Friday, March 6, 2009

Cookie's Week

Emmy is very interested in the days of the week. She keeps track of the weekdays by noting what special activity will be happening at school (Mondays - gymnastics, Wednesdays - yoga, Fridays - sing-song, etc.) and she knows weekends because Mommy sleepily enters her bedroom still dressed in pajamas with thoughts of coffee floating in her head.

Cookie's Week is a wonderful book to help reinforce the concept of the days of the week. Emmy is delighted by the cat's antics in the story especially when Cookie falls into the toilet. "Silly cat!" she exclaims each time we read that page. Tomie dePaola's watercolor illustrations compliment Cindy Ward's simple text wonderfully. The book leaves you wondering if Cookie really will rest on Sunday?


Another terrific (and very silly) book about the days of the week is Eric Carle's version of the traditional song Today is Monday. Emmy's favorite page is Wednesday when soup (Zoooooop) is on the menu. Here is a great video of a class of children singing the song with motions. Emmy and I will have so much fun performing this song.



It's always fun to include music in the daily routine. Emmy and I are often singing at the top of our lungs in the car. Here are two songs to help with learning the days of the week.

Days of the Week (to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star")
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday too.
Wednesday, Thursday just for you.
Friday, Saturday that's the end .
Now let's say those days again!
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday!

Days of the Week (to the tune of "The Adams Family")
Days of the week, (snap snap)
Days of the week, (snap snap)
Days of the week,
Days of the week,
Days of the week. (snap snap)

There's Sunday and there's Monday,
There's Tuesday and there's Wednesday,
There's Thursday and there's Friday,
And then there's Saturday.

Days of the week, (snap snap)
Days of the week, (snap snap)
Days of the week,
Days of the week,
Days of the week. (snap snap)

4 comments:

  1. In Bruno's spanish class, we sing a song that kind of has the rhythm of a train, "Lunes, Martes, MIERCOLES!, Jueves, Viernes, Sabado, Domingo, toot toot!" Next time I see you I'll sing it for you. It's fun!

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  2. EXCELLENT! I can't wait to hear it.

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  3. Hi Amy,
    I just found your site as I was looking for Cookie's Week info.Your daughter's perspective reflects children's need to know about everyday events. I am writing a blog about early literacy development and provide ideas using books, like Cookies Week too. Stop by and visit.
    Susan

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  4. Thanks, Susan! I'll check your site out soon.

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