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12 months

  1. 1. 12 Months 12 Brothers
  2. 2. There are 12 months in a year. Do you know their names? January February March April May June July August September October November December
  3. 3. Guess the month. April
  4. 4. August
  5. 5. December
  6. 6. July
  7. 7. October
  8. 8. May
  9. 9. June
  10. 10. November
  11. 11. February
  12. 12. March
  13. 13. September
  14. 14. January
  15. 15. Unscramble the words: 1. PRILA -  APRIL 2. YAM -  MAY JANUARY 3. JARUNYA -  MARCH 4. CHARM -  5. BFREAURY-  FERBRUARY 6. SPTMBEER -  SEPTEMBER JULY 7. YULJ -  OCTOBER 8. COTERB -  JUNE 9. UNJE -  10. OENVMREB -  NOVEMBER AUGUST 11. UGUATS -  12.EDCMERBE -  DECEMBER
  16. 16. Where do the month names come from? January: named after Janus, the god of doors and gates. This month opens the year. February: from februo. This was a Roman month of sacrifices and purification. March: named after Mars, the god of war. Start of year for soldiers (no fighting during winter).
  17. 17. April: from aperire, Latin for “to open” (buds). This is the month when trees open their leaves. May: named after Maia, the goddess of growth of plants. This is the month when plants really start to grow. June: from junius, Latin for the goddess, the queen of the Gods Juno.
  18. 18. July: named after Julius Caesar, the ruler of Rome in 44 B.C. He reorganised the calendar. August: named after Augustus Caesar, another ruler of Rome in 8 B.C. September: from septem, Latin for “seven”. The seventh month (counting from March).
  19. 19. October: from octo, Latin for “eight”. November: from novem, Latin for “nine”. December: from decem, Latin for “ten”.

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