12 Months12 Brothers
There are 12 months in a year. Do you know their names? JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJune JulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Guess the month.
Unscramble the words: 1. PRILA - 2. YAM - 3. JARUNYA - 4. CHARM - 5. BFREAURY- 6. SPTMBEER - 7. YULJ - 8. COTERB - 9. UNJE - 10. OENVMREB - 11. UGUATS - 12.EDCMERBE -
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).
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.
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).
October: from octo, Latin for “eight”. November: from novem, Latin for “nine”. December: from decem, Latin for “ten”.
http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0002067.html http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/roman/months.htm Автор презентации: Галкина Н.В.Челябинская область, г. Пласт