Days, Weeks, Months and Years

Maggie

Wow, I just flew in from planet Micron.  It was a long flight, but well worth it to get to spend time with you!

My name is Maggie in your language (but you couldn't pronounce my real name!)

When I first arrived I couldn't understand how you measure time, but my friend Tom taught me all about it, and I am going to share with you everything he taught me.

Today is my day to learn about days, weeks, months and years !

Days

Maggie Waking Up

Every time I wake up, Tom says it is ...

... a new Day!

 

Each day really starts at Midnight (12 O'clock at Night) and ends next Midnight:

One Day
Midnight Sunrise Midday Sunset Midnight
Midnight Sunrise Midday Sunset Midnight

But I sleep when it is dark, so I only notice the new day when I wake up!

Days Have Names

Each day is special! Tom says there are seven different days:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

And that after Sunday, it is Monday again!

Round and round every seven days.

Week

Seven days together make a week. A week can be any period of seven days, as shown here (click on any day, a whole week will be shown):

Tom said that he was going sailing in one week ... so that means he has to wait 7 days.

This is easy! I know what a Day is, and 7 Days make a Week:

1 Week = 7 Days

Months

I have also heard people talk about Months ... what are they?

months

Tom says there are 12 different months!

Each has a different name, and I should try to remember them all (wow!)

 

He says a month is about 30 days long, but some months can be longer or shorter.

For example April has 30 days, but May has 31 Days!

 

If there are about 30 days in a month, how may weeks is that? Tom says that 30 days is a little longer than 4 weeks.

OK, some months are 30 Days, but not all of them.
So I don't know exactly how long a month is unless I look it up.
But I can remember this:

1 Month = about 30 Days = about 4 Weeks

 

Year

Tom says 12 months together make One Year:

1 Year = 12 Months

He says that a Year is a long period of time.

Cake 7 Years ... from one Birthday to the next Birthday ... Cake 8 Years
     
xmas ... or from one Christmas to the next ... xmas 2

 

And there are 365 days in a year (but some years are 366 days long if they are a Leap Year)

 

OK, so a Year is 12 Months
And a Year is also 365 Days (or 366 Days in a Leap Year)

1 Year = 12 Months = 365 (or 366) Days

 

Summary

I asked Tom for a diagram and this is what he showed me:

Day Week Month Year

Tom says each month in the diagram has the correct number of days!

I tried counting them, but I lost count ... maybe you can do better.

 

Maggie

I hope you enjoyed learning all about Days, Weeks, Months and Years.

Now I must return home. Bye for now!