Calendars are charts that show the months of the year, the days of the week, and special holidays. Wall calendars hang on the wall, desktop calendars sit on a desk, and wallet calendars are kept in a wallet or purse. Calendars help us schedule events and keep track of days, weeks, and months. In the United States, the first day of the week is Sunday and the last day of the week is Saturday. Saturday and Sunday are called the weekend. Monday through Friday are called weekdays. There are 52 weeks in a year. This lifeskill lesson is designed for beginning ESL students who are just starting to learn English. (5-page lesson)
The first month of the year is January.
There are 31 days in January.
Holidays: New Year's Day, and Martin Luther King Day
The second month of the year is February.
There are 28 days in February.
Holidays: Black History Month, Super Bowl Sunday, Ground Hog Day, Lincoln's Birthday, Valentine's Day, President's Day, Mardi Gras, Chinese New Year, and Washington's Birthday.