There are twelve months in a year. How many months have you lived through?
By now, anywhere from 120 to 168 months.
January is named after the Roman god Janus. He had two faces and could look forward and backward. March is named after the god Mars. July is named for the famous emperor Julius Caesar. September, October, November, and December are derived from the Latin numbers for seven, eight, nine, and ten.
I think it’s time to invent a new month.
Now it’s your turn: Invent a new month and name it. What season will you put it in? What holidays, events, or special days will you develop for your new month? If you’d like to, you can draw or paint a picture to go on a calendar for your new month.
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