My preschool lesson today was partially focused on teaching the months of the year and days of the week. We also did a couple St. Patrick's Day crafts.
For the calendar portion, I wrote out the months of the year on our dry erase easel. We read them all together and counted how many months are in a year. Then we went through each month, talking about what holidays occur when and what seasons each month fall in. I had cut out a few construction paper symbols that corresponded with various holidays and the kids stuck them on the months where they belonged. They also labeled which month their birthdays are.
I read Calendar by Myra Gohn Livingston. It's a brief and basic illustrated book that walks through the months of the year. We made observations about each month's illustration: whether the kids were wearing shorts or coats to determine what the weather was like, etc.
We watched a days of the week song. It's really simple but the kids liked it enought to want to watch it twice.
I pulled out our calendar and the kids correctly identified which month it is. Then we went over the days of the week again and the kids told me things they typically do on each day: Sunday - church, Monday - preschool, etc.
The rest of the time we spent doing St. Patty's day stuff and talking about who he was.