Leap Around for Leap Year!

[Post written by Kelsey Johnson]

Do you know what it’s like to have the calendar skip over your birthday year after year? For some, the calendar reaches February 28th, and instead of celebrating their birthday the next day, March jumps right in front of them.  February 29th is only on the calendar once every four years, which is referred to as a leap year. A leap year occurs every four years to synchronize the calendar year with the solar year.

If you were “lucky” enough to have been born on February 29th you were able to celebrate it last year, but this year Friday will start the beginning of March. So this raises the question, when do you actually celebrate your birthday? Do you celebrate it a day early on February 28th, a day late on March 1st, or not until the next leap year? The next time we will see February 29th will not be until 2016!

What better way to get your students interested in the Leap Year than to get them up and moving with Discovery Educations video Fitness Theme: Leap Year. In this segment, Slim Goodbody keeps your kids active by integrating an aerobic routine into his leap year lesson.

Leap your way into your way into a leap year lesson plan! Unlike February 29th, make your lesson something your kids won’t want to skip this year J

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