I’m not sure I’ve ever really considered Leap Day a holiday, but I’ve always been intrigued by this special day. My fascination with the day grew infinitesimally when my cousin became a mother back in 2000 on this very day. I’ll never forget the way she grinned about the fact that of course, her child would be born on Leap Day – couldn’t have arrived a day earlier or later! And yet, that very reason may be just why I enjoy this little 2-9 so very much.
Today, the kids and I enjoyed peanut butter and honey sandwiches shaped like frogs (they seemed fitting for a leapy lunch idea). We used coins of string cheese to make leap lines so it looked like these long-legged critters were bouncing all over! Prior to my lunch-time fun, my students and I watched this little video about Leap Year and then near the end of the hour, attempted a silent leapfrog down the hallway today – and I learned a very interesting tidbit of information. Kids no longer know how to leapfrog! Well, perhaps it’s just my first hour kids?! Second hour students seemed to do a decent job of leapfrogging around the computer lab, and I gave them the added incentive of leaping from a chair to have their mid-air image captured!!
I hope to have a little montage of our leap day antics posted here before long, but with the Slice of Life Story Challenge beginning tomorrow, I’m not sure if it’ll happen right away! In any case, I hope this one-every-four-years day was special for you in just the right way!