When I was in high school, I had a friend whose birthday was February 29. He joked and we joked back about his getting ripped off birthdays. After all, his birthday only came every fourth year. The good news is that it only makes him 12 or 13 now. Fortunately for him, his parents made it up for him with celebrations on the 28th.
But, February 29 is really an oddity with rules about what years are leap years and therefore have a leap day and which ones aren’t. It’s a really good opportunity for inquiry and curiosity at all levels.
I’ve always helped colleagues celebrate this special day with some web resources. For this year, I pulled them together into a Pinterest Board.
You can access the board here. There’s a little something for everything in there. Help yourself. Make tomorrow special for your students, especially if you have one with a birthday on the 29th.
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