Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Year

We are so lucky this year.  We get an extra day!  February 29th comes only once every 4 years, and 2012 is one of those years!  In a leap year, the calendar has 366 days with 29 days in February, not 28 days.
Even though it's not an actual holiday, it seems like a great reason to celebrate! The frog is the unofficial mascot of Leap Year.  So after reading the science and history behind a leap year,  students had some fun folding origami leaping frogs.

Students learned quickly, and frogs were soon leaping around the room. Parents, your students are asking for the pattern to fold even more frogs.  You may download it at home by clicking here.  A great big thanks to davis.jaque for sharing.

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