Leap Week.

Back to a normal week. Now that all the learning fairs are over we are finally ready for a “regular” week.  Just a few reminders.  Your black history poster is due Monday (which most of you already turned in) and your Nok Sculptures are due Wed.  We will also be testing in Math this week.  Please be sure to check gradelink by the end of the week, it will mark the midpoint to 3rd quarter. Yes 3rd quarter.  Parents please be aware that starting this week, we are asking you to stop by and check out Martha’s Kitchen (our Friday service project).  We’d like you to see what is going on and where your child is volunteering (there will be a letter going out this week).

Below are a few fun facts about Leap Year. Enjoy.

What is a leap year?

A leap year is a year in which one extra day has been inserted at the end of February. A leap year consists of 366 days, whereas other years, called common years, have 365 days.

The extra day, the 29 February, is the 60th day of a leap year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 306 days remaining.

 

209Why is it called a Leap Year?

Hundreds of years ago the leap year day had no recognition in English law. The day was ‘leapt over’ and ignored, hence the term ‘leap year’.

209Why do we have a leap Day?

The 29 February is known as a leap day and it is added to the calendar during a leap year. This extra day is added every four years to bring the solar year of 365¼ days into line with the calendar year of 365 days.

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