Today is the 29th of February, did you know we only have the 29th of February every four years!
For the children in Scott class this is only the third time they have experienced had the 29th of Feb.
Today we did watched a youtube clip which explains why leap years occur, then we wrote our own explanations.
Here is one that was a collaborative effort from Tai, Osana, Manahal, Alaskah and Sami.
What is a leap year? We discovered that a leap year is a year that has 366 days. A normal year has 365.25 days, but we can’t have a day that is only six hours (or .25 of a day) long! So we have a thing called a Leap Year. Leap years occur every four years. They occur because we have to catch up the extra six hours per year. Because it takes 365 days to orbits the sun.Six hours each year for four years adds up to 24 hours which is the same as one day. So in a leap year we have an extra day. It is the 29th of February. A Leapling is someone who was born on the 29th of February. They only have their birthday every four years.