What do you do to celebrate a unique day that only appears on the calendar once every four years? You do lots of things that aren't part of your ordinary daily routine. Students were invited to come to school dressed in their favorite outfit, their Halloween costume, two different shoes and socks, or any other way they wanted to dress. We began our morning by reading the book, YES DAY, which is about a special day that a little boy is allowed to do whatever he asks. After reading this book, we continued our FUN day with a dance party and then had ice-cream for breakfast. The kids LOVED that! They were allowed to sit wherever they wanted to. We went out to recess before lunch and played on the BIGGER side of the playground (which may not seem like a big deal to us, but to them it was AWESOME!). We blew bubbles on the playground and students chased them all over. We played red light, green light but instead of walking and running, the students leap-frogged to the finish! We had a pizza party and ate in the classroom. We mixed four different flavors/colors of Kool-aid together. They watched a movie and wrote about what they would do if they could do ANYTHING in one special day! And of course we reviewed our calendar and talked about the significance of February 29th. I definitely think that students will remember this day as being unique, special, and different. The only bad part is that they have to wait a long time until the next Leap Day comes around!
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