If you teach for 30 years 7 to 8 of those years will be “Leap Years”. If you teach for 30 years in a self-contained classroom with 20 students per year, you’ll have taught a total of 600 children! Odds are that you’ll have at least one child during your teaching career that will be born on February 29th.
I’ve made a birthday certificate for that eventuality. There are color and black ink versions. Some of the certificates can be used this year (2016) which is a leap year. I’ve also made some that can be used when it’s not a leap year. Click on the second image to download it from my Teachers Pay Teachers shop.
Here’s some leap year trivia: Do you think leap year is every 4 years? Well, almost. While it’s true that a leap year must be divisible by 4, it’s not the only requirement. According to a Gregorian calendar, the beginning of a new century must also be divisible by 400 in order to qualify as a leap year. The year 2000 was a leap year because it’s divisible by 400. The next century will begin in 2100 and it won’t be a leap year!
Happy Leap Day!
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