Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Year Day!

My students are completely befuddled that an regular year is really 365 1/4 days long, which, of course, results in an extra day every 4 years. We just went over that in science class. But, in math class, the are drilled that "1 year =365 days; 365 days = 1 year." I had a girl ask if they should be saying "1 year =365 1/4 days; 365 1/4 days = 1 year." I do have a class of thinkers. :)

My new student is doing well. Yes, he is a bit of a slow worker, but I think he's got the material down. Now I just have to work at speeding him up a bit.

Well, this is a very short update. I still have to finish getting ready. Have a wonderful day!

3 comments:

Lisa said...

Nicole,
What grade do you teach?
I used to work at the Christian school at our old church and I miss it so much! I had a student who was VERY slow (physically, not mentally). I found showing her a little of extra love and attention helped speed her up a little.
God Bless ~ Lisa

Nicholas Z. Cardot said...

So you are either lying to them in math class or in science class. Which is it? Just kidding. That's neat that they actually pay attention to that stuff.

Nicole said...

LOL! I'm not lying! Calander wise, there are 365 days in the regular year, but scientifically, it takes the earth 365 1/4 days to revole around the sun. See, I know my stuff! :)