Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day 2012

Winter Olympics.
Summer Olympics.
Presidential Elections.
Leap Day.
Gioachino Rossini's Birthday.

What do they all have in common?  And who is Gioachino Rossini?

I truly had no clue who this Rossini character is, but you have to 
check out Google's Doodle in celebration of his Leap Day birthday:
"Born on 29 February, 1792, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville is hailed as his greatest
comic opera. The four frogs -- one at the piano, one as the soprano, a barber
and his customer -- are all playful nods at the characters from Rossini’s opera."

How did I celebrate Leap Day?  I really didn't do all that much out of the ordinary.  No frog jumps or leaps of any kind.  However... I did flip the day around on my students, who entered the classroom this morning only to find their agenda completely backwards, as well as a few other things!  Hey, we have to mix things up every once in a while, right?  What better day to do so than a day that only arrives once every four years!

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