Friday, March 14, 2014

It's Pi Day! Celebrate 3.14159.........


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Students - Today is Pi Day!  On March 14, today, people the world over celebrate the amazing number that is Pi.  Last year on this day, thanks to the enthusiasm of her wonderful math teacher, our daughter Georgia memorized Pi out to one hundred places.  That was amazing, and so now I will celebrate Pi Day in my head and heart every year.

You can learn more about Pi here at Pi Day or here at Wonderopolis.  You can learn more about calculating Pi here at wikiHow.  Happy Pi Day!  Go eat pie.

This week I have had the pleasure of visiting Jone MacCulloch's blog, Check it Out.  On Wednesday, we had a chat about FOREST HAS A SONG, and today Jone is graciously sharing my poem, "Sound Waves", from the new POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY FOR SCIENCE: THIRD GRADE STUDENT EDITION, compiled by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong.

Jamie Palmer is sharing a fantabulous list of notebook resources over at my other blog, Sharing Our Notebooks, this week.  Stop by to learn about some new books and to enter the giveaway! 

Much gratitude to Kristie Miner and the Binghamton Area Reading Council for such a lovely evening last night at Traditions at the Glen. It was simply a pleasure to share poetry with and write with such warm and wonderful teachers.

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Happy Poetry Pi-Day!

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11 comments:

iza said...

Wow, Amy, maybe I would have done better in math if I'd read wonderful poems like this! Well, well done. I love it!

catherinemjohnson.wordpress.com said...

Same here, Iza! Great poem, Amy.

Sue Heavenrich said...

wonderful poem - and how can anyone NOT love Pi?

Joy said...

Super-dee-duper. Wowser. Great poem.

LInda Baie said...

awesome poem, Amy. Off to the teachers this will go! We've had many kinds of pie today, every classroom, in the teacher's workroom. Big celebration for such a day! Happy PI day to you too!

Diane Mayr said...

I wish that math in the stone ages, when I took it, was as accessible as it is for kids today. A poem about Pi? It was unthinkable back then.

Catherine said...

Great poem, Amy! And I love those puppets! I have been reading The Poetry Friday Anthology For Science all week and continue to be amazed by how effortlessly the science content has been woven into poetry. Your Pi poem has accomplished this with math!

Linda A. said...

Bring on the math and the pie! what a great way to celebrate the day.

Tabatha said...

Hey Amy, great poem! Did I ever tell you that I know all the digits of Pi? Just not in the right order. (bah ha ha!)

Karen Edmisten said...

I LOVE this, Amy!
It will be the next poem up in my daughter's Poetry Scavenger Hunt. :)

Bridget Magee said...

"noble humble pi" - yippee! Thanks for a great poem to share with my pi/pie loving daughters. = )