Oh my gosh!! I am so excited!! This will be the first year, in my eleven years of teaching, to actually be in school on March 14. Usually we are on Spring Break, but not this year. I am so excited!!! “What is Pi Day”, some of you may ask? Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference with its diameter. Basically, pi means that the distance around the outside of the circle is the same distance as going from one side of the circle to the other side (making sure to go through the center) “three plus a little bit more” times. The actual number is a never ending decimal that is most often rounded to 3.14. Pi Day is known throughout the mathematical community as March (third month) 14.
My class will celebrate Pi Day with Moon Pies. I am going to read Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi to them. I am then going to give them each a Moon Pie. I will have them do an activity similar to my freebie “Dragons, and Medicine and Pi, Oh My!”, only I will have them use the Moon Pie as their circle. I am pretty sure the students will have a great time! Will all of them like the Moon Pie? Probably not, but oh well, their loss. LOL! Only one more day!!