Monday, March 14, 2016

Happy Pi/Pie Day!

Is that an amazing smorgasbord or what, just to celebrate Pi Day?!  What a fun afternoon we had!  And the pizza isn't even on the table.  Apple pie, pi cookies, mini-pies with Pi s on them, key lime pie (baked by my son!), brownies and circle shaped York Peppermint Patty's and even sphere shaped dum-dums.  

The first activity we did was a scavenger hunt around the library with Mrs. Pryde's first graders and the 4th grade Dewey Duty kids.  The Dewey kids drew the pies last week and Mrs. Warland glued them on poster board, drew the Pi on them, cut them into 8ths and then hid them all around the library.  We had a pizza (above), pumpkin (below) and apple to find and put together.  It was fun!

It was great watching the 1st and 4th graders work together.  Teamwork makes the dream work, right?!

When the 4th graders left for lunch, the 5th graders came in.  They had a way different task and activity--Make a chain with as many digits of pi as they can.  See the white paper on the table?  That has 100 digits of pi.  The colored pieces of paper have numbers written on them.  This was fun! Thanks to Mrs. Balogh, our math coach, for helping us out with this project and of course, cutting all the number strips!

He couldn't believe that the chain was longer than he was!

Finally, to wrap up the whole celebration, Mr. Reischer's class came in and read from Sarah Weeks's Pie Reader's Theatre. It was probably a little over the first graders' heads but we talked about it a little in their terms and encouraged them to read the book with their families.  

All in all, it was such a fun event!  I loved including Dewey Duty and Mrs. Pryde's students.  I couldn't have done it without Mrs. Warland, Mrs. Balogh, Mrs. Pryde, Mr. Reischer and the parents that sent in treats.  Such a collaborative effort!  Happy 3.14 Day!

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