Pi Day

What a wonderful day we had on March 14th to celebrate Pi Day. Students, teachers, and schools around the world celebrate the number pi (3.14…….), the ratio of the circumference to the diameter for any circle. It is also, ironically, the birthday of Albert Einstein.

We began our celebration at McGuffey by hearing the story of Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi. Then we had some partner activities. The Pre-Primary and 3/4 found out that the circumference is 3 times and a “little more” the diameter. 1/2 and 5/6 made Japanese tato envelopes and sent Pi Day messages to friends and family. Then we all went to the basketball court and formed the “Great Circle of Pi” and sang Happy Birthday to Albert Einstein. Art students unveiled a giant mural of Einsteins.

Students also had the chance to “dress up” for the day with tattoos and t-shirts.

Of course, at the end of the celebration, we all got to eat some great chocolate pies and cheese cake.

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