1. Math Antics - Circles, Radius, Diameter, Pi,
2. Math Antics - Pi, Circumference, Area, squared
Next, we discussed circles, Pi, area, and circumference. Many of the children were confused and/or challenged with the advanced math standards, but many understood some of the new concepts. I linked the videos if you want to continue the discussion at home. (higher level thinking skills)
Create Pies - Student groups designed their very own tasty pies. Groups wrote a slogan or jingle to present to the class. Flavors included - doughnut pie, candy pie, etc. Ask your child about his/her pie creation. (creativity skills)
List It - Students raced to list types of pies and then things that roll. (higher level thinking skills, creativity skills)
Let's Eat - We can't celebrate Pi Day without eating pie. I want to extend a special thanks to the families of Allyson Diaz and Amelia Diaz for donating pies, plates, napkins, and utensils. (fun skills)
PBL "How can I, as a biologist, recommend the best habitats to our local Zoo or Aquarium?" - After watching a video on the arctic tundra students used tablets (if needed) to conduct Internet research to explore 5 facts. Next, students found three animals to include on their arctic tundra page. We discussed taking notes during the video thus "working smarter" and avoiding further research. (advanced communication skills, creativity skills, advanced research skills).
Centers - Students played SET, Pivot, Keva Blocks, and Dizios, Chess. (higher level thinking skills, communication skills, creativity skills)