Yesterday was Pi Day.
Did you know?
We don't know our Pi days, our prime numbers,
or the square root of umpty-three.
Is that such a bad thing?
PIE Day, now, that would be memorable.
Not a hard day to celebrate. Yum!
Or Color Day.
Or Dictionary Day!
But this post is really about confessions of a math shirker...
It's one of my New Year's Resolutions, see:
A resolution to add math as one adds vitamins,
but to add it creatively,
as one adds air and water and beauty.
(How does one bring in math beautifully? )
and recording their data in a soggy notebook.
Birdy - a little brown bear at the start of our adventures,
and polar bear by the end.
I don't know. I got distracted making lunch.
We added handfuls of popcorn together, and ate our sums.
as we don't see much sugar around here.
I wrote out rows of addition (fact families)
that equalled 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
then put that number of jellybeans in the square.
Reward: eating jellies!
For our pal Kenna's birthday, we made
a Wee Wonderfuls flannel dolly pillow.
It works like an old-fashioned flannel board, only cooler,
because clothes get stashed in the back pocket and well,
because it's just so dang cute.
(Her spa outfit. With cucumbers.)
The girls loved it.
So I thought to myself, "Hey! Why not numbers?"
Perhaps not as fashion-friendly,
but when they get tired of all that arithmetic,
(or, dare I say...bored?)
they can take a nap on it.
for the Winner of the A-Z Mystery Contest!
For this Worthy entry :
ONE, ELEGANT, AZALIA, FLOWING, AZIMUTHALLY
I choose Jan Morrison, intuitive writer pal -
for her clever gusto.
Jan, I can only imagine how enjoyable and mind-blowing Scrabble games with you must be!
I shall contact you for mailing details soon!
Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone!
And Happy Pi Day!