On Friday, March 14, fourth through eighth grade students at The Children’s School celebrated Pi Day. In fourth grade, students learned about the concept of Pi by reading Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi by Cindy Neuschwander, and challenged each other to recite as many numbers of Pi as possible. The younger students were excited to celebrate with the 4th graders, as they completed the annual Pi Parade, where each student shared one of the numbers from Pi as they marched around campus.
The middle school students celebrated every mathematicians favorite day, at 1:59pm (date: 3.14 time:159), by memorizing and then reciting as many digits of pi as they could. As added incentive, any student that memorized more than 100 digits was given an opportunity to "pi" Justin, the 6th grade humanities teacher, in the face with a whip cream pie. The top performer memorized 119 digits of pi! Additionally students made pie charts of people’s favorite types of pie!
The day concluded with the students enjoying some yummy, circular treats, including fruit pies, pizza pies, and cookies.
The Children's School, an independent school located in La Jolla, California, inspires children from toddlers through grade eight with a rich academic and unique social curriculum. To learn more about The Children’s School, please visit www.tcslj.org.