Woot, woot! It’s that time of year again! π  Day is every March 14th (3.14, get it?! Love it!?).

Last year we had a fun π  Week, but this year I thought I’d dial it back to build up the anticipation for NEXT YEAR, the Ultimate π Day! Why, you might ask? Pi is 3.141592… making next year 3.14.15! I know, I know, throughout history many have lived, but will not have the joy of living through the ultimate π day. Only one more year, people. Only one more year!

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In case you’re a bit rusty on math, π comes from taking the circumference of a circle and dividing it by its diameter.  π never stops, never repeats, is irrational (in the mathematical sense, not emotionally), you always see something different and it is quite mysterious.  Is that not a beautiful description of God? That every single circle literally radiates the glory and majesty of God is, simply, breath taking.

Stop and just glance around you, how many circles do you see? I see them in

the opening of a vase
the base of my timer
the top of a small table
the power chord plug for my computer
wall clock
my pen
a plate

Each item mentioned contains π. Can’t help it. Can’t stop it. Every single circle holds infinity. Meditate on that today! A stop light? Not just one, but three circles declaring the glory of their Maker. A meal, don’t even get me going with all of the circles.

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To help with Pi fun, I’ve got resources from previous Pi days, and a few new ones.

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  • Pi songs! — two fun pi songs. One sings Pi’s value and the others plays Pi based on do=1, re=2, mi=3. Both are AWESOME.

This video is hosted by Danica McKellar (of the Wonder Years) and has a fun rendition of “Dance of the Sugar Pi Fairies.” Thanks to my sister Laura for sharing it with me!

 

  • Pi cartoons!  — last year the two favorites of my students: “mind blown” (wish you could have heard the gasps!) and Pi’s full name. Thanks to my friend LeAnne for sharing the following morsel with me!

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To prime the pump, I’ll share previous submissions.

 Reflecting
 God:
not just for shapes

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Three year olds
Can
Make me smile

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Ultimate
Pi
2015

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Life springs from
Both
Joys and sorrows

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Can’t wait to hang out with you in the comments! What did you think of the Sugar Pi Fairies? The pi songs are stunning, no?! And the cartoons and jokes never get old! Add a new Pi-ku! Look at all the fun Pi offers :). Thank you God for your fun creative hand seen in this aspect of your creation! Amen and amen.

Categories: Faith, Holiday, Just for fun

Amy

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  1. Amy L. March 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Love the jokes! I was going to mention next year, 3.1415, but you already did! Why did I think I’d beat YOU to it? :) Ready to celebrate, even if alone.

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      Amy March 16, 2014 at 4:25 pm - Reply

      Hope your plans went on and on :)

  2. Rhonda March 13, 2014 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    One of our MTFers mention it was Pi day and I said, ” Really, well in that case I fully except to see something about it in Amy Young’s The Messy Middle. She is totally into Pi.” Sure enough there it is in my emails. Had to show him and a couple others your emails. The love the photo.
    Looking forward to your excited over this next year. :)

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      Amy March 16, 2014 at 4:24 pm - Reply

      Rhonda, your comment made me smile!!! I love that you have such confidence in me AND that I am so predictable :)

  3. Becky March 13, 2014 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    High Pi!! Oh what a joy it was to share pi with several classes today!! we ate round food (even a couple of pie’s), read Sir Cumference and the Dragon Pi, measured things, wrote Pi-etry (nearly a pi-ku but now the words must have a certain number of letters based on pi), shared some jokes, and found the volume of Oreos. i’m now on the hunt for Pi tights… that’s the one thing that would make pi day even better

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      Amy March 16, 2014 at 4:23 pm - Reply

      Sir Cumference and the Dragon Pi!!! I bet your class was a’buzz in Pi love!

  4. Mike March 14, 2014 at 1:28 am - Reply

    Beautiful
    Who?
    My wife Wendy!

    • Shelly March 14, 2014 at 8:59 am - Reply

      How sweet, Mike!

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      Amy March 16, 2014 at 4:22 pm - Reply

      You never
      dis
      appoint, do you!

  5. Kimberly Todd March 14, 2014 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Today is Basil’s 3rd birthday and I made him a new playlist so of course I had to add “what pi sounds like.” Thanks for the idea!

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      Amy March 16, 2014 at 4:21 pm - Reply

      I’m plugging my ears … what’s that you say, the child, is what? three weeks old?!

      Truly grateful for him and that he’s a healthy three year old!!

  6. Shelly March 14, 2014 at 8:58 am - Reply

    A few Pi-ku for you today as Pi day comes to a close in my part of the world:

    Good Shepherd,
    keep
    me, who wanders.

    Just like that–
    JOY
    poured over me.

    O Teacher!
    Please,
    please let me pass!

    Today I
    bought
    gladiolas,
    they remind
    me
    of my grandma.

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      Amy March 16, 2014 at 4:20 pm - Reply

      I love these! You are truly a Pi-Ku master :)

      • Shelly March 17, 2014 at 5:36 am - Reply

        It was fun to give it a try!

  7. Mark Allman March 17, 2014 at 7:48 am - Reply

    I guess those people in the year 1592 were just blowing up twitter don’t you think.

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