16 March 2009

joyous month of march

I'm still here, quite busy with lesson plans, rain-soaked days, and those little things that seem to pile up when one is looking the other way.

March is one of my favorite months.  Spring is just ahead, the sun has magically decided to visit longer, and petals carpet the ground from blooming trees.  I am such a geek that I celebrate "pi" day each year, March 14...ok, for those un-math folks that's "3.14--pi--having to do with the circumference of a circle--C=(pi)xd".  Pi Day:  surrounded by all things circle, which usually means food (doesn't it always come down to food?)...pizza, pot pies, fruit pies, cookies.

This year, something extra appeared on the calendar for the month.  On the third of March, for the year 2009, we had the great opportunity to celebrate "Square Root Day".  This amazing event only happens nine times every one hundred years, where the day of the month and the month are the square root of the last two digits of the year.  My classroom celebrated by eating root vegetables and drinking root beer.  So sweet and so fun!

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