|A Pi Bracelet|
But I digress. My point is that sometimes the nonfiction section doesn't get its props in the library. The kids use the books for reports and we do have the dinosaur enthusiasts... but what about in general just for the fun of reading? This month, we tried to highlight a section that doesn't often get a second glance... the Math section. That's right, we celebrated 3-14 ... Pi Day.
Sir Cumference and The Dragon of Pi to rouse the spirit of Pi Day. It's a tale of a king who turns into dragon mistakenly. Only the magic number that is the circumference of a circle divided by the diameter can save him now. His son must find the magic number to give his father the right amount of magic potion before the dragon-slaying knights reach him.
At the end of the story, we measured some circles to find pi ourselves. After we'd found it, they made bracelets with numbered beads, listing the unending number of pi. And of course, we ended the day, with another type of pie...
|Must... Get... Pie... Open!|