How DO you teach about Pi Day in K???
It can be a vague concept at best, but knowing there are/were people in the world famous for their genius in Math is definitely worth exploring!
We began our day with this book:
Students were to listen with total EOS attention (eyes on screen). I asked them to remember 3 details from the
video. They were so good at this!
Details like “He named his violin like a person” to “He wasn’t good in school when he was little” and many more facts emerged. There were multiple opportunities for DOK questions. It was a great way to begin our Pi Day!
Next, we tried our hand at a directed drawing of Albert Einstein. For most drawings we use the following channel:
For this drawing we used the following video:
We drew Einstein by pausing and playing until all of the details were finished.
Just look at what our little artists did!
We also had a “Wild Hair Day” with Albert wigs and mustaches! Easy shape cut mustaches and a little masking tape to hold them on. The hats are like the “Thing” hats for Seuss. Easy peasy, and too cute for words!
Here we are striking a “Smart Thinking” pose…
We will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, learning why it is celebrated (generally speaking), and think about
some things associated with the day. Here is the little FREEBIE I made to share that we will be using. We are working on adding and subtracting from 10-20.
Have a great week!!!