Friday, March 22, 2013

Pi Day- With 6th Graders- Link Parade

I am going a bit link happy here!

So much great stuff going on in the blog world, I don't want to miss out!

One of my classes is a Math lab and we are studying circles. Perfect for finally getting Pi Day celebrated since we were on spring break last week.

We have read both books about Sir Circumference.
We have played games and measured fake food. Click here to read that post and get that lesson for FREE! (keep reading there's another freebie)

So, today, we blew bubbles!!! We made circles and found the diameter, radius, circumference and area!

 This is harder than it looks. You have to add food coloring for them to show up. I also added dish soap to make it more bubbly.

 These were the finished products.

 After making the bubbles, and a mess, they had to measure the diameter of six of their bubbles. Then they had to find the radius, the area and the circumference. They filled out this recording sheet. (Another FREEBIE)

It was pretty fun! Plus, we made pretty art and I hung them on my door for decorations.

My husband booked our summer trip to Vegas!

Monday, I had "weigh-out" for a weight loss challenge I was part of with my Zumba class. I worked really hard the previous week, attended 3 classes in one week and it paid off. (plus the previous eight weeks) On Wednesday, I found out I won 3rd place!!!! I was so excited!

I am seriously considering teaching summer school this summer for the first time in 17 years! Am I crazy? I haven't because I have kids and I LOVE LOVE LOVE summer break. But, my kids and I need routines and I am not a structured person.It's half days, Mon-Thurs for five weeks. Plus, the $$$ is soooo good, and I would love to have some spending $$ for #3. My good friend also offered to keep my kids for me so I wouldn't have the added expense of day care. That final decision will come soon.

Baseball season started for us. I love this time of year, even though my life gets even busier!

 Thanks for making to the end....
Happy Linky!!


  1. I love the bubble activity! What a great way to practice diameter and radius while having some fun! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I had a ton of fun on Pi Day (you can read about it here... but we didn't do the bubbles! I LOVE it! I will have to remember this for next year...gonna PIN it right now. Great idea. I envy you going to Vegas this summer...never been:( You are lucky to be able to teach summer school...I have been teaching 22 years and can' get in on that gig up here. Whatever you decide, be happy:)
    Have a great week!

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  4. The bubbles are such a fun way to incorporate some fun into a math lesson!! I would never think of that...awesome! :)

    Blair Turner
    All Things Upper Elementary

  5. I really like the actual bubble exercise! Exactly what a terrific way to exercise size as well as radius with a few enjoyable! Many thanks with regard to discussing!

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  6. I just finished this activity with my sixth grade math classes, and it ranks up there as one of my most rewarding days of teaching. They were engaged and learning without even realizing it. Thanks for sharing!