Monday, March 15, 2010

Eat Pi



Because March 14 was Pi Day...So today son Thomas is making a pie...Searching through Nigella's book How To be A Domestic Goddess for ideas and recipes...talking about Pi..while Mum does Kumon prep ..driving mum to a Kumon meeting to get his hours up...with Anthony tagging along....praying at Mass in the Extraordinary Form...all before work at Kumon this afternoon/evening....another great homeschooling morning, don't you think?

Relevant quotes?

You know I am the Quote Queen.

This is what baking, what all of this book, is about: feeling good, wafting along in the warm, sweet-smelling air, unwinding, no longer being entirely an office creature; and that’s exactly what I mean when I talk about ‘comfort cooking’. How To be A Domestic Goddess

It’s Pi Day again; the annual celebration of the ratio of any circle’s circumference to its diameter in Euclidean space. Which in the real world equates to a day spent walking in circles around shrines dedicated to Pi, while eating pie. Naturally. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 every year. Why March 14? Because 3/14 equates to 3.14, the first three digits of Pi. March 14 also just happens to be Albert Einstein’s birthday. So a celebration of his life and work also comes into play. The first Pi Day celebration was held at the San Francisco Exploratorium in 1988, with staff and public marching around one of its circular spaces, then consuming fruit pies. The museum has since added pizza to its Pi Day menu. Pi Day

Unschooling provides a unique opportunity to step away from systems and methods, and to develop independent ideas out of actual experiences, where the child is truly in pursuit of knowledge, not the other way around. Writer, Earl Stevens

3 comments:

Lorna said...

Ha, Love it..... We did Pi last week, because he was curious, but not so creatively as this. very inspiring.

Linda said...

funny cake!

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Beautiful!