In our class, most mornings begin with 4 minutes of silence, to help ground and calm us.

Then we take turn reading a poem. We usually read the same poem for a week. All the poems we have read this year are posted around the room. As mentioned in a previous blog, we read a wide variety of poems. The last two poems have a math thread.

Then we take turn reading a poem. We usually read the same poem for a week. All the poems we have read this year are posted around the room. As mentioned in a previous blog, we read a wide variety of poems. The last two poems have a math thread.

**Handy Dandy Pi**

(Excerpt of poem)

*By Carolyn M. Morehouse*

Each circle has a radius

Diameter's its double

But try to find circumf'rence without pi and you're in trouble!

Number pi is just the thing

for calculations circle-ing

Number pi's a handy trick

For problems in arithmetic.

To measure round a circle with a ruler is a nuisance,

Take pi times double radii

The product is circumference!

Diameter's its double

But try to find circumf'rence without pi and you're in trouble!

Number pi is just the thing

for calculations circle-ing

Number pi's a handy trick

For problems in arithmetic.

To measure round a circle with a ruler is a nuisance,

Take pi times double radii

The product is circumference!

How many seconds in a minute?

Sixty, and no more in it.

How many minutes in an hour?

Sixty for sun and shower.

How many hours in a day?

Twenty-four for work and play.

How many days in a week?

Seven both to hear and speak.

How many weeks in a month?

Four, as the swift moon runneth.

How many months in a year?

Twelve the almanack makes clear.

How many years in an age?

One hundred says the sage.

How many ages in time?

No one knows the rhyme.

Sixty, and no more in it.

How many minutes in an hour?

Sixty for sun and shower.

How many hours in a day?

Twenty-four for work and play.

How many days in a week?

Seven both to hear and speak.

How many weeks in a month?

Four, as the swift moon runneth.

How many months in a year?

Twelve the almanack makes clear.

How many years in an age?

One hundred says the sage.

How many ages in time?

No one knows the rhyme.

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