In honor of Pi Day (March 14th) I like to do a number of things. I know that Pi is associated with math, but that sequence of numbers can be used to create some cool art, music and even poetry! I know, I know. It is no longer March. But now is when I have the time to post about some great things we did this year. Perhaps writing Pi poems will be something you’d like to try!
In case you are curious, a Pi Poem can be written on any topic. What makes it a Pi Poem is the number of words in each line. Because the sequence of Pi is 3.141592653589 … , The poem must have 3 words in the first line, 1 in the second, 4 in the third, 1 in the fourth, 5 in the fifth … get it? I tell the students to stop when your poem feels done. When what you wanted to say is said.
So many of the poems written this year were just plain lovely! Here are a few of them:
Flying Pi was written by Kaila and Fish Pi was written by Petra.
I don’t often post my own writing, but thought it was important for you to know that when my students write, I write.