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    Default Roll Call, 3.14 - Pi day edition!

    Happy Pi Day! We have cherry pi and raspberry pi to make today!!

    Is your family doing anything for Pi day?
    Carol

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    Yay Pi Day! We are having chicken pot pie for dinner. Thanks Marie Calendar
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    Not sure what kind of pie we will enjoy today, but we our oldest chose today as her official day of high school graduation! She is done with all of her high school studies and enrolled in community college starting August, she plans to transfer after that (not wanting to leave home or her projects just yet).

    We will do our annual recite Pi as far as we can @ 3:14 and 15 seconds today. I think our standing record of memorization in our house is 130 places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChildoftheMoon View Post
    Not sure what kind of pie we will enjoy today, but we our oldest chose today as her official day of high school graduation! She is done with all of her high school studies and enrolled in community college starting August, she plans to transfer after that (not wanting to leave home or her projects just yet).
    Congratulations to your daughter! I hope both she and you have a sense of accomplishment!!
    Carol

    Homeschooled two kids for 11 years, now trying to pay it forward


    Daughter (22), a University of Iowa graduate: BA in English with Creative Writing, BA in Journalism, and a minor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

    Son (21), a Purdue University senior majoring in Computer Science, minoring in math, geology, anthropology, and history

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    I totally forgot it was pi day! We didnt have any plans, but a dessert pie for dinner may be in the works.
    We read Navigating Early this school year, it has a fun story of the number pi woven into it.

    Im doing my planning week for Africa now, and am looking forward to getting those recipes into the mix!

    The news worries me a little - I see all sorts of “outrage of the day” - today being students planning to march out of classes to “protest” school shootings. It seems that actually doing something to alleviate the problems and divisions would be better.
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/14/us/ry...rnd/index.html
    Do I need to talk about school shootings with DS12? What do I even say? That people have guns they shouldnt have, that they attend institutionalozed schools that are too big or bureaucratic to pay attention or even help the kids who are in this sort of mental place? A ludicrous solution of more guns on campuses being proposed? (Seriously? They want teachers to engage in a firefight?)
    Thats my unease about the day, and the topics in it. :-/
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    We are so nonconformist* over here that we are having brownies.

    (*Actually, I forgot it was Pi Day.)
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    We are having pizza just by coincidence, its round, does that count? DD read about Pi day yesterday online but that is about as much as we have done.

    AM, sorry you are having some angst about recent news and issues. Did you talk to your son about it?

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    We also ended up having pizza.... not only is it round, its a type of pie.

    Sorry about venting my angst.... we didnt talk about it today, but had a discussion about how to go about finding kiwi-berry vines. Making our garden grow, to quote Candide / Voltaire.
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    Don't be sorry for venting, its good to have a place to do it I say. Its not like we homeschool parents have a bunch of other adults to chat to all day about things. Maybe just ask him what he thinks about it all and go from there. Kids pick up a lot just listening in on little bits of conversation and news.

    I had never heard of kiwi berries, they look cute, like mini kiwifruit. What do they taste like?

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    Kiwi berries taste like kiwis, but they dont require a male and female plant to set fruit, and you dont have to peel them before eating. Theyre also known as hardy kiwis - but called kiwi berries in the grocery store.
    DS12, who isnt usually sensory-adventurous, has a fondness for expensive and exotic fruit in the grocery store.
    Gardening articles say the vines will grow well in our climate, but I havent found them at my local nursery or Home Depot / Lowes. Maybe its still too early in the season, or maybe we need to look at an exotic fruit nursery. DS12 is of the opinion we should scour more nurseries, or perhaps order online.
    When sourcing a kiwi berry vine is our biggest quandary in a day, though, its not exactly a problem on the scale of surviving a day in public school.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

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Roll Call, 3.14 - Pi day edition!