March 14 was Ultimate Pi Day. Pi is the mathematical ratio of the circumference of the circle to the diameter. LJA cele-brated it on Friday, March 13, 2015. The first numbers of Pi are 3.14 and the following numbers are 15, 9, 26,53, etc. We call Pi an irrational number because it has no end.
We spent our Ultimate Pi Day with a host of activities. We first started with a worship that inspired us to always tell the truth and never to brag. Next, we played a Bible game where we answered questions about our favorite Bible characters and placed a marker on a card. The markers we used were Winter-mint lifesavers. These small treats reminded us that the real Lifesaver is Jesus Christ.
Wearing sneakers was a must for the next activity. Our students prac-ticed sprinting between two cones. Sometimes the students ran slowly, sometimes quickly. Other times they had to jump and make a full 180 degree turn and run in the opposite direction. Running backwards and sideways used muscles that hadn’t been used in a while.
Time was spent in the classroom learning what the Seventh-day Adventist Church believes about dinosaurs. We used the book, Dinosaurs, Where Did They Come From? And Where Did They Go? by Elaine Kennedy. There are so many things we don’t know about dinosaurs. We learned that we can’t tell whether a dinosaur is a male or female or exactly what the skin is like. There is still so much to learn, but Elaine Kennedy makes it so interesting. Next time was spent painting a dinosaur using watercolors.
For lunch each one of us had a slice of apple pie to commemorate such an infamous day. It’s great that Pi and pie sound alike. Ultimate Pi Day only comes around once in a lifetime. But the upcoming daywe really look forward to is the day Jesus comes. Let’s do all we can to prepare our-selves and help our children to be ready. Please consider enrolling your child in Lubbock Junior Academy for 2015 – 2016 school year.