Pi Day Contest!
REINTRODUCING THE ST PAUL PARENT/KID GROUP! with a contest for ages 8-13.
What is the world record for memorizing Pi?
In 1981, an Indian man named Rajan Mahadevan accurately recited 31,811 digits of pi from memory. In 1989, Japan’s Hideaki Tomoyori recited 40,000 digits. The current Guinness World Record is held by Lu Chao of China, who, in 2005, recited 67,890 digits of pi.
Calling all Working Memory Enthusiasts!
You have until 3/14/2021 @ 3:14 PM to memorize as many digits as you can. Have your parent email your final count to [email protected] where I will collect the results and announce the winners at 7 PM.
The winner will recieve a pie from a local bakery and we will share a video of you reciting your accomplishment.
2nd prize; ingredients sent to make your own pie.
3rd prize; Pi swag.
Rules: Ability to recite from memory without aids or prompting. Honor System reporting. Reported final number is everything after “3.”.
A Year of Living Poetically
The St Paul Parent Group invites you to ‘A Year of Living Poetically”. The third Tuesday of every month starting on : Tuesday, March 16th, 4:30-5:30 PM “A long time ago, memorizing poetry was par for the course in school. Communities had poetry recitation contests and poetry was frequently printed in the newspapers. Now, it is unusual if a student is asked to memorize anything beyond the prologue to Romeo and Juliet. But if you allow it to, the memorization of poetry can enrich your life, expanding your mind and bringing beauty to even your darkest days.” -MENSA
Join us as we explore one classic poem a month from MENSA for Kids where we will take apart the poem by popular and critical interpretation with some fun worksheets as we memorize a poem a month in this year long series.
All ages welcome, 0-99. Email [email protected] for the Zoom details.
Gaming with SushiCat!
Mondays, 4:30-5:30 PM, starting March 22nd. Ages 7-13
Among Us encourages us to be flexible.
In today’s world, flexibility is one of the most marketable skills you can have. Being able to read a situation and adjust your work strategy as needed to ensure a smooth process is highly valued, but not really taught anywhere. As a logical puzzle, it can strengthen a student’s investigating skills/analytics and help students to be emotionally patient with their classmates while understanding different perspectives.
Among Us is free to play on iOS and Android devices (you can download it on the App Store or Google Play Store). Or, it costs $5 to play on a PC (you can download it on Steam or itch.io).
Classified as PEGI 7/Apple 9+
RSVP by Friday, March 19th (and each Friday before the event) so I have an idea of how much space we will require and to help you set up an account if needed. Please let us know if you are new to Among Us or have a lot of experience playing. All levels welcome.
Email [email protected] for the Zoom link.