Saturday, April 18, 2015
P is for Prince
The class always loved to hear stories about me. If they thought I was going to tell them a story from my childhood (or just from the day before) they would shush each other and pay rapt attention.
So it was inevitable that one day they would learn their teacher has a thing for Prince, or as this square depicts, the artist formally known as Prince.
In Grade Eight Prince was in town. I went alone and had front row seats! It was an amazing evening. This square is a reminder that even at 56 I wasn't too old to dance the night away in front of one of my idols.
P is also for Pi.
Grade Eight math is not for the weak of heart what with Pythagoras's theorem, square root algorithms, and learning how to calculate the area of a circle.
This square reminds me of all our math lessons, starting in grade one when we look at the quality of numbers before venturing into the four processes.
It is interesting and a bit serendipitous that as I come to this square on the quilt I have just finished knitting a pi shawl. A shawl where the stitches are calculated using pi.
So, of course, I need to include that picture here too!