Celebrate Pi Day! Bonus: Periodic Table!

How many digits can you recite?  Enjoy this song about the challenge faced by someone who has vowed to recite pi.

Explore amazing pi here!  Find resources for celebrating pi in your classroom!


The anniversary of the day in 1869 the periodic table was presented by Mendeleev to the Russian Physiochemical Society just passed on March 6th.  Have a listen to this song and raise a slice of pizza (enjoy the line “add some gold and silver for some pizza place class”) to celebrate a wondrous and inspiring bit of work made possible by curiosity and persistence.  Qualities we encourage in our students every day!


Call to Action: Today and Wednesday

Meet at Trinity Hall at Chico State from noon to 1 pm today to show support for Chico State Classified staff.  See you there!
Many of us work on Chico Unified campuses with Chico Unified staff.  We have children at Chico Unified schools and have gone through those schools ourselves, sometimes generations of our families have connections to these schools and teachers.
Our CUSD brothers and sisters are in the thick of it, as so many of us in Public Education are.  We are all fighting for the kids, the schools and the profession.  This Wednesday, February 18th show up at the Chico City Council chambers from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in solidarity with these folks who are protecting and educating our children.

Chico Nature Center Hosts Workshops for High School Teachers

 3 Saturdays, 3 locations, 3 different themes: October 4th at Rancho Esquon – “Places We Live,” October 25th at the Lake Oroville Visitor’s Center – “Biodiversity,” and November 15 at the Chico Creek Nature Center – “Focus on Forests”

All workshops are 8:30AM-11:30AM

Participants will receive a PLT unit and access to EEI units at each training. Participants who attend all three trainings will qualify for CEU’s through CSU San Marcos  Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Sign up for one or all. Register here.

Promote Literacy in Chico

The first ever Chico Comic-Con is today from 10 am to 5 pm

 Chico Veteran’s Building 554 Rio Lindo Avenue Chico, CA 95926

Children 12 and under are free, all others are $3  ***  The funds collected go to support the Veterans group sponsoring the event.

Go out and support a wonderful literacy event in our community!!

Here are some resources for using Comics in the Classroom!

Banned Books Week Approaching!

Banned books week will celebrate the freedom to read September 21-27.  The focus this year is on comics and graphic novels!

The National Council of Teachers of English have resources available for teachers. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has discussion guides for 10 high quality graphic novels, they also have a free Banned Books Week Handbook.  If you would like to borrow any of these graphic novels, check with your local library or contact your chapter president.  The American Library Association has a well-organized and staggering amount of resources and information about banned books and Banned Books Week.

Enjoy the beautiful weather by going outside with a book or two!