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Pizza Math & Prayer

Today the Librarian provided pizza for my class — their reward for reading 325 books during Nevada Reading Week.  Five pizzas were delivered.  Each pizza was cut in 8 pieces.  That is 40 pieces of pizza for 24 children.  Do you detect a problem?

Despite the foul up, every child received two pieces of pizza.  Pretty neat math, huh?  I just took the biggest pieces and cut them in half.  I even managed a piece of pizza for myself, and two slices left over.  Kind of like the loaves and the fishes — miracles are happening every day.  And yes, I know this is a school, but I still prayed over the pizza  — I just didn’t do so aloud. 

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Were they cheese or with toppings? Silent prayer is still permitted. 🙂 Glad the kids got to eat, shame that it’s a rarity.

  2. Brian — I always order pepperoni. No choices, no fighting.

    Polona — the kids took it well and were very polite. The teacher was a bit snarly. She is also covered in pepperoni grease from trying to cut all that pizza with a dull knife.

  3. That’s a nice reward. They did a good job, and they deserved it.

    It could have been worse. You could have had to cut it with a coffee stirrer. 😀

  4. Brig — since my first year teaching when I had to cut pizza with a plastic knife, I have kept a chef’s knife in my classroom. I also have a serving spoon. I also had an ice cream scoop, but last year one of the kids tossed it when they cleaned up after the party.

    Me: Where’s the ice cream scoop?

    Child: I threw it away, Miss.

    Me: What do you mean, you threw it away?

    Child: Well, it was in one of the plasic cups, and you told me to throw the dirty plastic cups away, so I threw it away.

    Me: I believe you have just earned an “F” in critical thinking.

  5. Silver — as a former cook, food math is one of my skills. Five days a week I prepared breakfast and lunch, or lunch and dinner for 127+ people. Sometimes I did so with adequate supplies. Sometimes I did so without. Always I did so. They were a cative audience — literally — and had to be fed.

  6. OC — the pizza is only marginally better then the service. In this case spreading it thin is pretty much a blessing.

    Melli — if the pizza had had anchovies on it, I wouldn’t have had to cut it into smaller pieces. Nobody would have wanted it!

  7. Gary — I did — and it obviously worked because I had some left over! God’s “more” and our “more” don’t always look the same.

  8. Hmmm, I keep reading these great Blog posts about pizza and cakes and such, yet when I check the comment section the left overs are all gone.

    85 minutes to lunch time and I’m hungry now.

  9. No no, it’s my initial morning sustenance. So my first each day. Which is not to say it’s my primary. Of course Red Bell is my primary source of actual “food” energy.

  10. Never been much of a pizza girl myself. there is one place in reykjavik though, where there is one pizza to die for:) I could read a book and tehn trest myself to one of those bad boys 🙂

  11. Morgon — oi!

    Bazza — 16 pieces of pizza all for me definately wouldn’t have done my back — or the rest of me — any good!

    Minka — there don’t seem to be any place to get really good pizza in this city.

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