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Sep 4, 2010

Pizza Party unit review

Download N Go's Pizza Party has been my favorite unit so far! I think it tied with Roller Coasters for the boys. We really loved trying different pizzas. The littles are two of the pickiest kids on the planet though, so I heard a lot of "just cheese" this week.
Along with pizza as a whole and in part, this unit touches on Italy and her cities, famous Italians, vocabulary, nutrition, science experiments, music and more! Malachi seems to have a bit of a crush on Rosemary Clooney now and we'll just leave it at that.  (Picture her in her lovely younger days.) 

Our daily objectives for Pizza Party were:
Day 1: Pizza—What Is It?
Day 2: The Story of Pizza
Day 3: Types of Pizza
Day 4: The Science of Pizza
Day 5: Let’s Have a Pizza Party

We made sticker pizzas. They were much more adventurous with sticker toppings than adding toppings to a real pizza. :)We read some fun books. The littles especially liked Pete's a Pizza and The Magic Boot.

We played with our new pizza game (I can't believe I didn't take any pictures of them with this toy. They LOVE it!), Melissa and Doug's Pizza Party.

We had some crispy, thin crust pizza.We made "chocolate pizza" at Xav's request. I pulled this idea from my childhood. We slathered chocolate frosting "sauce" on graham cracker "crust" and topped with sprinkles and a variety of chips.YUMMY!

We'll be having Daddy's homemade pizza tonight. I'll be posting about that later!

National Cheese Pizza Day is *tomorrow* September 5. Don't forget to celebrate with Download N Go's $5 Pizza Party celebration! Pizza Party is on sale Saturday and Sunday for $5 (regularly $7.95).

Download N Go is a unit study/lapbooking series created by Amanda Bennett and The Old Schoolhouse for grades K-4 and is intended to take one week to complete, though with all the resources available it would be easy to expand that. They are bright and colorful and loaded with information. DNG studies have five daily objectives with components for a smart little lapbook, clickable links to videos and websites, vocabulary, history, geography and more.

Check out this Download N Go blog hop for more Pizza Party reviews and giveaways!

Giveaway is CLOSED.  Thanks for participating!

Now for my GIVEAWAY! I have one copy of Pizza Party to share with a lucky family. To enter to win:

1) REQUIRED first entry, go to this Download N Go page and tell me which title you would love to study.

2) Tell me a pizza story. It could be as simple as your favorite topping or a pizza memory.

3 and 4) Blog about this giveaway or share it on Facebook, linking directly back to this page.

Leave me a comment for each entry for a total of four (4) possible entries. Good luck!

ETA: Entries need to be in by midnight Friday, September 10.
I will select the winner using on Saturday, the 11th.

*** I received a copy of Pizza Party at no charge in exchange for my honest review. ***


Soaring Eagle said...

Expedition Canada is one I'd like for us to study since that is where I am from.

Soaring Eagle said...

Pizza Story: I love pizza. I can eat it often. I think my son inherited this love of pizza from me. He asks for it weekly. He also enjoys Pizza Hut. I love Hawaiian, daughter loves pepperoni and son loves cheese pizza.

Soaring Eagle said...

I mentioned the giveaway on my blog.

Soaring Eagle said...

I also posted it on FB.

Anonymous said...

Sounds Like pizza was a hit. I remember being with you when you got those stickers and Xav almost destroyed them for you. Oh well pizza is good no matter how you make it.

Lori said...

I would love to study the upcoming Hoppin' Popcorn unit study.

Lori said...

I love pizza, but I have to be careful eating it anymore. (Lactose intollerant) My favorite toppings are Ham, Pepperoni and Mushrooms.

Lori said...

I posted your review link on my FB page.

Jenny said...

Mmmm, Chocolate Challenge looks like a yummy study :)

Jenny said...

Pizza is one of my favorite meals. We enjoy your standard meat n cheese pizza but also like to do dessert/fruit pizzas for a twist. My favorite dessert pizza is topped with peanut butter m&m's.

Jenny said...

I just FB'd your giveaway!

Jenny said...

I just posted a blog about your giveaway -

amanda said...

the rollercoaster one looks so fun!!

amanda said...

pizza memory. i LOVED doing 'book it' in school for free pizza at pizza hut.

I am Koogle... said...

We really like "Pete's a Pizza" too! Where did you purchase the sticker pizza activity? Is it part of the Pizza Party unit study or an additional resource you found? Cute!

zekesmom10 said...

I am Koogle~
I bought the sticker pizzas at a local toy store. I've seen similar ones at craft stores, like Michael's.

kewkew said...

This would be a big hit in our house. I think it would have gone well when we were reading the book Papa Piccalo too, as we were learning about Italy. Love the book Pete's a Pizza.
Thanks for sharing on Throwback Thursday Blog-Style. So glad you stopped by. I can't wait to see what you share this week.