Pizza Party is another great Download N Go unit study from Amanda Bennett and The Old Schoolhouse. We had a great time with this unit learning about Italy, Galileo (and other famous Italians), how mozzarella cheese is made (and we bought some fresh to try), how yeast works, geography, volcanoes and more! Not only that but we ate pizza! (and lots of it as you will see!)
These one week unit studies are designed for grades K-4. The more of these studies we do, the more I like them. (
Pizza holds a special place in my heart because my husband and I met 23 years ago when we both got jobs at Papa Gino's (a pizza chain here) when it opened in our town. We worked there for several years while going to high school and college.
In Pizza Party there are 5 days of lessons:
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
Here are some pictures of our week:
We did a yeast experiment:
|Emma adding water to the yeast and sugar|
|Wow...it really grew!|
|We used our yeast experiment to make pizza dough|
|Jenna adding salt to the pizza dough|
|Emma performing experiments by dropping objects to see|
if they land at the same time
|Pizza for supper|
|adding onions to a pizza for lunch|
|A bacon chicken ranch pizza made with ranch dressing, chicken, |
bacon, fresh mozzarella and cheddar cheese
When Jenna was asked what kind of pizza she would like to try she told me she wanted a pickle pizza (we have not tried this one) and a peanut butter and jelly pizza. At first I thought that sounded silly but then I saw this. So, we made one (and it was delicious). I baked the crust then we spread peanut butter on the hot crust, then poured and spread melted strawberry jam over the crust and sprinkled it with powdered sugar. I will be remembering this one when we are low on bread!
This is a dessert pizza. I made a sugar cookie crust the frosted it with red frosting (sauce) and grated white chocolate for the cheese. Then we decorated it with fruit roll up pepperoni and peppers and some m & m's that didn't represent anything but yummy goodness!
|Jenna spreading the peanut butter|
|The finished peanut butter and jelly pizza|
|Connor and his pb & j pizza|
|the plain "pizza"|
|Our multi topping dessert pizza|
|Our library books and video|
|The seat had been taken out of our 15 passenger van so we sat on the benches|
and read some of our library books.
|Jenna, Emma and Connor with their finished "lapfolders"|
|our finished books|
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