This week we were supposed to be studying Germany. Silas had so much in France that he requested to take a trip to Italy. We decided to condense our studies in Germany for one week instead of two and fit Italy in. I got out our FIAR manual and found Clown of God takes place in Renaissance Italy, so we took a little detour to the boot of Europe.
Every time we go to a new country we cross the border, I print out an airline ticket and then stamp Silas's passport. After we rowed The Glorious Flight we got this sweet little cardboard airplane. Now Silas doesn't jump across the border....
He wanted to make sure I included his flight to Italy pictures :)
This week instead of following ECC plans for Germany, we read Clown of God and also checked out other library books on Italy. Mostly we wanted to study Italy because of the food. We LOVE to eat. Maybe you've noticed :)
We headed to an authentic Italian market, and I found one of my favorite things. How can you not smile with barrels of wonderful olives to choose from!? I forgot to take a picture of our stop at the pizza place. What tour of Italy would be complete with out pizza?
There was a wonderful selection of Italian cookies and treats.
Silas chose the chocolate crescents. Aedan chose chocolate dipped raspberry sandwich cookies, and of course I chose cannoli. They were the BEST!
Our ECC books Children's Atlas of God's World and Another Trip Around the World had lots of info on Italy. I didn't get any pictures of our lapbook, but we did get one done. On to Germany next week!