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Thursday, December 18, 2008


We've been studying Italy in our Abeka History, specifically Rome. It would have been very easy to come up with an Italian dish to make since Italian is my favorite, but I wanted to cook something different with the kids. We chose an Italian Hot Dip that is served with bread instead of chips. I bought chips as well to give them a choice if they wanted it, but they all chose the bread, including Jeff when he had some of it with our dinner that night. It was a hit with everyone except Patrick...he tried it, but didn't want to eat much of it. It was easy to make and fun to dip with the little bits of bread. We will most likely be making this again!

For our Italy craft, we chose tile mosaics. We learned that many of the homes and public buildings had their walls decorated with tile.
Instead of using ceramics and grout, a very messy and time consuming task, we cut up little squares of paper to use as our "tile". The kids each drew a picture than glued the squares on to create a mosaic.

Madison and Carter are still working on theirs, but here is what they have done so far. Madison is a perfectionist when it comes to her art/drawing projects, so it might take her a little while to finish. Here is Patrick's finished project. He chose his design from a tile mosaic that I did while in college. Actually, that media class was one of the first classes that I had with Jeff..where we really got to know one another.
We will put our finished projects, as well as the recipe for out Italian dip into our Europe continent box. We have many more things to add to it before we are finished with Europe. I'm excited to try all of the new food!!


Blogger Heather the Mama Duk said...

I love how you guys do food to go with your studies. That's so awesome.

I think our art project for our next ARTistics Pursuits lesson is making mosaics just like those!

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Blogger Rhonda said...

That dip looks delicious. Yum! The mosaics are turning out wonderful. I especially like Madison's.

7:24 PM  
Blogger Musings of a Homeschooling Mom said...

The dip looks delicious! I love Italian. The mosaics look great!

7:49 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

How neat! Great projects to go with learning. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Holiday!


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