September 04, 2010

Pizza Party Review and Giveaway

This week we had the opportunity to learn with another Download N Go unit. Pizza Party is definitely our favorite DNG unit so far!

Only today and tomorrow you can purchase
Pizza Party for $5! (reg. $7.95) at the Old Schoolhouse Store.
To learn more about Pizza Party check out what other DNG reviewers are saying. To preview this unit check out the main Download N Go site.

This one week hands-on learning unit follows the same format as previous titles we've tried. The lessons include online links, videos, images, notebooking pages, lapbook components and much more. Everything is laid out in a very simple format for parents to use and engaging illustrations for kids to follow.

A variety of subjects are integrated to each day's learning. We covered science, geography, social studies, cooking, music, math, art and language arts.

Each day we learned a little bit about pizza, like where it came from, pizzas around the world, nutrition facts. Also learned about 5 cities in Italy and 5 famous people from Italy.

The main five topics for each day are:
  • Pizza-What is it?
  • The Story of Pizza

  • Types of Pizza
  • The Science of Pizza
  • Let's have a Pizza Party!

Caleb enjoyed his notebook pages on Italian historical figures and making a map of Italy.

Each day includes great ideas for family fun and an extensive book list to supplement the unit. There were so many great books to choose from! Here's a peak at the ones we enjoyed.

Throughout the week, there are many recipes to make different kinds of pizza. I tried to include 'pizza' into most of what we did.

Some we cooked and ate....

Some we made and played with...

DNG makes learning fun for both mom and kids. The boys are already asking what unit we will do next!
The unit also includes instructions for everything you need to host a pizza party.
I love that we are making memories while learning at home with these unit. If you have not tried a DNG unit yet, you should give this unit a try!

Pizza Party Giveaway
I was given the opportunity to host a giveaway for Pizza Party so...

To enter to win, leave a comment on this post with your name and email and tell me about your favorite pizza style, restaurant or topping.

I will select a winner by using on
Tuesday, September 7th.
Enter today and help me spread the word. If you post a link to your Facebook, Twitter or blog come back here and leave another comment letting me know and I'll give you an extra entry for each. :)

Disclaimer: I received this unit to try and write an honest review and no other compensation was given for it.


Sterling said...

Hey Ely! I love you and how enthusiastic you are about teachin gyour kids and learning yourself. It is very inspiring. :o) I would love to enter and win this Pizza Party thing. LOL! I love me some pizza crust so I go for deep crust, I am learning to love supreme but really just love a greasy cheesy peice of pizza. I have had pizza from Chicago and it was probably the best... the resturant is called Aurelio's.


Sterling said...

I just posted on FB about the Pizza Party Giveway. Can I get 2 entries now? :o) hehehe

Mindy said...

Hey Ely! I just found your blog (thanks Sterling ;) Love this idea. I'm home schooling Titus (1st grade) starting this next week. Love this DNG idea.


p.s. Love me so Sausage, onion and mushroom pizza. (love that homeschool grammar ;)

Linda said...

Cool subject...everybody loves pizza!! Looks like so much fun. Evan would love the playdoh pizza (and would probably try to eat it too). lol My favorite pizza is Chicago Style but the boys like Hawaiian :) Almost forgot, my main email is

Linda said...

Posted the link on my Facebook page =)

Linda said...

I "tweeted" about the giveaway on Twitter. lol

Christi Brown said...

We love pizza at home! Even Charlotte yells pizza when we make it. We prefer making our own with homemade sauce and lots of cheese! I love this idea for a unit study. And DNG seems to be such a great tool!

Christi Brown said...

I posted a link on FB!

Whiskey said...

As the winner of the last give away, I'd love to put my name in for this one too! I'm a plain jane kind of gal, just cheese for me please!

ami said...

Great review, Ely! :-) We love this one too! I wish I would've thought of the play-doh pizza. My little guy would've loved that! :) Great idea.

What was the name of that Galileo book in your stash? Elijah wants to learn more about him (thanks to Pizza Party), and I am trying to find some good books. :)

:) Ami

Brandy said...
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Brandy said...

I have that Galileo book (don't I and I have play-doh, now bring on the Pizza Party!

Rene' said...

PIZZA, PIZZA, kids LOVE pizza! We're studying Italy right now and this would go great with what we're studying!! So PICK ME, PICK ME, PICK ME!! :)

Rene'in Florida

Lori said...

This looks like a fun unit study and I know my kids would really enjoy it. Thanks for the review. My favorite pizza style is chicago style. My favorite pizza restaurant is Old Chicago. My favorite pizza toppings are Ham, Mushrooms and Pepperoni.


Lori said...

I posted about this giveaway on my FB page.