Thursday, September 2, 2010

DNG Pizza Party Review and Giveaway!

Who doesn’t love pizza? All that gooey cheese and crispy crust! It’s definitely one of my favorite foods! This week we had a Pizza Party! Thanks to Download & Go’s Pizza Party Unit! We combined two of my favorite things eating pizza & learning!

Here are the objectives we had for each day:

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

As with all the DNG Units, there is an extensive books list to go with each day’s objective. I decided to do something a little different this time and do the study completely with what is contained in the unit. Let me just say, I felt like there was more than enough information to work with. It was complete without adding anything!

All I did to prepare was to print what I needed and make sure I had ingredients on hand for experiments and making pizza. Everything you need is included – websites, videos, fun activities, and lapbook pieces. I have been extremely pleased with the quality of the printables. The kids and I really enjoy having a beautiful lapbook/notebook at the end of our unit.

You can take a look at some samples here.

Pizza Party is not just about pizza though! We learned a lot about Italy, Famous Italians, Cheese, and many other interesting things. It really had my boys asking lots of questions; many times this week we had to take time to dig a little deeper because they were truly fascinated by the things we were studying. I have to tell you I love it when that happens! I really enjoyed the beautiful videos of the scenery of Italy and we all got a kick out of the music. And once again, the science experiments and cooking are a hit!

We had Pepperoni and Meat Lover’s Pizza during the week and here is one of our all time favorites: Fruit Pizza!

This time we decided to try something new and use a 3 prong folder with pockets rather than a file folder so we could include all of our maps and biography pages. Take a look at our finished lapbook/notebook.

I would gladly recommend these Download & Go Units to anyone. You can order them individually for $7.95 each.

***This weekend, Sept. 4th and 5th, you can purchase Pizza Party for only $5. ***

These are just a few of the titles they offer! And if you just cant decide, you can purchase them in bundles at a discounted price.

You can also check out the DNG Blog for all the latest information and specials.

Visit the Pizza Party! Blog Tour to read other reviews and more chances to win.

Now for the giveaway! I have been given the opportunity to giveaway one copy of DNG’s Pizza Party!

Here’s how you can win:

Leave me a comment about your favorite kind of pizza! Be sure to include your email address so that I can contact you should you be the lucky winner.

For an extra entry- Follow my blog and leave a seperate comment that you did.

The winner will be announced September 15th, 2010.

*** Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this product, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review.


The Unsell Family said...

What a fun unit! Would love to win this.

My favorite kind of pizza is ham and pineapple.

~Jen Unsell

cookiert said...

We're trying our first DNG unit next week - Sunny Seashells!

My favorite pizza is BBQ chicken pizza.

cookiert at yahoo

Nicole said...

What a great unit! When I saw it I thought it would be the perfect way to incorporate learning about my family's heritage/history!
our favorite pizza is "Pizza Margherita" tomato, basil and mozzarella di bufala, from the book "Pizza For the Queen".

Lori said...

My kids are going to love this unit!

My favorite pizza is Ham, Pepperoni and Mushrooms.

Lori Vissers

Lori said...

I am following your blog.

Debbie said...

I love your file folder layout! My favorite pizza topping is shrimp.

Debbie said...

I am a new follower!

ami said...

Great job! I really love looking at all the pictures! :) I don't need to be entered in the drawing (we've done this unit at our house . . . and LOVED it!). I just wanted to say thanks for sharing. That dessert pizza looks TOO good. :) Ami

whome? said...

This unit looks great! My favorite topping is pepperoni but my girls love sausage.

Wendy62 said...

Looks like your week was as fun as our week! Enjoy seeing your photos! (Don't enter me in your drawing; I am on the DNG team too)....I'm follow you....will you come follow my blog, too? ;-)

Brandy said...

We eat a ton of frozen pizza's here. Not so much my favorite! I do love some veggie pizza. :) The rest of the family will do a good old fashioned pepperoni pizza any time! This unit looks like such fun. We have yet to do a DNG yet, Dolphins are on the horizon.

Thanks for sharing your experience!

Jenny said...

This looks like such fun! Our favorite pizza around here is sausage, pepperoni, and green pepper on a homemade crust. It's a blast to make and eat together!

Jen Travis


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