Saturday, September 4, 2010

Download-N-Go Pizza Party Review and Giveaway!

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Its time to stock up on pepperoni and mozzarella!

It's time for a PIZZA PARTY, of course! A Download-n-Go Pizza Party, the best kind; who can argue with learning while you eat? This unit is piled high with delicious toppings: The history of pizza, famous Italians, science experiments, lots of fun things to draw, tons of movies, and, best of all, LOTS and LOTS of recipes!

Once again, we really enjoyed the movie links. They really let us BE THERE- in Italy, in the back of some obscure chef's restaurant, in a test kitchen. We (including Mom) learned a lot about Pizza, but that barely scratches the surface of what is in this unit. If you are wanting to go 'around the world' with DNGs, this is what you want for Italy! It would also
be great to follow it up with a study of the Early Church and the travels of Paul.

Because I like to eat, and I have to fix meals every day anyway, We had PIZZA every day this week. OK, we didn't actually have pizza every day, but some form of pizza. You will find plenty of inspiration in this unit if you want to do the same thing. We had dessert pizza, breakfast pizza (for lunch) and yummy pizza rolls. It was fun! Now, I want to try an authentic Italian pizza- thin dough, with tomato slices, fresh mozzarella slices and basil leaves.

There is a LOT of history in this study, with a 'Famous Italian of the Day' to learn about. Our favorite was Antonio Vivaldi, the writer of the famous 'Spring' concerto. I had never heard of him before *blushing* but I have certainly heard that beautiful music! The kids sat for a long time listening to his music.

Bop also really enjoyed the drawing pages in Pizza Party, especially an assignment to draw herself in the pose of the Mona Lisa. There were not as many activity sheets in this unit as some of the other, which may be a useful thing if you are wanting to save on some printing costs. I find it hard to NOT print those fun activities if they are there! :D We really enjoy them, since they give some hand's-on things for the younger ones to do. There are LOTS of drawing activities, though, and pages for each one of the 'famous men', with pictures. My kids thought it was funny that they had such long beards!

We also had a lot of fun doing an experiment (instructions included) with yeast. I had the kids taste it, so they could feel the bubbles popping on their tongues. :D Mean mom, I know. I don't think they will forget what yeast does now!

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If you are looking for a comprehansive study of Italy for your elementary students, this may be it! There is a famous place to study each day, a famous Italian to study each day, and that doesn't even begin to cover it. Again, I found myself wishing I could use Pizza Party for 2 weeks... or even a month.

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See the funny grin? He just circled the ice cream cone,
because that is something he wants to eat on a pizza :D

Pizza Party is ON SALE today and tomorrow for only $5!!


The great people at Download n' Go have again offered to give a copy of Pizza Party to one lucky winner at each review! To get a chance at this giveaway just leave a comment letting me know your FAVORITE pizza topping/style.

For more chances, you can do any or all of the following: (and trust me, you want as many chances as you can get!) REMEMBER TO LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH METHOD OF ENTRY. This way you will get another chance at winning with each entry.

  1. Blog about this giveaway. Leave me a separate comment with your link.
  2. Follow me. Leave me a comment letting me know, or letting me know that you already follow.
  3. Follow me on NetworkedBlogs. Leave a comment letting me know, or letting me know you already follow.
  4. Post about this giveaway on Facebook. (An easy way to do that is to post the link.) Leave a separate comment telling me you did that.
  5. Leave a separate comment letting me know which DNG you would most like to have. You can see them all here.
  6. Follow Download n' Go on Facebook, and leave me a separate comment telling me you did that. You can click on their Facebook button on my sidebar to do directly to the page.

The drawing will take place on Friday, the 10th of September.

For more chances to win this unit, go to the DNG blog. The other reviewers are offering giveaways, as well!

I received this product free of charge for review purposes.I promise to be honest and fair in my reviews, and I received no other compensation in exchange for my review. You can visit the Download-N-Go blog to read more reviews on this product.



  1. Looks like a week of loving to learn! :)
    Great job, Michelle! :) Loved reading through this. :) Ami

  2. I still think that the Africa DNG looks cool...

  3. You did a great job with your review. We loved this unit as well.

  4. Thanks for the great review - it made *ME* want to make some pizza and listen to Vivaldi! Your reviews are always such a help for so many - many thanks for sharing. Amanda B.

  5. My favorite topping is veggies-- but if I had to choose just one, I'd pick mushrooms-- no green peppers-- no tomatoes... I just love veggies on my pizza! :)

  6. My girls would have fun with this. My favorite toppings are tomatoes & onions.

  7. I am following you on NetworkedBlogs.

  8. I posted about this giveaway on Facebook.

  9. I am most interested in the upcoming Hoppin' Popcorn Unit Study.

  10. I am following Download n' Go on Facebook.

  11. Our favorite topping is pepperoni.

  12. I would love to have Tremendous Trees. My dd would love Handsome Horses. Ds just got roller coasters and is in love.


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