Froggy is participating in her first ever Geography Fair this month.  The country of choice is Italy.  Each child is supposed to research the country and then make an age-appropriate presentation on the country. 

We made our first ever successful lapbook for Froggy's presentation.  I used two different sources for the lapbook.  Froggy's main comment about the lapbook was "I didn't realize there was so much cutting."  Cutting is still hard for her so I kept it to small batches.  She loved the learning and labeling part.

To learn about Italy, we read Celebrate Italy and Countries of the World: ItalyAs we are working Froggy pops up with "One summer we visited Italy"  meaning the virtual tour we took as part of our Art program.  We looked back at the blog posts about it and revisited the stories.  Froggy was thrilled to reread Gaspard on Vacation.  The little mouse is adorable and Froggy (being almost 2 yrs older now) was much better able to appreciate the travels. We also read A Boy Named Giotto which is fictional biography of Giotto, the pre-Renaissance master whose magnificent frescoes illuminate the Church of St. Francis in Assisi.  


  1. Great study of Italy. I love your lapbook and your book choices. Thanks for linking.

  2. These books sound great for Italy study. I pinned this post to be able to revisit them during our own virtual world travels. Thanks for joining WMCIR!


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