I made some easy Roman numeral worksheets and a little test for her to do.
We also talked about The Leaning Tower of Pisa and watched this video
After the video we decided to be crafty and make our own Leaning Tower of Pisa. I searched the internet for ideas and didn't find anything I could just print, so we got crafty and came up with this.
Toilet paper roll
White and green paint
4x4 /6x6 piece of cardboard
Hot glue gun
small piece of paper
First, I took the piece of cardboard traced the toilet paper circle around it and cut out a hole so I could easily fit the toilet paper roll into the piece of cardboard. Then we painted our pieces to let them dry.
Painting a cylinder was a bit tricky so I helped her.
After the paint was completely dry we took a sharpie and made LOTS of arches all the way around it.
Then we inserted the toilet paper roll into the base. You want the tower to lean (obviously) so we trimmed about 1/4" off one side of the toilet paper roll before we glued it in.
Next, we made this cute little flag with a tiny piece of paper and a toothpick and glue it to the top.
Finished product. I thought this turned out really cute.
That just about wraps up Italy except for a tasty Italian treat. What Study unit is complete without some kind of food, right?!
Stick around and see what we made later this week.