We are excited about our journey tomorrow, into Florence and Rome, following the life work of Michelangelo and other notables among the Italian artists. But you will have to come back and see all of the activities we have planned tomorrow. I just wanted to share a few of the highlights from our visit to Venice today. I have to say the kids were so curious about the "floating" city. We read some of our books, explored via the internet all that makes Venice unique and notable. Of course we started our day with some yummy doughnuts using our pizza recipe and following along with Giada's Italian Doughnut Recipe...
Here are a few of our finds around the Internet today...
We practiced common phrases in Italian today...here are just a few from our list. My oldest spend quite a bit of time searching phrases and writing them down in his journal today.. I loved hearing him practice Happy Birthday in Italian. We are still working on our pronunciations, but the kids do sound so much better than they did (we did) on day one.
Good morning! Buongiorno!
How are you? Come stai? (or) Come state(polite)?
I'm fine thanks. Bene, grazie!
Thank you (very much). Grazie (molto).
You're welcome! Prego!
Good Night. Buona Notte!
Can you help me? Potresti aiutarma?
How much is this? Quanto costa questro?
Happy Birthday! Buon compleanno!
Look for a few links tomorrow to some great blogs with craft and art ideas for you and your kids.