Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A for Angelo #atozchallenge

 Blogging Unit Study ideas using Five in a Row Curriculum Books from A to Z

I am joining literally hundreds of other bloggers to blog through the Alphabet in the month of April (Sunday we get a break!) with a Themed month. This is my first time joining in and I am excited for the challenge. 

A for Angelo
by David Macaulay

 (from Goodreads)
High above the rooftops of Rome, Angelo begins his work restoring the fa├žade of a once glorious church. As with every project, he starts his final masterpiece by clearing away the years of debris left behind by the many pigeons who nest in the nooks and crannies of Rome’s great architecture. There, among the sticks and feathers, he discovers a wounded bird. Finding no safe place to leave her, Angelo becomes the bird’s reluctant savior.
As the church nears completion, Angelo begins to worry about the future of his aviary friend. What will become of you? Where will you go . . . where will you . . . live?” he asks her. Realizing what he must do, Angelo returns to the church to add one final finishing touch. Through his artistry as a master craftsman he answers the questions about his humble friend and assures that he will not be forgotten.
With his expressive illustrations, filled with detail and humor and infused with the warm, terra-cotta glow of the Mediterranean, David Macaulay will once again capture his readers’ hearts and imaginations with this poignant story of enduring friendship

We utilized the setting to dig deeper into Italy by using a lapbook from Homeschoolshare

You can study Roman Numerals, Pigeons, Architecture, Elderly all from this one book!

There are more ideas in on my pinterest board for Angelo http://www.pinterest.com/jubileereviews/fiar-angelo/   
Here you will find my links to some of the resources we saved for this book. 

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  1. What a neat looking book. I love the cover. Good luck with your first year of the challenge.

    Thanks for visiting The Busy Mom's Daily.

  2. How neat Melanie. I am not a mom yet but I am sure I am going to need this list in the near future. Keep them coming. Cheers.

  3. Melanie, This seems a lovely read. Thanks for stopping by my blog.