Submitted by Linda
Many of you know that I had the privilege to visit Italy for two weeks this spring with Craig, who was taking a group of APU Alumni, friends, and parents. He travels a lot, and now and again I get to join in. This was definitely a "bucket list" kind of trip for us. The only problem is that a visit to Italy remains on my "bucket list", because I am so eager to go back again.
Of course I was amazed by the art, history, and architecture, but the warmth of the people, and their hospitality spoke my love language. How could you not enjoy a place where people want to feed you their amazing food?
Since I was released from school to go, it was important to me that I returned with resources and knowledge to teach my students about Italy for our Multicultural Day, which always happens at the end of May. Perfect timing! For years and years I taught about Japan, but this trip converted me to the way of the Italians.
In kindergarten, we can't get too detailed, but they all now know about the iconic leaning tower of Pisa. Many bell towers lean in Europe, but this is one of the most famous.
In this photo I'm holding a 'Flat Stanley' that I brought with me for a first grade student at our school.