Italian Luncheon

On Friday I left work to have lunch with Vita’s class.  The kids had decorated their classroom with green, white and red paper chains, menu maps of Italy, red checkered tablecloths and they served the parents spaghetti.  After lunch they gave a song and dance performance.  Here are some pictures from the lunch:

Lunch

Mona Vita

Mona Vita

Chef Vita

Chef Vita

Sew Good

We did very basic sewing today.  I showed the kids the parts of the sewing machine and we made one-sided square napkins.  Next time we will get into measuring, cutting and different colored thread.  Today I just used white so they could see all their stitches.

The kids had a lot of fun and they used their napkins for dinner.  The girls want to make more and use them for their school lunches.  We also made plans to make some scarves and draft snakes for the fireplaces and doorways. (Does anyone else still use these? With an old, drafty house we use these a lot.)  Isabella eventually wants to be able to make doll clothes and Vita wants to be able to make herself a dress.  I am a beginner sewer too, so it will be fun to learn with them as we go.