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The centro storico

Where Ms. Binkley goes into the historic center of Rome to see some things, have lunch, and to do some shopping.

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Follow as we wander through the centro storico.

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Sant'Ivo alla Sapenzia
Math
1. How far did we travel by bus today?
2. How do you think we got back to the apartment? Would you choose walking or a bus ride?
3. Post your answer to the Blog. Don't forget your name.

English
Today you have an individual assignment.
1. Choose one photo.
2. Write five sentences to describe your photo.
3. Post your sentences to the Blog. Don't forget your name.

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Armando dal Pantheon
We had lunch here today.
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Occulus
Ms. Binkley's son, Mr. Binkley, took this cool photo of the occulus of the Pantheon.

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The Pantheon
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Watching the way Florentine Paper is created

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Roman "traffic light"

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Electrico bus 117

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The main street of Rome - via del Corso

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To Testaccio and Beyond

Where Ms. Binkley goes to see a real pyramid, visit the Testaccio market, have lunch, and walk over the Aventino (Aventine Hill).

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THE PYRAMID AND THE CEMETERY

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Piramide (Pyramid of Cestius)

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Cimitero Acattolico (Protestant Cemetery)

Math
Study the map.
1. How far did we travel on the Metro?
2. How far did we walk after we left the restaurant?
3. Post your answer to the Blog. Don't forget your name.

English
1. Find the Protestant Cemetery and the Pyramid of Cestius on google maps.
2. There are famous people buried in the Cimitero Acattolico (Protestant Cemetery).
3. Find the names of two famous people.
4. Post your answer to the Blog. Don't forget your name.

TESTACCIO

Today we went to visit the famous Testaccio market and have lunch at a very famous restaurant.
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baby octopus at the fish market
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cheese pacifers
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chicken at the meat market
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involtini - meat wrapped around veggies

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Sculpture in Testaccio
This is where the Mattatoio (old meat houses) were located.

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Monte Testaccio
This hill is made of discarded jugs from ancient times
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Amphora (ancient jug)

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Monte Testaccio

Lunch at Checchino dal 1887, in Testaccio.

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Checchino dal 1887
English
1. Find out where this restaurant is on google maps.
2. What is unusual about the food they serve?
3. Post your answer to the Blog. Don't forget your name.

THE WALK TO THE BUS STOP
After an exciting day of exploring and eating good food, it was time to go home. We passed by the famous 'Round Temple' on our way to the bus stop.

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Capital of the 'Round Temple"

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Electric bus 117

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Our first evening in Rome

Where Ms. Binkley walks to dinner and to the Colosseo


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Wanted Pizzeria

After all that flying and driving, we are ready to explore some of Rome. Here is a map of our walk.

Math
1. How far did we walk to the restaurant?
2. How far did we walk in total for the evening?
3. Post your answer to the Blog. Don't forget your name!

Tonight we had dinner at Wanted.

English
1. What is the address of this restaurant?
2. How did you find the address?
3. Post your answer to the Blog. Don't forget your name!

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Colosseo by night

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In Rome

Where Ms. Binkley moves into the apartment.

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IN ROME

Use street view to find the doorway for Via Capocci, 33.
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via Capocci

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Kitty on via Serpenti
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Mosaic on the side of Santa Maria ai Monti, via Serpenti

English
1. As a class, decide on a topic sentence for a paragraph describing the street where Ms. Binkley will be living.
2. After you decide on a topic sentence, think of three detail sentences.
3. Post your sentences to the Blog. Be sure to include your name.
Some ideas:
Look at the pavement - what is it made of, are there sidewalks?
Look at the buildings - describe the doors, the colors of the buildings, how many stories tall?
Look at the vehicles on the street - what are they like, how big, any bikes, scooters?
Look for any greenery - are there trees, lawns, shrubs?

Missing you all,
Ms. Binkley

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Fairbanks to Rome

Where Ms. Binkley and her son Mr. Binkley spend 2 days traveling from Fairbanks to Rome


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FAIRBANKS TO ANCHORAGE
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Denali, seen from the Parks Highway

Math
The road was pretty icy! Ms. Binkley's son, Mr. Binkley did the driving.
1. How far did we drive from Fairbanks to Anchorage? Round down to the nearest ten miles.
2. If we drive at 60 miles per hour, how long did it take us to get to Anchorage?
3. Post your answer to the Blog. Don't forget your name!

ANCHORAGE TO MINNEAPOLIS
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Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

We left Anchorage 45 minutes late.

Math
1. How far did we fly on this leg of the trip?
2. In what time zone is Minneapolis?
3. Post your answer to the Blog. Don't forget your name!

English
1. In what state is Minneapolis?
2. What is the name of the international airport in Minneapolis?
3. Where did you find your answers?
4. Post your answer to the Blog. Don't forget your name!

MINNEAPOLIS TO AMSTERDAM
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Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport

We got to Minneapolis in time to catch our plane!

Math
1. How far did we travel on this leg of our trip?
2. How far have we flown so far?
3. Add in how far we drove. How far have we travelled so far?
4. Post your answer to the Blog. Don't forget your name!

AMSTERDAM TO ROME
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Schiphol International Airport

We had plenty of time to get euro at the airport.

Math
1. How much did it cost us to buy one euro? The euro can change every day!
2. Post your answer to the Blog. Don't forget your name!

English
1. In what country is Amsterdam?
2. What is the name of Amsterdam's international airport?
3. What is the language they speak in this country?
4. What is the currency (money) they use in Amsterdam?
5. Post your answer to the Blog. Don't forget your name!

ARRIVE IN ROME
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Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino International Airport

We took the train from the airport to station Roma Ostiense, and the the Metro (subway) to station Cavour. Then we walked to the apartment.

Math
1. How far did we travel to get to Rome? Be sure to include driving miles.
2. How long did it take us to get to Rome?
3. Post your answer to the Blog. Don't forget your name!

English
1. What is the name of the main international airport in Rome?
2. In what country is Rome?
3. What is the language they speak in Rome?
4. What is the currency (money) they use in Rome?
5. Post your answer to the Blog. Don't forget your name!

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Hello From Rome


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Hi to everyone;
You can follow the trip, day by day!

There are some assignments to complete during the week I am gone. All the computers in the classroom have the web address, so you will just have to click and go! There will be questions for you to explore as a class and you will be able to post your answers to the Blog.

Our class log in name is MsB's Kids (you have to use the capitals, punctuation, and the space). The password is in the classroom. You can also get the password from our guest teacher, from Ms. Gray in the library, from Mr. Merritt, Mr. Maxwell, or at the office.

Post your answers on the Blog page. I will read your answers while I am in Rome and we will look at all of them when I get back on March 23. You can also ask me questions about where I am and what I am doing and I can answer them on the Blog.

Work hard and help out as much as you can.

Miss you all, Ms. Binkley

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