kellybell wrote:Hi all,
We're really looking forward to doing RTR this year. I read ahead some and see we're making an arch out of pudding mix boxes. Well, today's paper has those individual cereal boxes on sale for less than $2 an eight-pack. That's cheaper than pudding boxes and the dc's would love them on our upcoming campout!
I was wondering if the individual cereal boxes (they are all the same size) would work for this arch project, or does it HAVE to be the pudding boxes?
Thanks for the insight!
Tricia Croke wrote:I'm feeling VERY dense right now :(
We are not understanding the directions for the Roman arch. We emptied out the boxes and cut the flaps off the opened end of each pud. box-but do we cut ALL the pudding boxes down the side?? The directions say to collapse the open end and tape narrower side--what does that mean?? We cannot figure out where to tape or how we are to collapse the boxes. Do we stand the cereal boxes upright or lay them down?? If the cereal boxes are upright-are the cans on top of the cereal boxes?? The directions say to set one pudding box on each cereal box, with the narrow sides facing each other?? Next to the cans?? WHERE? HOW? HELP!!!
It's just not clicking in my brain. We would really like to do this project. Thank you for listening
sewardmom wrote:For those who have built the Roman Arch with boxes, Will jello boxes work (they are slightly smaller than puddling boxes)? I am wondering if it is easier with larger boxes? If so, I can go with the pudding boxes.... (on sale now at Walgreens....)
Julie in MN wrote:Okay Lisa, you got me curious. I opened up my RTR manual from several years back. I saw the paragraph you've described and I saw... no letters on the grids.
Good catch! We started with ECC and CTG, and I guess we were just used to writing letters by the time we got to RTR and just kept on going. It's one of my ds's favorite things to read in his old notebooks -- the letters he wrote (and received) at different ages.
I suppose that somewhere along the way, Marie decided there was enough language arts in RTR and she took off the letters? There are more word roots and notebook pages and such.
But letters are good, too, if you like :o)
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