Yesterday we received our RTR box! Wow, everything looks absolutely FANTASTIC and I'm so pleased with the guide and materials. I absolutely LOVE Marie's guides and find myself excited at the discoveries I make there in each week of plans. There is also SO MUCH MORE to MFW than meets the eye. The Bible portion of RTR is invigorating and I nearly wept after previewing the guide because it is SO INTUITIVE for me to use MFW (it fits my teaching style quite well).
Anyhow, I now regret not ordering God & the History of Art as I love how it is integrated within the plans. So I'm going to order it but feel a bit confused about what is needed. Do I simply order the God & the History of Art book set (with the art cards and all that) plus 2 extra packs of the paint/marker cards (I have 3 students using this)? I intend to order this right away so we can incorporate it into our studies from the get go.
Thanks you guys. I am so thrilled to be back with MFW and AFTER seeing and previewing the materials I had such a PEACE flood over me and a JOY at realizing how much we are going to learn this year.
Fun to hear your excitement!
You have a few options with GHA.
1. Just order one set, and make copies of the paint cards (and any drawing lessons you want from the book); this is allowed for your family. The paint cards are not used much at all in CTG and are used more in RTR. Still, there is far more drawing than painting so it is up to you whether you want those sturdy paint cards for each student. Note: If you do plan to do the painting, then you might go back and do those first couple of painting lessons that were assigned in CTG, because they were a good intro (I remember a color wheel page and a page where students were to mix colors to match one of the postcard paintings of a beetle).
2. Order one set plus extra paint/marker cards for your other students, so you have no prep for those lessons and can rely on the pages being printed correctly, on sturdy paper. For drawing lessons, use plain paper, a drawing pad, or copy some of the pages from the book.
3. Order a complete set for each student, so they have their own books to draw in as well. Obviously, this is an option rarely chosen due to the cost, but I have known of some families who enjoyed having a book for each child.
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