How do I use this plan?
You can use this plan in 3 different ways:
- Set aside 10 straight weeks for you and your kids to read, paint and cook, by following the plan to the tee, amid still following any other math, phonics curriculum as needed.
- Choose 1 week out of the month to focus on each week’s plan, stretching it out over 10 months, Example, September – June, to last you all school year long
- Use with your children, or daycare kids as you see fits you bests, weekends, after school, and holidays.
Do I need to follow the weeks 1-10 or can I mix and match weeks?
No! You do not need to follow the 1-10 set, you can start at the end or the middle. However, the art projects build upon each other, in difficulty and style awareness.
Do you have any Novel Studies in the plan?
YES! We have a two-week plan (week 7+8) that is an English Novel, “The Wind in the Willows”. There is a weekly plan from Monday to Saturday, in order to finish the book in 2 weeks time. We have included an art project for each day, related to each chapter. There are also additional novel recommendations in almost every week in the plan.
Do you include Copywork?
Not at this time, no. We may in the future. For now, we want you to enjoy reading the books and focussing on the art lessons, and recipes instead of copy work. But, you can most definitely do any additional copy work and narration work for the books, if you desire. Please let us know if you want to see more copy work pages in any future editions of this plan.
Will there be additional Countries added?
We plan on creating more European Country plans, and they will be released as separate condensed plans. When they have been released, we will let any and all previous customers know!
Do you have a Facebook Group?
YES! We have a Private Facebook Group called Build Your Masterpiece Class and upon purchasing, you can send a request to join, please allow a few days to be accepted. We are so excited about our Facebook Group, it will be a wonderful place for us to share and meet other families participating in the Art + Literature-based Lesson Plan! We can share our photo’s, ask Alexandra anything you need, and stay up to date with the updates of the plan, or the progress of Alexandra and her children doing the plan, among everyone else’s progress.
You mentioned there were Artist Spotlights, what are those like?
I’m so glad you asked because the Artist Spotlights are really great! You will learn about really famous Artists, whom most you have probably heard of before, and we will dive into what makes them artists. There will also be a related art project to go along with it. But, there are also some really exciting and unique Artist Spotlights on Contemporary Artists, that you may not have heard about, artists who have been inspired by the country they live in, or the Famous Artists we are also learning about. They all link up to the country and the theme of the week. You won’t be disappointed!
What age or grade is this designed for?
Great question! I have considered all ages, around preschool age, into the upper Elementary ages of children who are curious and interested in art, reading, and cooking, but I also wanted to think about the parents desire to continue learning as well, with all the traditional recipes included in the plan.
There are a few levels of learning offered for you, with regards to the art projects, with basic coloring pages, as well as when you are learning a new technique. There is room for growth, and the art projects can be done at a different level, depending on the age of your child and their abilities. It can all be easily adjusted, and the main goal is to inspire, not produce.
Will I need to buy a bunch of supplies?
This depends on what you already have on hand, but yes you will need to buy art supplies. I have included an Art Supply List, for your convenience and I have kept it as simple and affordable as possible. We do repeat the use of the materials required so you will get to use your supplies over and over again.
I don’t homeschool, can I still use this plan with my kids?
Yes! Absolutely, you can use this plan if your children do not homeschool. The parents who do not homeschool have said that they choose one of the days out of the week and follow that day’s plan on a Saturday, and Sunday, and they can stretch out one week’s plan, over the course of a whole month. You can also pull it out during the summer holidays when your kids are out of school. It can work for you too, and I hope you give it a try, I would love to hear what you and your kids think about it.
Ready to get started with the Build Your Masterpiece Class?
Join our Private Facebook Group, and participate in the growing community of parents, who are all reading, painting and cooking their way through Europe with their kids! I am so excited to welcome you in and be a part of your creative journey. Let’s ignite the artist within ourselves and our kids, and share our journeys!
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