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Homeschooling Curriculum - Let's Talk Latin!



How is Latin even possible? I printed samples from Latina Christiana, and I'm feeling overwhelmed. Declensions? Conjugations? Possum? Sum? Help!

Be brave, little Piglet! (Quote from Winnie the Pooh, from all who are wondering - my brain also stuffed with fluff!) I remember having those EXACT same fears when we started Latin! I would look at the book and, well, it was all Greek to me!

As you take it one step at a time, it begins to make sense. Really, it's just like following complicated directions in a recipe or something. Just take it one step at a time, and then it begins to make sense. I promise! Plus, remember the advice that Dori gives in Nemo and "Just keep swimming" and you'll get it figured out.

That being said, I did use Latin Road, and they do assume that 1) you're homeschooling and 2) the teacher is a mom who doesn't know Latin. That may have been why it was OK for us. I did look at Wheellocks' Latin and couldn't even BEGIN the first chapter in that one. I believe that Latin Road is for 5th and up, but you'd have to check the website.

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Guest - Lisa Smith on Thursday, 22 April 2010 13:07

This year my kids and I used Latin for Children Primer A from Classical Academic Press. My kids are in 4th, 7th and 8/9th grade. I had never taken Latin, so we all learned together. It was really fun! Very well thought out and easy to follow, with a DVD lesson for each chapter. I want to continue with Primer B next year, but I am not sure if it will be enough to count for my oldest child's high school language requirement. Lee, do you have any advice about this? It is "Latin for Children," which seems aimed at younger kids; but we learned a ton, I thought. How do I count courses like that on their transcripts?

This year my kids and I used Latin for Children Primer A from Classical Academic Press. My kids are in 4th, 7th and 8/9th grade. I had never taken Latin, so we all learned together. It was really fun! Very well thought out and easy to follow, with a DVD lesson for each chapter. I want to continue with Primer B next year, but I am not sure if it will be enough to count for my oldest child's high school language requirement. Lee, do you have any advice about this? It is "Latin for Children," which seems aimed at younger kids; but we learned a ton, I thought. How do I count courses like that on their transcripts?
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