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    Default Schedule for Latina Christiana?

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    We will start Latina Christiana 1 in 2wks with our 9th grader. I was
    wondering if anyone had a schedule for this?

    Also, I have been reading that LC1 is for younger students, since
    this will be new to us, I figured that it would be easier to start
    at the beginning. Is there a way to get through both(LC1 and LC2) in
    a year? And if so, does anyone have a schedule they wouldnt mind
    sharing with us?!?

    Also, I was thinking of getting Rummy Roots and I have English from
    the Roots Up. Is this good to combine with other Latin materials?

    I will also start my two younger children (8 and 6)in Prima Latina,
    will any of the combination be confusing for them?

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    >We will start Latina Christiana 1 in 2wks with our 9th grader. I was
    >wondering if anyone had a schedule for this?
    >
    >Also, I have been reading that LC1 is for younger students, since
    >this will be new to us, I figured that it would be easier to start
    >at the beginning. Is there a way to get through both(LC1 and LC2) in
    >a year? And if so, does anyone have a schedule they wouldnt mind
    >sharing with us?!?

    A normal pace through LC 1 is probably a lesson a week; with a 9th grader,
    you will be able to move more quickly. I moved my dd through LC 1 in three
    weeks, but that's probably too fast if Latin is new to both of you.
    Honestly, I wouldn't schedule it; I'd just shoot for two lessons a week and
    see how it goes. I have found LC to be very easy to use and not to require
    formal planning or scheduling at all. Drill the forms and vocabulary every
    single day, and you'll have most of the work done.

    >Also, I was thinking of getting Rummy Roots and I have English from
    >the Roots Up. Is this good to combine with other Latin materials?

    Personally, I wouldn't bother, because your children will be getting the
    roots in their Latin form, but Rummy Roots can be fun and will work in some
    Greek roots as well. So--I'd only do it for fun and if your student is
    really interested.


    >I will also start my two younger children (8 and 6)in Prima Latina,
    >will any of the combination be confusing for them?

    There will be a fair amount of overlap in the vocabulary between Prima
    Latina and LC, and you can all memorize the Lord's Prayer, Table Blessing,
    etc., together. I don't see any chance for confusion, and I see lots of
    possibilities for fun.

    Laura in CT
    Mom to Aimee (15), Ben (11), and Kipper (7)

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    There are a number of chapters that can be combined easily in LC1. Here's one possible schedule that I don't think would be particularly overwhelming for a 9th grader.

    Week 1: Lessons 1-3, First Conjugation
    Week 2: Lessons 4 and 15, irregular verbs Sum and Possum
    (I know these lessons are far apart in the book, but Sum and Possum are closely related and the lessons go well together)
    Week 3: Lessons 5-7, First Declension
    Week 4: Lessons 8-10, Second Declension
    --Insert a review week anywhere that it's necessary. Once you learn vocabulary, it should be reviewed at *least* weekly and any problem words should be practiced daily. Once you've covered a grammar concept, incorporate it into *daily* recitation.--
    Week 5: Lessons 11 and 12, Second Declension Neuter
    (a light week, good for reviewing)
    Week 6: Lessons 13 and 14, Adjectives
    Week 7: Lessons 16 and 17, Second Conjugation
    Week 8: Lessons 18-20, Future Tense
    Week 9: Lessons 21-23, Imperfect Tense
    Week 10: Lessons 24 and 25, Personal Pronouns

    I think the key would be doing Latin *daily* (at least five days a week, and preferably at least a quick grammar recitation on a sixth day). LC is very gentle, and I don't think this is an unreasonable schedule for a ninth grader. Flash cards will be a big help. We add new flashcards and cycle out old ones as they become automatic. Each week or so, pull out the "old" cards and go through the stack for review -- if any are missed, put them back in the daily rotation. Post a list of grammar concepts and keywords so that daily recitation consists only of glancing at the list and calling off the words.

    Have your older child memorize the prayers along with your younger ones doing Prima Latina.

    Not only do I think it's possible for a highschool student to do LC1 and 2 in a school year, I think a student could finish them in a semester and then move on to a highschool level program (like Henle).

    I hope that's helpful.

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