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    Delaying Latin?

    I sat down with my rising 3rd grade son (who loves Latin) and we looked at Latina Christina and what lessons would entail and he’s just not ready for the level of work and commitment it will take. I’d rather postpone it until next year (4th grade) and focus on doing the rest of our work well this coming year. There’s no big reason I don’t know of that I’ll regret putting it off, is there?
    2021-2022
    DS1 (7) - MP2
    DD (6) - MP1
    DS2 (3) - SCA
    +6 little souls in Heaven+

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    Originally posted by Jweishaar View Post
    I sat down with my rising 3rd grade son (who loves Latin) and we looked at Latina Christina and what lessons would entail and he’s just not ready for the level of work and commitment it will take. I’d rather postpone it until next year (4th grade) and focus on doing the rest of our work well this coming year. There’s no big reason I don’t know of that I’ll regret putting it off, is there?
    not at all. If anything, I think the extra year of mental maturity is so helpful.
    Plans for 2022-23

    Year 12 of homeschooling with MP

    DD1 - 27 - college grad, bakery owner
    DD2 - 16 - 11th grade - HLS Cottage School - online classes, looking at dual credit - equestrian and theatre
    DS3 - 14 -7A Cottage School - soccer/tennis -dyslexia and dysgraphia
    DS4 -14 - 7A Cottage School -soccer/tennis -auditory processing disorder
    DD5 - 10- 5A, Cottage School - inattentive ADHD - equestrian and tumbling
    DS6 - 9 - MP 1 - home with momma

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      #3
      I see no problem with that at all. You can still split it up over two years when he gets to 4th, but you will probably find his maturity enables him to do it at the one-year pace by then.
      Mama of 2, teacher of 3
      Summer: First Start French I
      SY 22/23
      6A, teaching TFL & CC Chreia/Maxim in group, and Koine Greek
      MP2 w/ R&S Arithmetic 3


      Completed MPK, MP1, MP2, 3A, 4A, 5A
      SC B, SC C, SC1 (Phonics/Math), SC2's Writing Book 1

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        #4
        I waited a year to start Latin for my twins. Prima in 3rd. I’ve taught First Form to a group and it seems 5th graders usually do better in FF. As Embateu said, he will likely be able to handle the one year pace in 4th. One year makes such a difference around here!
        Katie

        DS 17: Senior!
        DD 14: 10th
        DD 10: 6th
        Twin DD's 8: 3rd
        Mix of MP, Co-op, TAN and traveling the U.S

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          #5
          Thank you all! My gut said he would be better off with one more year to mature. Thanks for confirming that for me.
          2021-2022
          DS1 (7) - MP2
          DD (6) - MP1
          DS2 (3) - SCA
          +6 little souls in Heaven+

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            #6
            Agreeing with the others above on a thumbs up for a delay. Will another child be doing Prima in your house next year? If yes, he could sit in on the flashcards or even (gasp!) be in charge of running flashcards and review with this other child, game style.
            Festina lentē,
            Jessica P

            '22-'23 • 13th year HSing • 11th year MP
            DS Hillsdale College freshman
            DD 11th • HLN & Latin online
            DD 8th • HLN & Home
            DS 5th • HLN & Home
            Me • Memoria College, MPOA Fourth Form for Adults

            Teaching Third Form Latin and co-directing @
            Highlands Latin Nashville Cottage School, est. 2016

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