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Latin for Children A

Placement Information

Placement Process
One critical factor for restful learning is the proper placement of students. If you are unsure which level is the best fit for your student, reach out to the instructor you are considering. Once registered, anticipate contact regarding placement evaluations from instructors by May 15th and throughout the summer. Students must be registered to enter the placement process. Early placement exams may allow time for tutoring or additional review based on the outcomes. See more about placement evaluations in our Student-Parent Handbook.

Latin Placement Process
For registered students, please anticipate contact regarding placement evaluations from instructors by May 15th and throughout the summer. Students must be registered in a Latin course to receive a placement assessment. Latin classes have a detailed and specific placement process.
Learn more about the Latin placement process here.

Students in this course will enjoy a clear introduction to Latin grammar and reading that will delight them and cultivate in them the wonder of language. Students study the first two noun declensions, the first two verb conjugations, the present, imperfect, and future tenses, and other parts of speech (adjectives, prepositions, and adverbs) as they learn to read and translate basic Latin sentences. They also acquire a Latin vocabulary of 240 words and learn many English words derived from Latin. As a step beyond just an exposure to the language, this course trains students in grammar, vocabulary, and English derivatives.

Watch Lower School Latin Lead Teacher, Amanda Reeves Explain Latin for Children at Scholé Academy! 

This course is designed to:

  • Engage students with the foundations of Latin grammar; no prior Latin instruction is required or expected. 
  • Teach Latin words through imitation, songs, and games
  • Make lasting connections between English and Latin grammar and vocabulary
  • Provide exposure to Roman history, culture, and historical figures through readings and translations

The ideal student for this course will be in 4th-5th grade (6th grade students are welcome to enroll) and developmentally ready to engage in an appropriately leveled corporate classroom. While not required, it is helpful for students to have at least a preliminary understanding of the basics of English grammar. This includes knowing how to recognize the following parts of speech: noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, preposition. Familiarity with the basic functionality of the following parts of a sentence is also helpful: subject, direct object, object of the preposition. Mastery of these concepts upon entry in the course is not expected. 

While the primary text will be Latin for Children Primer A and History Reader, the instructors will be adapting and augmenting the curriculum as they see best for the learning objectives of the course. Additional materials may include worksheets, in-class games the students will prepare for, and spoken Latin activities. As such, students should be prepared to regularly print PDF files supplied by their teacher well in advance of the class in which they will be used.

“I am blown away by how well this course has been conducted and how well my kids are staying on top of their work AND they love it!” —Scholé Academy Latin for Children A Parent

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Required Materials:
Books and supplies are not included in the purchase of the course.

  • _Latin for Children Primer A (_student edition) NEW Revised Edition, Version 4.0
  • Latin for Children Primer A History Reader NEW Revised Edition, Version 5.0
    Please note: MP3 versions of the Latin for Children Primer A chants will be provided to the students enrolled in this course at no charge.
    Older versions of the student edition, answer key, and history reader are not compatible with the course.

While the primary text will be Latin for Children Primer A and History Reader, the instructor will be adapting and augmenting the curriculum as she sees best for the learning objectives of the course. Additional materials may include worksheets, in-class games the students will prepare for, and spoken Latin activities. Students should be prepared to regularly print PDF files supplied by their teacher well in advance of the class in which they will be used.

Optional Resources:

  • Latin for Children Primer A Activity Book
    This activity book accompanies Latin for Children Primer A, following the textbook chapter by chapter to supplement and enhance the practice of Latin vocabulary and grammar. With the activities, students will sail around the world, find their way out of dungeon mazes, rescue captive Latin words from an evil wizard, “week out” the wrong crossword puzzle questions . . . and more! The activity book is optional for this online class.
  • Latin for Children Primer A Answer Key
    The Latin for Children Primer A Answer Key features actual, full-size pages from Latin for Children Primer A, with answers to quizzes, exercises, and worksheets in bold print. The answer key is optional for this online class.

Amanda Reeves has a BA in Greek and Latin from Stanford University, where she received recognition in her department for both her enthusiasm for the classical world as well as her excellence in scholarship. In her 10+ years as an educator, she has fiercely held to the belief that every student can fall in love with Latin and has celebrated each of the many times it has happened in her classroom. As Dean of the Lower School at Scholé, she supports teachers as they develop classrooms and curricula to help Scholé’s youngest students cultivate a love of learning in their pursuit of restful classical education. Having learned Latin online as a homeschooled student, Amanda is passionate about distance learning and enjoys integrating traditional grammar and translation methods with spoken Latin to produce the best educational experience for her students. When she is not traveling the world, she can be found in New Haven, Connecticut, waxing poetic about the Parthenon Marbles and Stanford football, always with a strong cup of coffee in hand. magistrareeves@gmail.com

Parker Moore has been teaching in an online, classical Christian school setting since 2021, and loves the role of teaching younger minds in a classical, online format. Parker is himself a homeschool graduate, coming from a family of nine, homeschooled students.
After graduating in 2013, Parker went on to pursue a Bachelor’s in Political Science and a Master’s in Biblical Exposition, both from Liberty University. He began a PhD in Public Policy, with a focus on political theory and philosophy, in 2021, which is to be completed at the end of 2024.
In addition to his studies, Parker also enjoys books, strong coffee, strength training, and music, having toured the U.S. and Canada with his family band in previous years. Sharing his love of both Latin and the humanities is something which he counts as a great blessing from God, and which he looks forward to at the start of every class. magister.parkerawmoore@gmail.com

Quarter 1

  1. 1st conjugation verbs (present tense)
  2. Verb identities and parsing (person, number, and tense)
  3. 1st and 2nd declension nouns
  4. Noun identities and parsing (gender, number, and case)
  5. Irregular verb sum, esse (present tense)
  6. Sentence labeling and translating

Quarter 2

  1. Nominative case functions (subject noun and predicate nominative)
  2. 1st and 2nd declension adjectives
  3. Adjective/noun agreement, predicate adjectives
  4. Sentence patterns
  5. 2nd conjugation verbs (present tense)
  6. 1st declension masculine noun exceptions
  7. 1st and 2nd conjugation verbs (imperfect tense)

Quarter 3

  1. 1st and 2nd conjugation verbs (future tense)
  2. Accusative case functions (direct object and object of the preposition) 
  3. Irregular verb sum, esse (imperfect and future tense)
  4. Prepositional phrases

Quarter 4

  1. Irregular verb eō, īre (present, imperfect, and future tense)
  2. Compound verbs
  3. Ablative case function (object of the preposition)
  4. More about prepositional phrases
  5. Verb principal part review

Red checkmarkComputer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with a processor with a speed of 1 GHz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.7 or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do not recommend using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be much better solutions, as they enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.

Red checkmarkHigh-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with a download/upload speed of 5/1 Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.

Red checkmarkWebcam: You may use an external webcam or one that is built in to the computer. Webcam Recommendations: Good (PC only) | Best (Mac and PC)

Red checkmarkHeadset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class. Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm

Red checkmarkZoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use. unnamed-e1455142229376 To download Zoom:

  1. Visit zoom.us/download.
  2. Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
  3. Open and run the installer on your computer.
  4. In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.

Red checkmarkScanner: In this class, students frequently submit homework assignments by scanning pages from their workbooks. Students and/or their parents should have easy access to a scanner and the ability to use it.

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