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Latin for Children B

Enrollment and Placement

To help ensure that students enroll in the correct course levels, Scholé Academy requires many students to complete placement evaluations. Placement evaluations are only provided to students after the corresponding course registration has been completed. A placement assessment will be required in the following situations:

  • if the student falls outside of the stated age/grade range for the class.
  • if the student needs to demonstrate a certain level of skill and proficiency for the course.
  • if the student has completed prerequisite requirements somewhere other than Scholé Academy (e.g., at home or with another school). In this case, our instructors will need to verify that the student has adequately fulfilled the prerequisite requirements.
  • if a placement assessment has been recommended by a Scholé Academy instructor.

First, read the available course descriptions, noting prerequisites, target grades, and course objectives. If you think your student is prepared for the course, go ahead and register. After registration, a placement assessment may be provided to students, depending on the course and the student’s previous enrollment with Scholé Academy. Parents are encouraged to connect with the Scholé Academy Principal and/or with the course instructor to make the best enrollment decision for their student.

Registration is not finalized until the student’s placement assessment has been returned by the course instructor with placement confirmation.

There is a $75 deposit built into the cost of each course.

  • Withdrawals requested before May 1 are granted a full refund, including the full $75 deposit.
  • On May 1 and before July 31 withdrawals are granted a full tuition refund less the $75 deposit.
  • On August 1 and before the drop/add deadline, withdrawals are granted a ½ tuition refund

View our full assessment policies and enrollment and withdrawal policies in the 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 the Latin for Children B course continue their study of Latin grammar and reading while also continuing to enjoy the delight of studying the Latin language. Students go on to study the third noun declension and the third and fourth verb conjugations; the past, present, and future tenses; and all remaining parts of speech (pronouns, adjectives, prepositions, adverbs, and conjunctions). During the course of the year, students begin to read and translate basic Latin paragraphs, putting their knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary to work! They also acquire a Latin vocabulary of another 240 words and learn many English words derived from these Latin words. As a step beyond just an exposure to the language, this course trains students in grammar, vocabulary, and English derivatives in a lively, interactive way.

The course is designed to:

  • model a discipline of mind that focuses on how the Latin language works
  • model classical pronunciation of Latin words and give students pronunciation practice through imitation
  • model for students how to analyze grammatical structure, interpret word form and use, and translate Latin both orally and in writing
  • model for students how to use mnemonic aids and give them practice using these aids
  • demonstrate to students the etymology of Latin words and how they are transformed into English derivatives
  • expose students to beautiful illustrations as well as images and paintings of ancient Roman culture, and to provide exposure to Roman history, culture, and historical figures

Since 2001, the award-winning Latin for Children curriculum has been and continues to be a strong, inviting, and creative program designed to introduce grammar school students to Latin. It incorporates elements that will engage students of every learning style. As a step beyond just an exposure to the language, this course trains students in grammar, vocabulary, and English derivatives in a lively, interactive way. For a closer look at the texts used in this course, please follow these links and click “Look Inside”: Latin for Children Primer B and Latin for Children Primer B History ReaderPlease note: this course will use the NEW Revised Edition of Latin for Children Primer B.

Note: Classical pronunciation is used in this class.

 

Schedule: This course is designed with young learners’ brains in mind! The course meets 3 times per week for 45–60 minutes, affording adequate instructional time while keeping on-screen sessions to a healthy duration for our youngest learners.

 

Placement: Please read about our new process above.

  • This class is designed for students who have successfully completed Latin for Children A, as it builds on the cumulative foundation of vocabulary and grammar concepts established in this first year of the series.
  • The course is geared toward rising 5th–6th graders. Rising 7th graders are welcome in Latin for Children B, though they may also wish to consider our upper-school Latin 1 course, which progresses at a faster and more challenging pace.
  • When considering whether this course is a good fit for your student, please keep in mind that in addition to readiness for the course content, students should be developmentally prepared to engage in a 5th- to 6th-grade corporate learning environment. If your student is outside the target grade range for this class, or if you have further questions about placement, please contact us.

“The interaction of the [Latin for Children B] class turned Latin from something that she had to do, which she usually did last, into something that she wanted to do, and now does before her other schoolwork. I no longer have to cajole or press her to study her Latin. What a godsend! Thank you!” —Scholé Academy Latin for Children B Parent

 

Course Syllabus:

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For each skill instructors have determined whether it is a prerequisite skill or a skill to be developed throughout the course. For lower school, instructors indicate where parent support is expected.

  • With Parent Support: Skills that most lower school students will need help with.
  • Developing: Skills that the instructor will help develop and emphasize throughout the year.
  • Mastered: Prerequisite skills that the instructor is expecting students to possess.

Schoology

  • Developing
    • Be able to review notifications ongoing throughout the year; notifications which include: class announcements, homework assignments, due dates, instructor comments made on assignments, instructor comments made on individual student submissions, instructor comments made on graded items, etc.
    • Be able to review notifications ongoing throughout the year; notifications which include: class announcements, homework assignments, due dates, instructor comments made on assignments, instructor comments made on individual student submissions, instructor comments made on graded items, etc.
    • Be able to set notifications settings to alert the student of class announcements, homework assignments, due dates, instructor comments made on assignments, instructor comments made on individual student submissions, instructor comments made on graded items, etc.
    • Be able to set notifications settings to alert the student of class announcements, homework assignments, due dates, instructor comments made on assignments, instructor comments made on individual student submissions, instructor comments made on graded items, etc.
  • Mastered
    • Be able to manage Schoology assignments and submissions (view assignments, check for teacher messages, submit homework as pdf file, submit revisions if necessary, set Schoology notifications for the class, view class notifications when posted, etc.).
    • Be able to manage Schoology assignments and submissions (view assignments, check for teacher messages, submit homework as pdf file, submit revisions if necessary, set Schoology notifications for the class, view class notifications when posted, etc.).

Writing

  • Mastered
    • Be able to hand-write answers in complete sentences.
    • Be able to hand-write answers in complete sentences.
    • Be able to write sentences with basic sentence syntax (i.e. capitalization of first word in a sentence, punctuation at the end of each sentence, space between sentences, capitalization of proper nouns, each sentence having a subject and predicate, etc.).
    • Be able to write sentences with basic sentence syntax (i.e. capitalization of first word in a sentence, punctuation at the end of each sentence, space between sentences, capitalization of proper nouns, each sentence having a subject and predicate, etc.).
    • Spelling at grade-level
    • Spelling at grade-level

Reading

  • Mastered
    • Be able to read to learn not merely learn to read.

Typing

  • Mastered
    • Be able to type short answers in complete sentences.
    • Be able to type short answers in complete sentences.

In-Class

  • Developing
    • Follow along with teacher-led note-taking and record notes during class.
    • Follow along with teacher-led note-taking and record notes during class.
    • Be prepared to volunteer comments, answers and ideas in a group setting, during class.
    • Be prepared to volunteer comments, answers and ideas in a group setting, during class.
  • Mastered
    • Follow along with teacher-led workbook completion and record answers during class.
    • Follow along with teacher-led workbook completion and record answers during class.
    • Be prepared to answer questions when called on in a group setting, during class.
    • Be prepared to answer questions when called on in a group setting, during class.

*Required Texts:

Please note: MP3 versions of the Latin for Children Primer B chants will be provided to the students enrolled in this course at no charge.

*Required texts are not included in the purchase of the course.

**Classical Academic Press released a NEW Revised Edition of this text in May 2018. The new revised edition (Version 4.0) is required for this course. Older versions of the student edition and answer key are not compatible with the course. (Note: The content of the history reader has not changed.)

Note that while our primary text will be Latin for Children Primer B 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 B Activity Book
    This activity book accompanies Latin for Children Primer B, 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 B Answer Key
    The Latin for Children Primer B Answer Key features actual, full-size pages from Latin for Children Primer B, 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. After finishing her degree, she spent a year living abroad in Rome, Italy, designing and facilitating short-term study-abroad programs for students studying Latin through the Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study. She currently lives in New Haven, Connecticut, but as an avid traveler, can more times than not be found in Italy, Brazil, or anywhere else she thinks would be interesting to get to know. It is one of the great joys of her life to pass along her enthusiasm for Latin to her elementary, middle, and high school students. Having learned Latin online herself, 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. She has taught and tutored Latin online for the last ten years and particularly enjoys seeing how each unique student’s personality shapes the learning environment. When she is not exploring the world, she spends her time waxing poetic about the Parthenon Marbles and Stanford football, always with a strong cup of coffee in hand. magistrareeves@gmail.com

Sarah Williams brings a lifelong love of learning into her vocation as a teacher, having been formed by her own classical Christian education and her years teaching Latin and Humanities to students of all ages in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Roanoke, Virginia. After graduating from Gardner-Webb University with a B.A. in Biblical Studies and a minor in Philosophy and Ethics, she joined the faculty of Faith Christian School, where she met and married her husband and fellow teacher, Stephen. When not conjugating verbs or formulating syllogisms, Sarah greatly enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with the latest Half-Baked Harvest recipe and exploring the sacramental realities underlying the worlds of food and hospitality. As Stephen now pursues his pastoral calling at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama, Sarah delights to sow seeds of joy for God’s works and world in her students through Scholé’s vision of restful learning. swilliams.scholeacademy@gmail.com

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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