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Can you do Lively Latin for grades 1-2? It says its for Grade 3-6. It looks great!

 

Just in case Lively Latin is for older children, we do have Song School Latin, and although it's not secular, I think this is one thing we still might be able to use.

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Minimus, so long as you already know some Latin yourself, or are willing to read ahead, or buy the teachers guide. Lively Latin is great for a slightly older child - dd started at 9 & LOVES it. Latin is now her favorite subject.

I thought I read somewhere that Minimus had some Christian content. :confused:

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Can you do Lively Latin for grades 1-2? It says its for Grade 3-6. It looks great!

 

Just in case Lively Latin is for older children, we do have Song School Latin, and although it's not secular, I think this is one thing we still might be able to use.

 

I used it with my son in grade 2 last year. But his language arts skills are 2+ years ahead.

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Can you do Lively Latin for grades 1-2? It says its for Grade 3-6. It looks great!
Absolutely, though I'd be hesitant to start LL2 with a child working at less than a 4th grade level.
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Song School has two lessons on Christmas, one religious, one more general, and I believe 2 other stories which are very, very watered down versions of bible stories. Even those stories aren't particularly Christian in feel-they're there to have the kids intersect the Latin words they've learned, not to teach anything. (They do the same thing with Goldilocks and some other little stories-there's one every 5 chapters).

 

We're only part-way through LfC A, but so far the only place I've seen Christian content is in the chapter Maxims, and not all of those.

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Oh yes, I'm using Getting Started With Latin for myself. It's so super easy and has free audio downloads! I never considered it for early elementary though, although there's no reason you couldn't use it for that.

 

 

I worked through GSWL a year or so ago. I enjoyed it. (Now I'm doing Wheelock's....ugh.) I hadn't really thought of using GSWL with my kids either, though.

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Keeping in mind that we've only made it through 3 lessons in Latin for Children A, I haven't found it especially religious. It was a little surprising that the chapter maxim for chapter one was "In the beginning was the word," because I had thought it was a completely secular program. That was the only thing I've seen so far. I don't have a problem with a certain number of biblical references being thrown in; I figure it helps promote cultural literacy.

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