I am going to attempt a post, even though my monitor is dying. To shorten a long story, I have black lines flashing horizontally across the screen. Which is making it hard to focus on individual words and check my spelling, punctuation and grammar. So please forgive any errors or typos!
So in a long winding rabbit trail typical of me, I started on the Well Trained Mind forums. Some moms there have been binding their workbooks by week instead of subject. So instead of a math book and a grammar book, they have the first math and grammar lesson in one book.
Hmmm, instead of big workboxes I fill daily, we could have a small portable booklet for the week, which I could make in advance. (I do well working a few hours on a project, it’s the 5 minute daily tasks that I struggle on. So advance preparation is good.)
As the new owner of a wire-binding machine, I’ve already made books for math, Latin and handwriting. I’m able to get the bindings cheaply as well. I also had great success the year we used the File Crate System, I have everything I need.
So I was considering this approach for the next school year when I (again) realized how difficult it would be to separate Memoria Press’ Latin by week, let alone by day. Then I remembered how much I dislike (re)buying a physical workbook at all, when I have a lovely old laser printer. So I started a thread on the WTM about Latin programs that are available as PDFs.
- Is a video and fits into my goal of more independence for the kids.
- The worksheets are PDFs, which I can print for each child as they use the program.
- It’s a LOT less writing than First Form. My eldest is a trooper, doesn’t complain, and he is mastering the grammar but …
- I want them to READ in Latin, not just decline it. Visual Latin’s goal is reading the Vulgate, and it starts with simplified readings in lesson 1.
- Plus it leads into Lingua Latina. My favorite program.