We are going back to using Memoria Press Core Curriculum packages!
Specifically, we’ll be doing 6th, 4th, and Jr. K programs. We had used their full packages two years ago, then needed a break to get on track schedule-wise. We enjoyed doing more notebooking and combining subjects for a year, but are ready to get back to full MP. Even though we missed a year of the content subjects, we stayed on track with the skill subjects and will jump right in to the kids’ grade levels, just using math and Latin a year ahead.
The picture above shows the sixth grade set that we will use, with the substitutions of Third Form Latin, 7th grade math, and Rod and Staff English. I was very happy that MP was able to customize the set for us. I’m not exactly sure how we will pace Third Form Latin, since we are tackling it a year ahead of schedule and it has a reputation for being a challenging course. We will probably end up doing it over 1.5 or 2 years, depending on how it goes. For 7th grade math, I opted to do another year of Rod & Staff rather than push ahead to College of the Redwoods Pre-Algebra as a sixth grader. That was not an easy decision, but I’m hoping it will provide a very solid foundation that will propel her forward towards higher math with confidence.
We will do Fourth Grade for new users, which is a actually a combination of their 3rd and 4th grade packages, substituting 5th grade math, First Form Latin, and Rod and Staff English. Even though he did MP for 1st and 2nd grades, he only did their Latin for 3rd. The new users curriculum finishes Greek Myths, States and Capitals, and Christian Studies I in one year instead of spreading them out over two. I think this will be a fine pace for him.
I went ahead and ordered Jr.K for our preschooler, even though he is on the young side for this. Most likely we will wait until he is closer to 4 1/2 (in the spring) before doing very much. He does well with his counting and letters, but isn’t quite ready for the writing that these workbooks include. I’d rather wait and do it well than push too early and have to modify. It looks like a sweet program, and I’m excited about the read alouds and crafts.