Hello, new and faithful readers! Sometimes I like to annoy my friends by coming up to them and saying dramatically "I had an epiphany!" (I grew up Catholic, and I think that's one of their holidays, and I like the word... sorry. Sometimes a word just really describes something to a tee, and I have to use it.)
So my latest epiphany was... I'm not going to teach the kids Latin. *gasp*
That's it... I was wondering if I can call myself a classical homeschooler any longer.
So, from a person who so loves languages and knows 3, and has studied 5, how can I say that... that I'm not planning on teaching the kids Latin?!
Well my compromise is this: starting in fourth grade and going until tenth, we're going to do Latin and Greek prefix, suffix and root study. They're going to have to do verb declensions anyway for Spanish and Russian, so I think this is a good plan. They'll still get all the vocab knowledge.
Any thoughts? I was looking at these books for our Latin and Greek prefix, suffix and root study-- any of y'all used them?
Roots and Fruits
English From The Roots Up
Word Roots (software)