Song School Latin Book 1 Student Text and Song CD

Song School Latin Book 1 Student Text and Song CD

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Item #: 042137
ISBN: 9781600510458
Grades: K-3

Publisher Description:

Did you ever believe there would be a Latin program that would match the energy, developmental level, and fun-loving nature of your youngest students? Song School Latin does just that. Lessons are peppered with songs, enjoyable vocabulary, illustrations, handwriting practice, stories, games, and engaging activities. Children will love learning Latin!

Song School Latin Book 1 (Student Edition) , with 30 corresponding songs and chants on the included CD, is an interactive workbook with songs and fun activities designed to set young students on a course to loving Latin! The 31 weekly lessons, including review chapters, will delight students as they learn 100+ everyday vocabulary words in Latin.

Q: Can I purchase a second student edition without the CD for my other students/children?

A: Unfortunately, no. Because we print such large quantities of the student edition with the CD included, we would actually have to charge more for a version without a CD if we did a small print run.

This is a consumable item.

Category Description for Song School Latin (Gr. K-3):

If you expect a program with this name to be a gentle auditory introduction to Latin, you’ve nailed it! But be sure to note that this program is also well-constructed, easy-to-use, and FUN. After all, you have a monkey illustrating each chapter, familiar tunes introducing the vocabulary, understandable explanations (i.e. Latin nouns are grouped into five families, or declensions), and just the right amount of practice. What more could you ask for as a painless way to infuse some Latin into your young child’s day? Each chapter is a week’s worth of instruction. New vocabulary words are introduced and featured in a song. These songs are primarily English with appropriate words in Latin and are often set to familiar tunes. (i.e. If you’re happy and you know it, touch your nose – na-res!) The words to each song are printed both in the student text and the teacher’s book along with the specific CD track where the song is found. Actually, I should say “tracks” because each song and its Latin words are presented in two tracks – one with classical pronunciation and one with ecclesiastical. A two-page guide found in both the teacher and student books delineates the distinctions between the two pronunciations and concludes “ultimately the decision (about which to use) is not a significant one.”

Each chapter has a short lesson (grammar) which includes an historical linguistic tidbit as well as a famous Latin saying the student is to memorize. Some chapters include a story which intersperses Latin words with the English. Then it’s up to the student to Practice Your Latin (writing the words), Show What You Know (brief vocabulary identification), Grow Your English (English words with Latin roots), and Review Words (past vocabulary words). Often a cut-and-paste (or some other sort of hands-on activity) is included for reinforcement. Review chapters are included regularly. The Student Book is a worktext which includes the song CD. The Teacher’s Edition is identical to the Student book (but no CD) with answers filled in and teacher’s notes inserted as shaded boxes. While most moms/teachers will be able to figure out the correct answers, the notes and additional activities in the Teacher’s book flesh out the course. DVDs for each course contain 24 ten-minute episodes – one for each lesson in the book covering new material. Each episode features vocabulary practice (ecclesiastical and classical pronunciations), grammar lessons, and coverage of derivatives. Each DVD also features a bilingual story featuring Simeon the monkey, providing another opportunity to use the vocabulary from the lesson. The CD is now available separately and includes the same tracks as those found on the CD in the Student Book. For those who aren’t ready to commit to a Latin curriculum, the CD introduces cute and kid-friendly songs that can be learned by all. There are no printed words with the CD; those are included in the student and teacher books.

For extra vocabulary practice, consider the Latin Monkey Match Flashcard Game. This flashcard set contains over 100 Latin words (with the English translation appearing in small upside down type); use this set to play the suggested games, or simply use them as traditional flashcards. This program is designed as an introduction to Latin for Children but could be used as a stand-alone, get-acquainted-with-Latin experience. ~ Janice

Primary Subject
Foreign Language
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Amy Rehn
Softcover Book
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Classical Academic Press
0.95 (lbs.)
8.5" x 11.0" x 0.5"
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Recommended by a fellow homeschooler
Lisa K on Mar 7, 2023
Introduction to Latin
Bonnie H on May 10, 2022
Recommended by a fellow homeschooler
Lisa K on Mar 7, 2023
Looking for an introduction to Latin for my lower elementary children, and a friend recommended this.
Jenni E on Jun 16, 2022
Introduction to Latin
Bonnie H on May 10, 2022
I have used this curriculum with my other two kids and now it is time for my 3rd kid to go through it.
Rebecca C on Apr 23, 2022
Recommended by Caroline's Curriculum Corner.
JANE J on Oct 16, 2021
Fun program to introduce latin to our 3rd & 4th graders (plus a PK4)
Vanessa V on Jul 31, 2021
Kate D on Jul 21, 2021
Katie T on Jun 5, 2021
moving towards a classical education
Christie C on Apr 6, 2021
This seemed like a gentle way to incorporate Latin into our multi-age morning time.
Sarah S on Feb 11, 2021
I want my kids to learn latin.
Nicole H on Jan 24, 2021
I used this program when homeschooling my older grandchildren and they loved it. But we had cassette tapes and used up the workbooks. Now I am homeschooling my younger grandson and look forward to introducing him to Latin with the use of a CD.
Janice F on Jan 1, 2021
Learning Latin with another family this year and making it fun!
Jane P on Aug 5, 2020
immersion Latin . . . came highly recommended
Lindsey A on Aug 3, 2020
2nd grade curriculum for our Classical Christian collaborative school
Rebecca G on Jul 30, 2020
Wanted to choose a fun latin program for my 1st, 3rd and 4th graders to start together.
Brittany A on Jul 18, 2020
My oldest child did this program and now it's my 2nd child's turn, so we only need the student workbook.
Sara F on May 26, 2020
Picked this for some casual homeschooling with my pre-K-er. We attend the Latin Mass so I thought this would help (even though ecclesiastical Latin is different).
Kerry G on May 5, 2020
We tried Prima Latina, but it was a little too hard-core for us at this point in early elementary. Looking forward to something with a conversational focus and really anticipate enjoying the music!
Aimee C on Apr 22, 2020
a birthday gift for nephew he requested it.
ethan h on Apr 3, 2020
I wanted a simple and easy way to fit Latin into our curriculum to use as "ancient runes" in Harry Potter theme
Carolyn M on Jan 29, 2020
Seems the best way to teach Latin to little ones. I have a 5 and almost 7 year old.
Laura R on Jan 4, 2019
For our classical education
Laura B on Sep 25, 2018
It was recommended by my daughters homeschool program.
Olivia M on Aug 30, 2018
Recommended for use with Classical Conversations Program
Kimberly M on Aug 7, 2018
We used this program with our oldest daughter and it went fantastic. Our younger daughter pretty much knows the words from watching the DVD with her older sister, but we'll be using this to reinforce what she knows.
Robert T on Jul 24, 2018
We will be integrating this with our classical conversations curriculum.
Sherie H on Jul 22, 2018
I heard a great review about this curriculum and am starting Latin with my 7 year old this fall.
Samantha C on Jul 18, 2018
required for our homeschool consortium.
Rebecca M on Jul 18, 2018
My kids love these workbooks! I'm getting this for my third child!
User on Mar 31, 2018
Have heard good things
Magdeline S on Mar 23, 2018
Completed this program with my first child and second child is ready to start it.
Erika Lee Flicht Y on Feb 21, 2018
"Personal recommendation and online reviews were positive and said this was fun. I don't like dry curriculum."
Jamie G on Oct 27, 2017
I am a Classical Conversations tutor and will use it with my students
Hope J on Sep 30, 2017
This is what our Coop will be using this year.
ben m on Aug 11, 2017
Elyse M on Jul 3, 2017
wonderful introduction to latin for kids!
RENEE A on Apr 3, 2017
school recommended
Penny A on Mar 16, 2017
We homeschool with Classical conversation and this book is part of their curriculum.
Francine S on Aug 18, 2016
This is a fun, easy way to start into Latin. My kids really enjoy the songs and short, fun lessons.
Vicki W on Aug 18, 2016
This is for my elementary aged children to aid in learning Latin.
Caron N on Aug 12, 2016
Natalia P on Aug 3, 2016
It is a required text at our children's classical academy.
Kristin H on Jul 26, 2016
Great online reviews! I have high hopes that my children will enjoy this program.
Heidi L V on Jul 21, 2016
What a fun way to start learning Latin!
Fred F on Jul 16, 2016
For a co-op for K, 2, and 4th graders.
Emily B on Jul 16, 2016
My boys love the DVD. My soon to be third grader is ready for a book and it will be nice to measure what he knows.
Nicholas S on Jul 8, 2016
School requires
Erica L on Jul 6, 2016
My soon-to-be second grader loves music and singing, so I think this will be the perfect way to introduce her to Latin.
User on Jun 18, 2016
To help with Latin by making it more enjoyable.
Jackie W on Jun 18, 2016
Looking for an introduction to Latin for my lower elementary children, and a friend recommended this.
Jenni E on Jun 16, 2022
I have used this curriculum with my other two kids and now it is time for my 3rd kid to go through it.
Rebecca C on Apr 23, 2022
Do you need the teacher edition in addition to this worktext or could you work through it on your own?
A shopper on May 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You could work through it on your own if you have the DVDS, but the teachers manual has some extras. If you are using it to teach a class, I recommend the teachers guide. If you’re homeschooling on a budget, it’s okay to do without it.
Is Song School Latin faith based?
A shopper on Mar 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It offers both ecclesiastical and standard pronunciation but is not faith based. If you’re looking for a Christian Latin curriculum, Memoria Press is a good option. There’s nothing objectionable in Song School Latin, though...
If you cannot reproduce the pages of this book and you have more than one child who will use it, how can you order just the book later without the CD? This makes no sense to me why people would have to buy multiple copies of the workbook and also have to get the same CD each time.
A shopper on Jan 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Essentially, you are just purchasing the workbook. The CD is kind of a freebie and is in no way required for the lessons. They have recorded songs to make it fun for the kids to practice. Both my children have used this workbook at their university-model school, and they have loved it!
Can I buy just the student book? I already have 2 cds from previous children and just want another student text. Thanks
A shopper on Jul 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, I'm sorry, but we only have the student book with the CD. They are not available from the publisher without the CD. Here's their statement:

Because we print such large quantities of the student edition with the CD included, we would actually have to charge more for a version without a CD if we did a small print run.
Is this version 1 or 1.2? I am buying this so I can teach 2 students at once and the other verision I will have is 2.1.
A shopper on Apr 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It's version 1.2.
Would each student need their own workbook?
A shopper on Jul 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, each student would need a workbook, as the pages are not reproducible. However, the students often write only 5-7 words on a page, and not every page requires writing. If you're pinching pennies two children could share one workbook and just take turns answering questions in the brief writing assignments. However, all the songs are written in the workbook, so they'd have to be willing to share when reading & learning the words. If your little ones can sit calmly and closely for all lessons without arguing over who holds the book, pinching each other, etc. you'll be fine with just one book. If your children are like mine, with a tendency to bicker, you'll be better off with a workbook for each so they can sit opposite one another or in different parts of the room. :)
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Rated 5 out of 5
I love this program
I used Song School Latin when homeschooling my older grandchildren (then 1-3rd grades). They loved it and learned so much. Now, I'm using it with my younger set of grands (2nd an 6th graders and they enjoy it just as much. We've only just begun but their enthusiasm is delightful. Thank you for making this "dead" (ha!) language so lively.
February 2, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My girls have enjoyed Latin all this year because the curriculum is fun and easy to use.
May 26, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Simple songs, a fun way to practice and remember your vocabulary. A great introduction to latin for lower primary students.
A great introduction to latin for lower primary students.
Both ecclesiastical and classical pronounciations included.
The simple songs are a fun way to learn and practice vocabulary, especially for those young students who like to dance and sing!
April 23, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My kid loves Latin
I tried this course as an experiment with my daughter and was surprised at how much she loved it. She says it is her favorite subject. The songs and lessons make it fun it fun to learn. Since I have zero experience in Latin, I bought the teacher's guide. While it is great to have the extra lesson in the back, I do not plan on purchasing it for the next level as the lesson are so well laid out, you do not need it. Great way for both of us to learn some Latin.
April 8, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5
Kids have been loving the Latin. I think it's a great introduction for small kids.
March 21, 2017
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
The lessons are short, simple and easy to follow. Most importantly, my kids enjoy them. My kids are 8, 6, 4 and 22 months. The older 2 do the assignments in the work book and watch the DVD. My 4 yr. old watches the dvd and listens to the cd. Definately get the DVD set.
September 1, 2016
over 6 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Perfect for a younger (age and maturity) child!
I love this product. My 8 year old (second grader) is learning quite a bit from it, but she doesn't care for the CD. She considers the songs 'babyish.' I don't think they sound too babyish, and she IS a willing participant when I ask her to sit down and do Latin each day - she just insists that no one else be present when she listens to the CD, out of embarrassment, I suppose. I think the content is perfect for her age, but I do understand that she might feel the CD adds a 'this is really for a younger kid' element. I, personally, appreciate the CD because I have no idea how to pronounce these words, nor any background in Latin. I just think I missed my window for my child. As I said, she's plugging along AND learning Latin, so really, it's an overall win.
April 8, 2016
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Wow! This is a great product!I fell in love with studying Latin in high school However that was a long time ago But I wanted to pass this beautiful language down to my children So now my children are 6 and 3 years old and I thought it would be a good time to begin I had been shopping around for an appropriate text for a few years and was not excited by the few options I found Fortunately Song School Latin came on the market just in timeEven though my children do not particularly love to sing I was excited about the song element of the program because it is such a painless way to memorize Also the amount of information the children were expected to master seemed appropriate for my 6 year old And it looked like fun--guaranteed to appeal to young children!So I bought Song School Latin at the beginning of the summer I popped the CD into the car and we sang the catchy tunes together all summer It was my childrens' favorite CD through all of our road trips They simply fell in love with it It created great anticipation for learning this new not-so-mysterious-anymore "Latin" they had heard me talking aboutWhen the school year began as the teacher I could not have been happier! The book is so easy to use (The teacher's manual is probably not necessary even if you have no Latin background--it really is that straight-forward) The exercises are just the right length and do not require advance preparation However I have found it helpful to make flashcards for each of the vocabulary words to aid with review timeIf you are considering teaching Latin to young children this is a really great product regardless of your personal experience with the language And it's a great valuePersonally my favorite thing about this program is how my 3 year old is using Latin in his daily life He often greets us with "Salve" (hello) or "Vale" (good-bye) And just this week when engaged in deep conversation about what he is going to become when he grows up he said "When I grow up and become a vir (Latin for "man")" Not only was it really cute but it reinforces my opinion that this program really does work (even for my 3 year old who just listens in the background)!
November 21, 2008

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