Earlier this summer as I was researching what curriculum to use, I came across the Memoria Press website. Typically, I am turned off by “boxed curriculum” sets. I like to pick and choose what I like and what works well for my family. I started reading reviews and researching this curriculum because it looked so great. After all of this, I got in touch with the company and discussed doing a review on their curriculum. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but they told me they would send me all the books that they publish for my Kindergartner and my 2nd grader. I was in shock! Part of the curriculum in their sets are from outside sources (their math books, for example are from Rod & Staff).
One thing that I was so impressed with during the communication process with Memoria Press was their customer service. They were SO quick to answer my questions. They were more than willing to switch out books to meet the needs of my family. For instance- their curriculum starts cursive in 1st grade. My son was starting second and had not done it before, so she switched the books for me.
A little about the company & the curriculum:
Memoria Press is a family-run company that publishes Christian Classical educational materials for home & private schools. Their curriculum has been developed tested, and used at Highlands Latin School in Kentucky. The main goals of Memoria Press products are: simplicity, quality, and affordability. They are designed to be accessible to homeschool families who have no nothing of the subject being taught. But, they are designed with the highest academic standards in mind.
The Kindergarten Lesson Plan book
Prima Latina: Introduction to Christian Latin (Teacher, Student, Pronunciation CD, Instructional DVDs, Flashcards)
Composition & Sketchbook
New American Cursive I
Mr. Popper’s Penguins Student Study Guide
The Courage of Sarah Noble Student Study Guide
Tales from Beatrix Potter Student Study Guide
Second Grade Literature Guide Teacher Key
What I Love About Memoria Press Curriculum:
- Their lesson plans are fabulous! I always struggle with planning and they had it laid out in such a way that makes it all so simple to use. Using their lesson plan really helped me organize our school better.
- Their phonics & reading program has been working so well for my kindergarten-aged daughter. I love the coloring pages that go along with the letters they are learning. It has been great to see how they begin blending sounds to form words. I also really love the Classical Phonics book. I never learned phonics and this book outlines all the rules. It has been fabulous for me, and for teaching both my kindergartner & second grader.
- We LOVE Prima Latina. I have always wanted to learn & teach my children Latin. We have been having so much fun learning it together. I love the video lessons because it allows me to sit back & let Leigh Lowe be out teacher for a little while. What a wonderful format. It also comes with workbooks, flashcards, and a CD.
- I have never done copywork with my kids before, but was looking for a way to add it into our regular schooling. My kids need the practice! Their copywork books are all scripture based- which is so nice. The kids are also learning Bible verses as they practice their writing- that can never hurt, right?
So… I just want to say thanks. Thank-you Memoria Press for being so generous and allowing me to review your curriculum. Thanks for creating such an impressive curriculum that works so very well for my family. You have gained a life-time customer.