Thursday, October 31, 2013

First Form Latin update - October 31

Each of the students will do three project presentations over the course of the school year - and today Stephen did his on the Roman Army.  We talked a bit about the Testudo formation - weaponry and the importance of the short sword, or gladius - and what it really means to decimate.

Our grammar lesson today focused on the pluperfect tense.  This tense refers to actions in the past that happened before another action in the past.  For example: I had eaten my snack before my friend arrived.  The key marker of pluperfect in English is the helping verb "had."

1. Re-read the text book lessons - pages 28-29
2. Practice your vocabulary by recitation.  Make sure you not only know this week's vocabulary - but all previous weeks!
3. Create notecards for each new vocabulary word + derivatives
4.  Do the workbook pages for Lesson 9 (pages 50-54)

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