Thursday, December 12, 2013

First Form Latin class update - December 12

After an excellent presentation by Leah about the Roman House and family (which led to discussions about the role of slaves in ancient times) - we moved on to our next chapter and learned to decline 2nd declension nouns. 

The students need to be sure that their notecards reflect the correct information.  On the Latin side, there should be the nominative singular, genitive singular, and the gender:

equus, equi, m

Then on the English side - the meaning and derivatives:

horse

equine, equestrian

The students worked on declining in the 2nd declension and quickly memorized the endings.  We also practiced with words they haven't seen before with the students trying their hand at figuring out the meanings.  They could often guess a derivative - and then we worked backwards towards the Latin meaning.

Homework:
  • Read the text book pages 42-43
  • Workbook for lesson 15: 80-83 ( you may skip questions, 4, 5, and 7 on page 80 as this follows a different pronunciation guide than what we are using.
  •  Make notecards for your new vocabulary words.  Find an additional derivative for the words in the vocabulary list that already list a derivative.  Be sure to correct your notecards from last week if they were not done in the format noted above.
  • Have a Merry Christmas - see you on January 9!



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