Thursday, May 8, 2014

First Form Latin update - May 5th and 8th

In today's class we spent time reviewing our most recent unit covering 2nd conjugation verbs. 

Homework:
1. Read the text book pages 82-85
2. Workbook for lesson 33 and 34 (pages 170-180)
3. Study, study, study!!
4. Be sure to review previous vocabulary
5. Be sure to review declension endings and verb endings.
6. Be sure to review the grammar in the back of the workbook.
7. Next week - final exam in class.  Please be sure to bring something quiet to read/do when you have finished the exam.




Geography class update

In today's class we finished our unit on South Africa and its neighbors.  We tried to watch a video so that the students could hear what the !San language (the people of the Kalahari desert) sounds like as it's quite unique with its sounds.  But, due to technical issues, it was difficult to hear - so you may watch/listen to it here:


Homework:
1.  If you want to do an extra credit project for this unit, it needs to be turned in by next Thursday.  (note there is a limit of one)
2. Don't forget that you need to do 2 cultural events this year - there are some students that need to complete one or both of these by next Thursday.  They each count as a test grade.  The event should be summarized and turned in - and be sure to contact me for approval for your event.
3. Next week the Africa projects are due - they will count as both a test grade and a project grade.  Don't forget to bring a food item to share with the class.

Second Form Latin class update - May 8th

Today we wrapped up the text book by reviewing the present system of the passive voice in all four conjugations.

Homework:
1. Read pages 78-79
2. Workbook pages for lesson 26 - 172-180
3. Be sure to go through the final review in the workbook to study for the test.
4. Be sure to review all vocabulary - especially prepositions
5. Be sure to review grammar - verb endings, declension endings, and ablative forms.
6. Next week the final exam will be given in class.  Please bring something to read/do after you have finished the exam.

Mythology class update - May 8

The students did a great job with their action figures - I love how creative they all were!

We finished our King Arthur unit by reading "The Return of the Misbegotten" and "The Death of Arthur."

Homework:
1. Finish reading "The Death of Arthur"
2. Review all the King Arthur plays and the two previous exams.
3. Final exam is next class - May 15th - please bring something to read/do after you have completed the exam.
4. King Arthur essays are due via email by May 19th at noon.  Late essays will not be accepted.





Thursday, May 1, 2014

First Form Latin class update - May 1

Well, we are really winding down.  Today was the last lesson for the school year - next week is review and then we'll have our final class with the final exam.

Today's lesson focused on the remaining 2nd conjugation verbs and their principal parts as well as covering the perfect system of 2nd conjugation verbs.

Homework:
1. Read the text book pages 80-81
2. Workbook pages for lesson 32 - pages 165-169
3. Add the remaining principal parts to your notecards
4. Be sure to review previous vocabulary.
5. Be sure to review declension endings and verb endings.
6. Be sure to review the grammar in the back of the workbook!

Geography class update - May 1

In today's class, we finished discussing chapter 19 and began chapter 21 over South Africa and its neighbors.

Next week we will finish this chapter, but it will not take the entire class period.  The students may bring laptops/tablets that they might need to work in their projects.  It will not be social hour but a time to get some Geography work done.  If the students have head phones, they could even begin watching one of the bonus movies on netflix or you tube.  If an electronic device is not an option, please come with a book to read. 

The handout and current event have been emailed to the class - please complete and bring to class next week.  Please let me know if you did not receive the email and attachment.

Project presentations are due on May 15.

Second Form Latin class update - May 1

In today's class we finished our grammar lessons for the year by learning how to form 4th conjugation verbs and 3rd conjugation -io verbs in the present system passive voice.  The students need to be especially careful not to confuse many of the noun vocabulary words this week with passive verb forms.

Homework:


1.     Read pages 76-77
2.     workbook pages for lesson 26  – pages 165-171
3.     Note cards  and derivatives

Mythology class update - May 1

In today's class we read two more plays - "Du Lac and Le Fay" and "The Loves of Lancelot."

The students were given a fun project for homework - to create an action figure of a character from the King Arthur stories.  They need it to have three features, a vehicle, three accessories, and a list of other figures to collect.  The students have been given an example in the form of Action Launcelot.

Be reviewing the plays and previous tests to prepare for the final on May 15th.