Monday, February 23, 2015

Second and Third Form Latin update - week 21 - February 23

Today we learned about the perfect system for 3rd and 4th conjugation verbs.  This should be a relatively easy unit as the perfect system for these verbs is the same for 1st and 2nd conjugation verbs.

In Third Form we continued with the subjunctive mood learning how to form the imperfect in both the active and passive.

We also continued to do practice exams for the National Latin exam.  If you could bring your electronic devices again next week, we can continue with practicing as the exam will be on March 9th.

Homework:
1. SF: Reread pages 56-57; TF: 70-71
2. SF: Add the 3rd and 4th principal parts of the verbs from the vocabulary list to your note cards.
3. Workbook pages:SF: 113-117; TF 166-173
4. TF - notecards and derivatives.

First Form Latin update - week 21 - February 23

In today's lesson we continued learning more about third declension nouns.  This week our vocabulary list consists of nouns with grammatical rather than natural gender.  

We also continued with the practice National Latin exam.  If the students could bring their electronic devices again next week, we can have one more session before the exam on March 9th.

Homework:
1. Read the text book pages 58-59 
2.  Workbook for lessons 22: 115-119 
3.  Make note cards for your new vocabulary words.  Find an additional derivative for the words in the vocabulary list that already list a derivative.

4. Projects: March 16 – Benjamin – Scipio and Hannibal

Monday, February 16, 2015

Second and Third Form Latin update - week 20 - February 16

Today we began Unit IV and are reviewed about the perfect system for 1st and 2nd conjugation verbs.  The students need to review the principal parts for all previous learned verbs.

In Third form we learned the present passive subjunctive - and reiterated that the subjunctive mood is entirely regular throughout all forms.

We spent a bit of time looking at the National Latin exam.  The students can continue to practice - and get used to the format of the exam by taking quizzes on the NLE website.  There will be a lot of forms and vocabulary that we haven't learned, but the students will see that they know more than they think they do and can still answer the questions correctly without knowing the vocabulary in the questions!  Use this link - and be sure to practice with the Latin I questions for Second Form and Latin II for Third Form.


Homework:
1. SF: Reread pages 52 and 54-55; TF: 68-69
2. SF - review the principal parts for your 1st and 2nd conjugation verbs using the list on page 55
3. Workbook pages SF: 106-112; TF: 159-165
4. TF: Notecards and derivatives

First Form Latin update - week 20 - February 16

In Monday's class we moved to a new unit and began learning about 3rd declension nouns.  These nouns will take a lot of practice and studying as they change a lot in spelling from the nominative to the genitive singular.  The students need to be sure they have their 1st and 2nd declension endings down pat so that there is a smooth transition into the remainder of the declensions that we'll study this year.

After practicing our new declension, we spent a bit of time looking at the National Latin exam.  The students can continue to practice - and get used to the format of the exam by taking quizzes on the NLE website.  There will be a lot of forms and vocabulary that we haven't learned, but the students will see that they know more than they think they do and can still answer the questions correctly without knowing the vocabulary in the questions!  Use this link - and be sure to practice with the Introduction to Latin questions.

Homework:
1. Read lesson 21 pages 56-57
2. Workbook pages for lesson 21 - pages 110-114
3. Make notecards for your new vocabulary words + find an additional derivative for each word.
4. Spend time studying your vocabulary and grammar!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Second and Third Form Latin update - week 19 - February 9

Second Form: Today's lesson was a review of Unit III - covering the formation of adverbs and the present system of 3rd and 4th conjugation verbs.  As part of our review, the students played competitive games of Memory - winning bonus points for future quizzes/tests to use at their discretion.

Third Form - Today we began a new unit - learning the subjunctive mood.  This is quite different from indicative which indicates a clear action.  Subjunctive is about things that might happen and is characterized by may, let, should. would, and could.  It's quite regular in all conjugations!

Homework:
Second Form -

  • Read pages 50-51
  • Workbook pages 100-104
  • Review, review, review
  • Do the take home test when you are prepared
  • Project - Stephen - Julius Caesar - Feb 16
Third Form -
  • Read pages 64-67
  • Workbook pages 152-158
  • Note cards and derivatives

First Form Latin class update - week 19 - February 9

Today's class focused on review of 1st and 2nd declension nouns and adjectives.  As part of our review, we played a competitive game of Memory and the students came away with bonus points to use at their discretion.

Homework:
1. Be sure to really review your endings for 1st and 2nd declension nouns. 
2. Review the grammar appendix in the back of the workbook.  You should know the answers to all the questions that we cover in class - and if any of the information is not clear to you, please email me so that I can help!
3.  Workbook for lessons 20: 104-108
4.  Do the unit test without assistance before the next class. 
5. Projects: Feb 23 - Carson - The Underworld (Note - we postponed this by a week so that it would not interfere with studying for the unit test)

Monday, February 2, 2015

Second and Third Form Latin week 18 update - February 2

Second Form: In today's class we learned how to make adverbs from 1st/2nd declension adjectives and 3rd declension adjectives.

Third Form: We learned reflexive pronouns in Latin.  Latin is actually easier than English with this form! Reflexive pronouns are not found in the nominative as they are always in the predicate and refer back to the subject of its clause.

Homework:
1. Read pages 48-49 in your text book; TF: 58-59
2.  Do the workbook pages for lesson 16 - pages 95-99; TF: workbook pages 137-142, review pages 143-151 - the test will be emailed - take it when you are prepared.
3.  SF: Create notecards for our new vocabulary words + derivatives.  You should add the adverbial form to your notecards for the old vocabulary (or create new ones!).
4. Project: Elizabeth - Feb 9 - Cleopatra; Stephen - Feb 16 - Julius Caesar
5. Second Form - translate the following sentences into Latin:

The farmer roughly drags the children from the mountain towards the bridge.
Our brothers will easily build a city with the money from the tribe of Gauls.

First Form Latin week 18 update - February 2

In today's class we discussed predicate nominatives and predicate adjectives.  Linking verbs do not take direct objects - what they do is to link together a noun and a noun or a noun and an adjective.  Like:
(predicate nominative): The farmer is a poet: Agricola est poeta. 
(predicate adjective): The horses are bad: Equi sunt mali.

We also learned to count to ten - and we learned the first ten ordinal numbers.  The ordinals function in the same manner as 1st and 2nd declension adjectives.

The students will also need to be sure that they know their Roman numerals:
I = one
II=two
III=three
IV=four
V=five
VI = six
VII= seven
VIII= eight
IX =nine
X = ten
XX = twenty
L = fifty
C = one hundred
D = five hundred
M = one thousand 

Homework:
1. Read the text book pages 50-51
2. Workbook for lesson 19 - 99-103
3. Make note cards for each number - different ones for the cardinals and the ordinals.  Find a derivative for each word.
4. Projects: Feb 16: Carson - The Underworld; Mar 16 - Benjamin - Scipio and Hannibal