Monday, March 30, 2015

Second and Third Form Latin - week 26 update - March 30

Today we moved on to the final unit for this year - learning how to form present passive verbs.  We looked at simple active sentences: The horse kicks the man - and then transferred it to a passive sentence: The man is kicked by the horse.  In a passive sentence the subject is not performing the action.

In Third Form we learned how to form the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives.

Homework: 
1.     Read pages 66, 68-69; TF: 84. 86-87
2.     workbook pages for lesson 22  – pages 139-145; TF: 222-228
3.     Notecards + derivatives.

First Form Latin Update - Week 26 - March 30

In today's class we reviewed Unit IV vocabulary with a rousing game of pictionary. The students did a great job and we ended the game with a tie - which will result in a 5 point bonus being added to the take home test.

Homework:
Re read this chapter - be sure you know how to decline in all 5 declensions
Workbook pages - 140-144
The take home test has been emailed - please take without assistance when you are prepared.
Next week is Spring break - see you on April 13!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Second and Third form Latin update - week 25 - March 23

In today's class we reviewed Unit IV.  We reviewed conjugations and translations.  In Third Form Latin, we learned to form the perfect and pluperfect subjunctive of sum.

Homework:
1.     Read pages 64-65; Third Form - 78-81
2.     workbook pages for unit IV review  – 132-137; Third Form: 202-211 (plus pages 212-219 in prep for the test)
3.     Take home test when you are ready (Second Form - yours should be in your email inbox!)
4.     Third Form: notecards and derivatives
5.  Projects: Sarah - Pompey - April 13; Caleb - Atilla the Hun - April 13

First Form Latin update - week 25 - March 23

In today's class we learned our final declension of nouns - 5th declension. There are very few nouns in this declension and most of them are feminine in gender.

Homework:
1. Read the text book pages 66-67
2. Workbook for lesson 26 - pages 135-139 
3. Notecards and derivatives

Monday, March 16, 2015

Second and Third Form Latin - week 24 update - March 16

In today's class we learned two ways to ask questions in Latin - using question words or using the enclitic "ne" at the end of the first word. 

We also discussed how to turn English statements into questions:

statement: He was praying.
Question: Was he praying?


In Third Form Latin, we continued with our lessons of the subjunctive mood - learning how to form the pluperfect in both the active and the passive.

Homework: 

1. Read pages 62-63; Third Form: 76-77
2. workbook pages for lesson 21 – 127-132; Third Form: 192-201
3. Make a note card for each question word and each question phrase.  You do not need to do any derivatives this week; Third Form - notecards and derivatives

First Form Latin update - week 24 - March 16

In today's class the students learned about 4th declension nouns.  There are not a lot of words in this declension - and the endings are notable with all the "u"s. 

Homework:
1. Read the text book pages 64-65
2. Workbook for lesson 25 - page 130-134
3. Notecards and derivatives
 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Second and Third form Latin - week 23 - March 9

Today the students took the National Latin Exam.  I hope to have the results back from the testing service in 4-6 weeks.

Second Form Latin - we continued covering the perfect system - today with 3rd io verbs.  

Third Form Latin - we continued with the subjunctive mood - covering perfect active and passive forms.


Homework:

1. Read pages 60-61; Third Form: 74-75
2. workbook pages for lesson 20 – 123-126; Third Form: lesson 24 – 182-191
3. Add the principal parts to your notecards for the verbs in this lesson. TF: notecards and derivatives

First Form Latin update - week 23 - March 9

Today the students took the National Latin Exam.  I hope to have the results back from the testing service in 4-6 weeks.

We spent the remainder of class time reviewing 3rd declension nouns and discussing how to translate a sentence from English into Latin (paying attention to the grammatical forms - and then to correct Latin word order).

Homework:
1. Read lesson 24 - pages 62-63
2. Workbook pages - pages 125-129
3. Project presentation - Benjamin - Scipio and Hannibal - March 16; Grant - Spartacus - April 27

Monday, March 2, 2015

Second and Third Form Latin update - week 22 - March 2

Second Form: In class we continued working with the perfect system of verbs - today focusing on the 4th conjugation.

Third Form: today we learned the present and imperfect subjunctive of sum.  Because sum is a state of being verb, it does not have a passive form.

Next week is the National Latin exam - we will take the exam in the first part of class - there will not be a chapter quiz next week!

Homework:
1.     Second form: Read pages 58-59; Third Form 72-73
2.     Second Form: workbook pages for lesson 19: 118-122; Third form pages 174-181

3.     Second Form: Add the principal parts to your notecards for the verbs in this lesson.
4. Third Form - notecards and derivatives.

First Form Latin update - week 22 - March 2

In today's class we continued our study of the third declension learning about 3rd declension neuter nouns.  These nouns follow the same neuter rule we learned in reference to 2nd declension neuter nouns.

Don't forget - next week is the National Latin exam - continue to practice at www.nle.org

Homework:
1. Reread the text book pages 60-61
2. Workbook for lesson 23: 120 - 124
3. Make note cards for your new vocabulary words.  Find an additional derivative for each.