Monday, April 27, 2015

Second and Third Form Latin update - week 29

In today's class we learned the present system, passive for the third conjugation verbs.  This conjugation continues to use the same passive endings as the other passive forms - and that 2nd person singular continues to be the one irregularity in the system.

In Third Form, we learned how to form comparative and superlative adverbs.

Homework:
1. Read pages 74-75; TF: 92-93
2. Workbook pages for lesson 25 - pages 159-164; TF: 240-244
3. Notecards + derivatives

4. Next week is the final lesson of the year! Final exam is in class on May 11.

First Form Latin update - week 29

In today's class we spent a lot of time reviewing translations from the workbook exercises and then we discussed the regular and irregular principal parts for the 2nd conjugation.

Homework:
1. Read the text book pages 78-79
2. Workbook pages for lesson 31: pages 161-164
3. Add the principal parts to your notecards for the ones listed in lesson 31
4.  Be sure to review: previous vocabulary, declension endings, grammar at the back of the workbook, and verb endings

Monday, April 20, 2015

Second and Third Form Latin update - week 28

In today's class we learned the Present system passive for 2nd conjugation verbs.  We also learned a new construction called the Ablative of Means.  It's important to see the differences between these forms:
I walk with Anna (cum + ablative as it's accompaniment)
I write with a pen (ablative of means - no preposition used)


In Third Form we continued learning comparative and superlative adjectives - focusing today on irregular forms.  The key is, if it's irregular in English, it's likely to be irregular in Latin as well. 

Congratulations to the great scores you all received on the National Latin exam! 

Homework:
1. Read pages 72-73; Third Form: 90-91
2. workbook pages for lesson 24 - pages 152-158; Third Form: 235-239
3. Note cards and derivatives; SF - you don't need to do any derivatives this week! 

First Form Latin update - week 28 - April 20

In today's class we continued with the 2nd conjugation learning the imperfect and future tenses.  The students should find this quite easy as the endings are the same as 1st conjugation.

Homework:
1. Read the text book pages 76-77
2. Workbook for lesson 30 - pages 156-160
3. Make note cards for your new vocabulary words (be sure to leave space to add in the principal parts) - add derivatives
4. Project - Grant - Spartacus - April 27

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

First Form Latin update - week 27 - April 13

In Monday's class we moved to our last unit for this year - learning about 2nd conjugation verbs. 

This conjugation is quite similar to 1st conjugation - their endings are all the same - but it does have key differences in the present stem and principal parts.

A grammar term that we reviewed was the complementary infinitive.  This is an infinitive that completes the action of the main verb: We love to wash the car.  I want to go to France.  We spent some time in class working on sentence translation.

Homework:
1. Read the text book - pages 72-75
2. Workbook for lesson 29 - pages 151-155
3. Make notecards for your new vocabulary words.  Be sure to leave room to come back and add the 3rd and 4th principal parts to each card.
4.  Find additional derivatives for the words in the vocabulary list.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Second and Third form Latin update - week 27 - April 13

In today's class we learned how to form imperfect and future passive verbs from 1st conjugation verbs.  We practiced changing sentences from active to passive and then translated them into Latin.

In Third Form, we learned how to form the comparative and superlatives of adjectives ending in er and lis.

Homework:
1. Read pages 70-71; TF 88-89
3. workbook pages for lesson 23 - pages 146-151; TF - pages 229-234
4. Notecards + derivatives