Thursday, November 19, 2015

First Form Latin - week 11 update

In today's class we learned how to conjugate the irregular verb sum in the perfect, pluperfect, and future perfect tenses.  It's interesting to find that the irregular verb is actually perfectly regular in the perfect system!

Homework:
  • Reread the text book lesson - page 32-22
  •  Practice your vocabulary by recitation - be sure you know words and sayings from each lesson.
  • Add the third and fourth principal part to your "sum" note card.  You may also want to add the conjugations of each tense on separate note cards.
  • Do the workbook pages for lesson 11 (page 60-63)
  • Presentations: Imani- Roman house and family - due December 10
  • Remember no class next week - Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Second Form Latin - week 11 update

In today's class we learned about prepositions that take the ablative case.  The students need to be sure to memorize not only the meaning of the preposition but the governing case.

No Class next week - Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Homework:
  • Re-read the text book pages 30-31
  • Workbook pages 50-55
  • Notecards + derivatives
  • Write five English sentences with ablative phrases and then translate them into Latin.  (try to include personal pronouns, newer vocabulary, and have them be complex sentences that might also include genitive and dative forms)
  • Review, review, review!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Second Form Latin - week 10 update

In today's lesson we continued our work with pronouns - this week focusing on possessive adjectives. These pronouns are possessive by definition rather than by case.

Homework:

  1. Re-read the text book pages 30-31
  2. Workbook pages 50-55
  3. Notecards + derivatives
  4. Review, review, review!

First Form Latin - week 10 update

In today's lesson we learned about the future perfect tense. This is a tense that describes a future action that will happen before another future action.

"By the end of the day, I will have eaten my weight in snickers bars."

The key to future perfect tense is the helping verb pair "will have."

Homework:
  1. Read the text book pages 30-31
  2. Workbook for lesson 10: 55-59
  3. Add the vocabulary words to your note cards + derivatives
  4. Presentation - Aidan - "Science in Ancient Rome" due November 19; Imani - Roman House and family - Dec 10

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Second Form Latin - week 9 update

In today's class we reviewed the eight different types of pronouns - and then learned how decline the second person personal pronoun.  We also discussed how pronouns refer to or take the place of the antecedent and the need to be careful when using pronouns in writing so that the meaning is clear.

Homework:
1. Re read the text book pages: 28-29
2. Workbook pages 46-49; Rachel - pages 60-66
3. Notecards + derivatives
4. Review, review, review!

5. Projects: Nov 12: Benjamin (Trojan War); Nov 19: Grant (Leonidas)

First Form Latin - week 9 update

Note: Tuition is due the first Thursday of every month.

Our grammar lesson today focused on the pluperfect tense.  This tense refers to actions in the past that happened before another action in the past.  For example: I had eaten my snack before my friend arrived.  The key marker of pluperfect in English is the helping verb "had."

Homework:
1. Re-read the text book lessons - pages 28-29
2. Practice your vocabulary by recitation.  Make sure you not only know this week's vocabulary - but all previous weeks!
3. Create notecards for each new vocabulary word + derivatives
4.  Do the workbook pages for Lesson 9 (pages 50-54)
5. Project presentations for November 12: Grace (Roman architecture and aqueducts); November 19: Aidan (Science in Ancient Rome); Dec 10: Imani (Roman house and family). Note: if you do a power point as your visual, you still need to turn in the one page paper plus the bibliography.