Thursday, January 28, 2016

Second Form Latin update - week 18

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

Homework:
1. Read pages 48-49 in your text book
2.  Do the workbook pages for lesson 16 - pages 95-99; 
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. Continue to review for the National Latin exam

First Form Latin update - week 18

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.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Second Form Latin - week 17 update

Second Form: In today's lesson we learned about third conjugation -io verbs.  These verbs in form look just like the 4th conjugation that we learned last week - but do belong to the third conjugation.  The students need to be sure that they know to which conjugation each verb belongs.  Grammatically, there are no new forms to learn this week!

Homework:
1. Reread the lesson from this week -pages 46-47
2. Workbook pages - Second Form: pages 89-94
3. notecards and derivatives
4. Upcoming projects: Carson - Feb 18 - Julius Caesar; Benjamin - Feb 25 - Patricians and Plebian

First Form Latin update - week 17

In today's class we learned about 1st and 2nd declension adjectives.  In Latin, adjectives have to agree with their noun in case, number, and gender.  The students need to make sure it meets all three of these requirements - especially in dealing with those first declension masculine nouns like poet, farmer, and sailor.

Please continue to bring laptops/tablets to class until we take the exam in March.

Homework:
1. Read the text book - pages 48-49
2. Workbook pages for lesson 18 - 94-98
3. Notecards + derivatives
4. Projects: Imani - Feb 11 - Pandora's Box

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Second Form Latin - week 16 update

In today's lesson, we learned how to form the present system of fourth conjugation verbs.  This conjugation does not have the irregularities found in third conjugation (yippee!).

Homework:
1.  Reread the chapter - pages 44-45
2.  Workbook pages for lesson 14 - pages 83-88
3.  Create notecards for the new vocabulary words plus find another derivative for each (except for nescio).
4. Upcoming projects: Carson Feb 18 - Julius Caesar; Benjamin - Feb 25 - Patricians and Plebians

First Form Latin - week 16 update

Today's lesson focused on reviewing 1st and 2nd declension nouns,  It's important that the students master these endings before our next class so that learning adjectives for the 1st and 2nd declension will be a breeze!

To help with that review, we played pictionary!  One student drew a card and then had to draw one of our vocabulary words - the rest of the students had to figure out what the drawing was of - and then decline that word in Latin.  It's a little challenging to draw words like friend or word!  The students were very competitive - and won some bonus points to use as they'd choose on a future test or quiz.

Homework:
  • Read the text book pages 46-47 
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  • Workbook for lessons 17: 88-93
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  • On page 92 – the translation exercise B – here is the answer for #1 to help you to understand the directions: a (this is the ending for the noun) – circle the “it” at the end of the verb – and then translate: Mary has prayed.
  • Upcoming projects: Grant - January 28 - The Titans and the Gods; Imani - Feb 11 - Pandora's Box

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Second Form Latin - week 15 update




This week we are learning third conjugation verbs in the present system.  The verbs of the 3rd and 4th conjugation are a little different from what the students are used to with 1st and 2nd conjugation verbs - and they'll need to pay special attention to know which conjugation their verb belongs.

Homework:
Re read the chapter lesson for this week.
Workbook pages - 77-82
Note cards and derivatives
Next class begin bringing a tablet or laptop to use as we practice for the National Latin exam


First Form Latin - week 15 update

Our new topic today was neuter nouns of the second declension.  The endings are almost identical to those of masculine 2nd declension nouns.  The students also practiced declining their vocabulary plus other words for practice.  We made a game of guessing the non vocab words to see if they could figure it out based on derivatives.

The students really need to review nouns as they forgot much of what we've learned from this unit :-)

Homework:

  • Read the text book - pages 44-45
  • Workbook for lesson 16 - pages 84-87  (you may skip questions 9 and 10 on page 84 as this follows a different pronunciation guide that what we are using)
  • Make note cards for your new vocabulary words.  
  • Find an additional derivative for the words in the vocabulary list that already list a derivative.
  • Bring a laptop/tablet to class each week for the next few weeks as we practice for the National Latin Exam.