Thursday, February 25, 2016

Second Form Latin update - week 22

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

Homework:
1.  Read pages 58-59
2. Workbook pages for lesson 19: 118-122

3.   Add the principal parts to your notecards for the verbs in this lesson.


First Form Latin update - week 22

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 - the National Latin exam is in 2 weeks - 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. 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Second Form Latin update - week 21

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.

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 10th.

Homework:
1. Reread pages 56-57
2. Add the 3rd and 4th principal parts of the verbs from the vocabulary list to your note cards.
3. Workbook pages: 113-117
4. Upcoming projects - Benjamin - Patricians and Plebians - Feb 25; Grant - Nero - March 17

First Form Latin update - week 21

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.  

Students should continue with the practice for the National Latin exam.  If the students could bring their electronic devices again next week, we can practice more before the exam on March 10th.

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.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Second Form Latin update - week 20

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

The students can continue to practice for the National Latin exam - 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.


Homework:
1. Reread pages 52 and 54-55
2.review the principal parts for your 1st and 2nd conjugation verbs using the list on page 55
3. Workbook pages: 106-112

First Form Latin update - week 20

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.

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!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Second Form Latin update - week 19

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, we worked on translating sentences using grammatical forms from this unit.

Homework:
  • Read pages 50-51
  • Workbook pages 100-104
  • Review, review, review
  • Do the take home test when you are prepared
  • Project - Carson - Julius Caesar - Feb 18

First Form Latin - week 19 update

Today's class focused on review of 1st and 2nd declension nouns and adjectives.  As part of our review, worked on translating sentences - being sure that our adjectives agreed - our nouns were in the correct cases - and that the subject and verb agreed. 

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. Project - Imani - Pandora's Box - due Feb 11