Thursday, March 31, 2016

Second Form Latin update - week 27

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.

Reminder: Next week is spring break - no classes.

Homework:
1. Read pages 70-71
3. workbook pages for lesson 23 - pages 146-151
4. Notecards + derivatives
5. Upcoming projects - Benjamin - Attila the Hun - April 14

First Form Latin update - week 27

In today'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.

Reminder - Next week is Spring Break - no classes!

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.
5. Upcoming projects: Grant - Nero - April 14; Maya - Trajan - April 21; Aidan - Spartacus - April 28

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Second Form Latin update - week 26

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.

Homework: 
1.     Read pages 66, 68-69
2.     workbook pages for lesson 22  – pages 139-145
3.     Notecards + derivatives.

First Form Latin update - week 26

In today's class we reviewed Unit IV vocabulary/grammar by practicing translation sentences. 

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 given to the students - please take without assistance when you are prepared.
Projects: Mar 31 - Grace - The roles of slaves in Ancient Rome; April 14 - Grant - Nero

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Second Form Latin update - week 25

In today's class we reviewed Unit IV.  We reviewed conjugations and translations.  

Homework:

1.     Read pages 64-65
2.     workbook pages for unit IV review  – 132-137
3.     Take home test when you are ready 
4.   Upcoming Projects: Grant - Mar 31 - Nero; Benjamin - April 14 - Attila the Hun

First Form Latin update - week 25

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
4. Upcoming projects: Mar 31 - Grace - Role of slaves in ancient Rome; April 14 - Grant - Nero.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Second Form Latin update - week 24

We began class today with the National Latin exam. I hope to have the results when we get back from Spring break.

After the exam 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?


Homework: 
1. Read pages 62-63
2. workbook pages for lesson 21 – 127-132
3. Make a note card for each question word and each question phrase.  You do not need to do any derivatives this week

First Form Latin update - week 24

We took the National Latin exam today - I hope to have the results back right after Spring Break.

After the exam, 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

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Second Form Latin - week 23 update

Today we continued with the perfect system for 3rd and 4th conjugation verbs  with 3rd io verbs.  

Next week we will take the National Latin exam in class. This will take approximately half the class and then we'll move on to the next chapter.

Because we are taking the National Latin exam in class next week, we will not have time for our weekly quiz. The students were given the quiz to do for homework if they'd like. They may use their books to complete it. If the students turn it in and get 100% or higher, I will add 10 points to their lowest test grade. 


Homework:
1. Read pages 60-61
2. workbook pages for lesson 20 – 123-126
3. Add the principal parts to your notecards for the verbs in this lesson. TF: notecards and derivatives
4. Bonus quiz if you choose

First Form Latin - week 23 update

Today we reviewed 3rd declension nouns and discussed how to translate a sentence from English into Latin (paying attention to the grammatical forms - and then to correct Latin word order). Reminder: we will take the National Latin exam in class next week. This will take approximately half the class period. We will then move on to learning about the 4th declension. 

Because we are taking the National Latin exam in class next week, we will not have time for our weekly quiz. The students were given the quiz to do for homework if they'd like. They may use their books to complete it. If the students turn it in and get 100% or higher, I will add 10 points to their lowest test grade. 

Homework:
1. Read lesson 24 - pages 62-63
2. Workbook pages - pages 125-129
3. Review for the National Latin exam - www.nle.org
4. lesson 24 quiz for bonus points