Thank you all so much for your graciousness in the bit of chaos we had today. Since we decided to not have class, rather than have the students wait until January to do Latin, I would like them to do a little independent study. The next chapter is a review of all the noun forms we've learned so far - this will help them to keep things fresh and be ready to progress to the next chapter about adjectives when we return to class on January 11th. Please let me know if there are any questions.
1. Read text book pages 46-47
2. Be sure that you know all the vocabulary words and their dictionary entry forms
3. Be sure that you can decline each word in their appropriate declension
4. Workbook pages: 88-93
we began a new unit and had our first taste of Latin nouns. There are
four parts to memorize (and to have a proper dictionary entry):
nominative singular, genitive singular, gender, and meaning. We spent a
lot of time in class declining nouns to get used to the system and the
students quickly were able to decline nouns without having to consult
their books to see the endings! We even declined nouns that they
haven't learned yet because they are all done the same way. They had
fun trying to guess what the words might mean.
Read the text book pages 38 and 40-41
Workbook pages for lesson 14: pages 77-79 (you may skip question 17 on page 77)
Make note cards for your new vocabulary words + derivatives
today's class we reviewed the unit material by working on translating
sentences. The students are getting much better at paying attention to
the endings of words so that they know how to place them in a Latin
sentence. They do need to be cautious with nouns and adjective pairs -
checking to see that they truly belong together. In third Form latin
- there was no new grammar - just a review of the formation of
adjectives and of numbers. With the numbers, we did learn to decline
the irregular forms of two and three - and added new vocabulary for the
numbers 11 - 20.
Do the unit review in the workbook
Study your vocabulary
Third Form Latin: re read pages 40-41; workbook pages 96-101
the take home test when you are prepared (do not use assistance of any
Have a very Merry Christmas - see you on January 9, 2017!
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.
Read the text book - pages 44-45
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
Make note cards for your new vocabulary words. Be sure that you are doing this in the correct format (nominative singular, genitive singular and the gender on the Latin side; meaning and derivatives on the English side)
Find an additional derivative for the words in the vocabulary list that already list a derivative.
Beginning in January, please bring a laptop/tablet to class each week for the as we practice for the National Latin Exam.
Today we spent time reviewing the characters and the back story to The Iliad
- and then read the final play of the story. It's important for the
students to realize that the story only takes place over the course of a
few months in the 9th year of a 10 year war. The apple, abduction of
Helen, the death of Achilles, and even the Trojan Horse do not happen in
Keep working on OMG project - we'll have a better idea of the due
date in January (probably the end of January/beginning of February).
Iliad essay topics. Due December 16 via email by 1pm. There
are no drafts to turn in - but I would recommend that you go through the
steps of outlining and doing a rough draft as we did for the Heroes
Read the hand out about "The Cursed House of Atreus."
There will be a quiz over The Iliad when we return to class in January.
grammar lesson today was to learn about prepositions that are governed
by the accusative case. There are a few prepositions (in and sub for
example) that can take either case but the meaning is slightly changed.
In + ablative means in or on. But in + accusative means into.
Typically prepositions that take the accusative case have some sort of
movement involved. Third Form Latin -
In the third declension, there are adjectives with one, two, or three
terminations. There are no new endings to learn - just vocabulary!
Also, in order to finish the text by the end of the year, we will not
be covering the unit reviews in class any longer and we will have a few weeks that we combine two lessons.
Re-read the text book pages 34-35; Third Form - 36-39
Workbook pages 61-65; Third Form - 78-89
Notecards + derivatives
and Third Form: Write two English sentences with accusative 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!
Translate the following sentences into Latin:
eagles were flying through the sky near the forest.