Monday, May 8, 2017

World Lit/Comp class update

Today we played a review game through Kahoot and the students earned extra credit points for their efforts.

Next week the final exam is in class. Students will either need to bring something to do for after they complete the exam or they may leave if a parent is on campus.

Homework:
1. The King Arthur essay is due in class next week.
2. Study, study, study. Go over your notes, plays, and previous exams.

Second and Third Form Latin class update

In today's class we did a fun online review game through Kahoot - and the students earned extra credit points for their efforts.

Third Form - we learned irregular comparative/superlative adverbs.

Next week is the final class - we will have the final exam in class.  Please bring a book or something to do after you have completed your exam (if your parent is on campus, you may leave class when you have finished your exam).

Homework:


1.     Read pages SF: 78-79; TF: 94-95
2.     workbook pages SF: 172-180; TF: 245-249
3.     Study! Go over your vocabulary words/notecards; review the grammar in the back of the workbook; go over previous exams/quizzes

Eastside - First Form Latin update

Today was our last lesson of the year and we did a fun review game online with kahoot. Next week is our last class with the final exam. Please bring a book or something to do after you have completed the exam (if you have a parent on campus, you may leave when you have completed the exam).

Homework:
1. Read the text book pages 82-85
2. Workbook pages for lesson 34 - pages 176-180
3. Be sure to review previous vocabulary.
4. Be sure to review declension endings and verb endings.
5. Be sure to review the grammar in the back of the workbook!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

LEAD - First Form Latin class update

Today was our last lesson of the year and we did a fun review game online with kahoot. Next week is our last class with the final exam. The students may leave when they finish their exam.

Homework:
1. Read the text book pages 82-85
2. Workbook pages for lesson 34 - pages 176-180
3. Be sure to review previous vocabulary.
4. Be sure to review declension endings and verb endings.
5. Be sure to review the grammar in the back of the workbook!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Eastside: First Form Latin class update

Well, we are really winding down.  Today was the last lesson for the school year - next week we will review, and the last week we will have our final exam in class. Because we are reviewing next week - if students would please bring their devices with them (smart phone or tablet) - we will be playing a game in class. The students can go ahead and download the app Kahoot! before class begins.

Today's lesson focused on the remaining 2nd conjugation verbs and their principal parts as well as covering the perfect system of 2nd conjugation verbs.

Homework:
1. Read the text book pages 80-81
2. Workbook pages for lesson 32 - pages 165-169.
3. Add the remaining principal parts to your notecards
4. Be sure to review previous vocabulary.
5. Be sure to review declension endings and verb endings.
6. Be sure to review the grammar in the back of the workbook!

World Lit Class update

The students did a great job with their action figures - I love how creative they all were!

We finished our King Arthur unit by reading "The Return of the Misbegotten" and "The Death of Arthur."



Next week we will review by playing the game Kahoot. To play, the students need to bring their devices - a smart phone is easiest, but a tablet or laptop will work as well. They can download the kahoot app before next class. The students will have time in class to work on their King Arthur essays at the end of class.



Homework:
1. Review all the King Arthur plays and the two previous exams.
2. Final exam is  May 15th - please bring something to read/do after you have completed the exam.
4. King Arthur essays are due in class May 15th.  Late essays will not be accepted.

Second and Third Form Latin update

Second Form: In today's class we finished our grammar lessons for the year by learning how to form 4th conjugation verbs and 3rd conjugation -io verbs in the present system passive voice.  The students need to be especially careful not to confuse many of the noun vocabulary words this week with passive verb forms.

Third Form: In today's class we learned how to form comparative and superlative adverbs.

Next week - We will begin with a quiz and then a short lesson for Third Form. Then we will do a review by playing the game Kahoot! For this game, the students will need a device (a smart phone is easiest but a tablet or a laptop will work, too). You can go ahead and download the Kahoot app prior to class. 

Homework:

1. Read pages SF: 76-77; TF: 92-93
2. SF: Workbook pages for lesson 26 - pages 165-171; TF: 240-244
3. Notecards + derivatives
 



Wednesday, April 26, 2017

LEAD First Form Latin update

Well, we are really winding down.  Today was the last lesson for the school year - next week we will review, and the last week we will have our final exam in class. Because we are reviewing next week - if students would please bring their devices with them (smart phone or tablet) - we will be playing a game in class. The students can go ahead and download the app Kahoot! before class begins.

Today's lesson focused on the remaining 2nd conjugation verbs and their principal parts as well as covering the perfect system of 2nd conjugation verbs.

Homework:
1. Read the text book pages 80-81
2. Workbook pages for lesson 32 - pages 165-169.
3. Add the remaining principal parts to your notecards
4. Be sure to review previous vocabulary.
5. Be sure to review declension endings and verb endings.
6. Be sure to review the grammar in the back of the workbook!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Eastside - First Form Latin update

In today's class we spent time reviewing translations from the workbook exercises and then we discussed the regular and irregular principal parts for the 2nd conjugation.
 
Homework:
1. Read the text book pages 78-79
2. Workbook pages for lesson 31: pages 161-164
3. Add the principal parts to your notecards for the vocabulary listed in lesson 31 on page 79
4.  Be sure to review: previous vocabulary, declension endings, grammar at the back of the workbook, and verb endings.
5. We will review for the final on May 8th by playing an online game called Kahoot. The students should bring a smart phone, tablet, or a laptop to class so that they are able to participate. If the students are on a smart phone or tablet, they can download the Kahoot app. The Final exam will be during class on May 15th.

World Lit Class update

We finally discussed the history of the King Arthur myths - and what historians say about there being a real King Arthur.

We read two more plays - "Du Lac and Le Fay" and "The Loves of Lancelot."

The students were given a fun project for homework - to create an action figure of a character from the King Arthur stories.  They need it to have three features, a vehicle, three accessories, and a list of other figures to collect.  The students have been given an example in the form of Action Launcelot.

Be reviewing the plays and previous tests to prepare for the final on May 15th. 

Be sure to bring a device to class on May 8th for our review - if you are using a smart phone or tablet, download the app kahoot! prior to class. 

Second and Third Form Latin update

Second Form: In today's class we learned the present system, passive for the third conjugation verbs.  This conjugation continues to use the same passive endings as the other passive forms - and that 2nd person singular continues to be the one irregularity in the system.


In Third Form we continued learning comparative and superlative adjectives - focusing today on irregular forms.  The key is, if it's irregular in English, it's likely to be irregular in Latin as well. 

Congrats to Grace, Connor, Carson, and Benjamin for their excellent scores on the National Latin exam!
 
Homework:
1. Read pages 74-75; TF:
90-91
2. Workbook pages for lesson 25 - pages 159-164; TF:
235-239
3. Notecards + derivatives

4. May tuition is due next Monday.
5. Final exam is in class on May 15th. We will review in class on May 8th - please bring a device with you to do this (smart phone, tablet, or a computer - you can download the app Kahoot! before class begins).

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

LEAD First Form Latin update

In today's class we spent time reviewing translations from the workbook exercises and then we discussed the regular and irregular principal parts for the 2nd conjugation.
 
Congratulations to Harriet for her excellent score on the National Latin Exam!
 
Homework:
1. Read the text book pages 78-79
2. Workbook pages for lesson 31: pages 161-164
3. Add the principal parts to your notecards for the vocabulary listed in lesson 31 on page 79
4.  Be sure to review: previous vocabulary, declension endings, grammar at the back of the workbook, and verb endings.
5. We will review for the final on May 3rd by playing an online game called Kahoot. The students should bring a smart phone, tablet, or a laptop to class so that they are able to participate. If the students are on a smart phone or tablet, they can download the Kahoot app. The Final exam will be during class on May 10th.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Eastside - First Form Latin update

In today's class we continued with the 2nd conjugation learning the imperfect and future tenses.  The students should find this quite easy as the endings are the same as 1st conjugation.

Congrats to Chloe for her excellent score on the National Latin exam!

Homework:
1. Read the text book pages 76-77
2. Workbook for lesson 30 - pages 156-160
3. Make note cards for your new vocabulary words (be sure to leave space to add in the principal parts) - add derivatives
4. Project - Benjamin - Nero
5. We will review for the final on May 8th by playing an online game called Kahoot. The students should bring a smart phone, tablet, or a laptop to class so that they are able to participate. The Final exam will be during class on May 15th.

World Lit Class update

In today's class, the students shared the shields they created - they did a fantastic job!

We reviewed the play we read last week - and then read "A Tale of Two Swords" and "The Bride of the King."

Homework:
1. Begin reviewing previous plays and exams.
2. Final exam for this class is on May 15 - we will have a review on May 8th - please bring a device to class (smart phone, tablet, or computer) as you will need one for our review game.
3. King Arthur essay due in class on May 15.
4. Presentations due next week: Ronni - chivalry and the Holy Grail; Benjamin - medieval armor and the knight errant; Grace - courtly love.


Eastside - Second and Third Form Latin update

In today's class we learned the Present system passive for 2nd conjugation verbs.  We also learned a new construction called the Ablative of Means.  It's important to see the differences between these forms:
I walk with Anna (cum + ablative as it's accompaniment)
I write with a pen (ablative of means - no preposition used)


In Third Form, we learned how to form the comparative and superlatives of adjectives ending in er and lis.

Homework
1. Read pages SF: 72-73; Third Form: 88-89
2. workbook pages - SF: pages 152-158; Third Form:
229-234
3. Note cards and derivatives; SF - you don't need to do any derivatives this week! 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

LEAD - First Form Latin update

In today's class we continued with the 2nd conjugation learning the imperfect and future tenses.  The students should find this quite easy as the endings are the same as 1st conjugation.

Looking forward - we will review this unit in class on May 3rd by playing the game Kahoot. To play the students need to each bring a laptop, smart phone, or a tablet into class. The final exam will be in class on the last day - May 10th.

Homework:
1. Read the text book pages 76-77
2. Workbook for lesson 30 - pages 156-160
3. Make note cards for your new vocabulary words (be sure to leave space to add in the principal parts) - add derivatives

Monday, April 10, 2017

World Lit Class update

Today the students had the exam covering Norse Mythology - and then we moved into our new unit of King Arthur.  Because most of the class was absent today - we will do the lecture about King Arthur next week. Presentation assignments are below.

We read our first play "The Begetting of Arthur."

Homework:

1.  Complete your heraldry project and bring it to class next week - be prepared to share the components of your shield.
2. Final exam for this class is on May 15 - we will have a review on May 8th - please bring a device to class (smart phone, tablet, or computer) as you will need one for our review game.
3. Presentation due next week: Ronni - Chivalry; Grace - jousting; Benjamin - medieval armor; Presentations due April 24 - Ronni - Holy Grail; Grace - courtly love; Benjamin - knight errant.
4.  The King Arthur essays topics were given today - they are due in class on May 15th.

Eastside - First Form Latin update

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.

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 - Benjamin - April 17 - Nero

Second and Third Form Class update

In today's Second Form 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.

In Third Form we learned how to form the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives.

Homework:
1. Read pages 70-71; TF 84, 86-87
2. workbook pages for lesson 23 - pages 146-151; TF - pages
222-228
3. Notecards + derivatives

4. Upcoming projects: Carson - Horace - April 24 


Monday, March 27, 2017

Eastside - First Form Latin class update

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.

World Lit/comp class update

Today we finished our unit covering Norse mythology as we read the plays "The Apples of Idunn" and  "The Death of Balder."

Homework:
1. No class next week - have a great Spring Break!
2. When we return from break, there will be a test on Norse Mythology - April 10
3. Your Summerland essays are also due on April 10.

Second and Third Form Weekly update

Second Form: 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.

Third Form: we learned to form the perfect and pluperfect subjunctive of sum.

Spring Break is next week - next class is on April 10th

Homework:
1. Read the text book - Second Form: pages 66-69; Third Form: 78-81
2. Work book pages: Second Form: 139-145; Third Form: 202-211 (you may want to do the unit review to prep for the test - it is optional)
3. Third Form- lesson 26 quiz (page one only) may be done as a bonus - it is open notes/books but you must score 100% in order to receive 10 bonus points on your lowest quiz/test grade OR it can be used to replace two homework grades.
4. Third Form- take home test - should be done without assistance of any kind - due when we come back to class.  
5. Both classes - note cards and derivatives
6. Upcoming projects: Connor - April 10 - Vergil; Grant - April 10 - Cattulus; Carson - April 24 - Horace 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

LEAD - First Form Latin update

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 - Spring break is the next two weeks - no classes! We will resume on April 12.

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.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Eastside - First Form Latin update

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

World Lit/Comp weekly update

In today's class we reviewed the plays and readings from last week and we read the play "Tyr the One handed" which sets up the events of Ragnarokk. Next week we will finish the unit.

Homework:
1. Keep reading "Summerland." Essays will be due when we come back from Spring break on April 10th. (Note the extension and change of due date!)
2. Test over Norse culture/history/mythology will be on April 10th
3. Bring "Summerland" to class next week too as we will have time at the end of class for you to read.
4. Presentations next week: Benjamin: Odin, Heimdall, and Ragnarokk; Ronni: Frigg and Skade; Grace: Valkyries and Valhalla

Second and Third Form Latin - Weekly update

In today's second form class 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?


In Third Form Latin, we continued with our lessons of the subjunctive mood - learning how to form the pluperfect in both the active and the passive.

Homework: 


1. Read pages 62-63; Third Form: 76-77
2. workbook pages for lesson 21 – 127-132; Third Form: 192-201
3. Make a note card for each question word and each question phrase.  You do not need to do any derivatives this week; Third Form - notecards and derivatives
4. Second Form - take home test - do this without assistance when you are prepared and bring it to class next week. The students were also give the quiz from today's lesson. They may take the quiz as an open book/notes and if they get a perfect score, will get 10 bonus points on their lowest quiz grade.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

LEAD First Form Latin update

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

We also spent time reviewing this unit by creating and translating sentences. 

Homework:
1. Because we didn't have time for the quiz over 5th declension nouns, the students may do this at home. The quiz is a little different this week in that they can use their books and notes. They can bring it to class next week and if it's a perfect score, I will add 10 points to their lowest quiz grade. Taking the bonus quiz is optional.
2. Review, review, review.  Be sure you know how to decline in all 5 declensions
3. Workbook pages - 140-144
4. The take home test has been given to the students - please take without assistance when you are prepared.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Eastside - First Form Latin Update

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

4. Upcoming presentations - April 17 - Benjamin- Nero

World Lit class update

In today's class we reviewed the history of the Vikings and the creation stories that they told.

We also read plays about Freya and Mimir's Well.

Homework:


Presentations due next week: Benjamin - Heimdall; Grace - Njord, Frey, and Freya

Read text book: “Theft of Idun’s Apples” page 213-216; and “Theft of Thor’s Hammer” page 223-226

Keep reading “Summerland” – essay will be due March 27

Paragraphs on the world myths due next week

Test on this unit will be April 10th and then we’ll move to our final unit.





Eastside - Second and Third Form Latin update

Today the students took the National Latin Exam.  I hope to have the results back from the testing service in 4-6 weeks.
Second Form Latin - we continued covering the perfect system - today with 3rd io verbs.  
Third Form Latin - we continued with the subjunctive mood - covering perfect active and passive forms.

Homework:
1. Read pages 60-61; Third Form: 74-75
2. workbook pages for lesson 20 – 123-126; Third Form: lesson 24 – 182-191
3. Add the principal parts to your notecards for the verbs in this lesson. TF: notecards and derivatives
4. Upcoming projects: March 20 - Grant - Cattulus; March 20 - Connor - Vergil; April 24 - Carson - Horace

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

LEAD- First Form Latin update

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.

Next week is the NLE! The students can continue to practice - and get used to the format of the National Latin 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 the text book pages 66-67
2. Workbook for lesson 26 - pages 135-139 
3. Notecards and derivatives
4. Upcoming projects: Mar 15 - Julia - Julius Caesar.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Eastside - First Form Latin class update

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 next week - continue to practice at www.nle.org

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. 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.

World Lit/Comp Class update

In today's class we reviewed the history of the Vikings and the creation stories that they told.

We read about the building of the wall around Asgard and how Loki tricked the giant and the horse into not completing their project.

Homework:
1. Paragraphs from text book readings due next week in class.
2. Presentations: Thor - Ronni; Loki - Grace; Odin - Benjamin
3. Begin reading "Summerland" by Michael Chabon - be thinking about which essay question you plan to answer. Essay question is due on March 27.

Eastside - Second and Third Form Latin update

Second Form: In class we continued working with the perfect system of verbs - today focusing on the 4th conjugation.
Third Form: today we learned the present and imperfect subjunctive of sum.  Because sum is a state of being verb, it does not have a passive form.

Next week is the National Latin exam - we will take the exam in the second part of class - there will not be a chapter quiz next week!

Homework:

1.     Second form: Read pages 58-59; Third Form 72-73

2.     Second Form: workbook pages for lesson 19: 118-122; Third form pages 174-181

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

4.   Third Form - notecards and derivatives.
5.   Second and Third Form - you may take the quiz for this week's lesson with your notes. When it's graded, if you have a perfect score, I will give you 10 extra points on your lowest quiz grade. 
6. Upcoming projects: Grant - Cattulus - March 20; Caleb - Vergil - March 20; Carson - Horace - April 24

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

LEAD - First Form Latin update

In today's class, 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. 

The students can continue to practice - and get used to the format of the National Latin 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 the text book pages 64-65
2. Workbook for lesson 25 - page 130-134
3. Notecards and derivatives

4. Upcoming projects: March 8 - Liam - Underworld; March 8 - Harriet - Spartacus; March 15 - Julia - Julius Caesar 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Eastside - First Form Latin update

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.  

The students can continue to practice - and get used to the format of the National Latin 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 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.

Second and Third Form Latin update

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.

In Third Form we continued with the subjunctive mood learning how to form the imperfect in both the active and passive.

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 9th.

Homework:
1. SF: Reread pages 56-57; TF: 70-71
2. SF: Add the 3rd and 4th principal parts of the verbs from the vocabulary list to your note cards.
3. Workbook pages:SF: 113-117; TF 166-173
4. TF - notecards and derivatives.
5. Upcoming projects: Mar 13 - Grant - Cattulus; Mar 20 - Connor - Virgil; April 24 - Carson - Horace