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