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