Getting Ready for the Final
Our final will be based on the text, "Quintus advenit," on p. 32 in our textbook. Study it thoroughly and you will be golden. Our final grammar topic was Noun-Adjective Agreement and you will be asked to complete an activity exactly like those on the handout/worksheet. A new, complete(ish) Watson-River of Time has been posted under handouts. You may use that, or your old one, as well as the Noun-Adj. Handout on the final. You may have grammatical notes on it/them, but no vocabulary or translation notes. I've also posted an "end of year grammar review" that you might find helpful while you prepare. Get to it!
Week of May 9th
We're going to start reading the stories from Stage 14 and learning about "Noun-Adjective Agreement." Vocab opportunity next week, your reading opportunity will be your final. Our discipline is inherently cumulative, so a knowledge of previously tested materials will be assumed.
Week of April 25th
We've been working through the stories in Stage 13 and learning about the Infinitive Forms of Verbs. For Monday, work through the story on p. 8 (Bregans) by answering the questions that appear on p. 9. Our vocab opportunity will be on Tuesday and our reading opportunity Wednesday.
Week of April 4th
We're starting stage 12 this week and completing our study of the present, imperfect, and perfect tenses. For Tuesday, please work through the story, "tremores," on p. 166 by answering, in detail, the questions on p. 167. Here's the road map for the coming days: Wednesday, we'll work through the story "ad villam" on p. 169. For Friday, complete the stage 12 verb exercise. On Monday, we'll have our vocab opportunity and look at the beginning of "finis" on p. 170. On Tuesday, we'll have our reading opportunity, which will be based on that story, "finis," on p. 170. ISAS students, you should be prepared for Monday's Vocab Opp. and Tuesday's Reading Opp.
Mexican Exchange Students!!
Before you return, please read the grammatical explanation on p. 172 in your textbook. You may use the chart under number 3 to complete the "Perfect Tense" box on your River of Time Handout. Use that information to translate the model sentences on pp. 164-165 in your textbook, paying careful attention to the tense of verbs (present, imperfect, perfect) and, like always, "who's doing what to whom/what?" Please be ready to show that to me when you return to class after break.
Week of Mar. 7th
We're going to wrap up stage 11 this week and dive into our last stage of this unit. We'll witness the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius and learn a bit more about verbs. For class Friday, please read the essay, "The Destruction and Excavation of Pompeii," on pp. 174-177 and complete the Cult. Questions under handouts.
Week of Feb. 29th
We'll continue working through Stage 11 while learning about election processes in Ancient Rome. Vocab Opportunity Friday, with another noun-form opportunity on the back. If you missed class Wednesday, please read through the story on p. 153, "Lucius Spurius Pomponianus," and answer the questions posted under Handouts. On Thursday, we worked through the next story, "prope amphitheatrum," and completed the Snake Sentences activity.
Week of Feb. 22nd
Reading/Grammar Opportunity Monday. We'll dive into Stage 11, learning about elections and the local government in the Roman world as some further uses of the dative case. For Thursday, read the essay, "local government and elections" on pp. 159-161 and complete the cult. questions posted under "handouts." As always, disregard the page numbers on the question sheet.
Week of Feb. 15th
We'll wrap up stage 10, learning about the complete paradigm of personal endings of verbs. Vocab opportunity Friday, which will also include your noun forms. Reading/Grammar opp. next Monday.
Week of Feb. 8th
We'll dive into stage 10, completing our understanding of the "personal endings of verbs" and learning a bit about the merits and faults of Rome and Greece. For next Wednesday, please translate ll. 14-22 of the story, "controversia," on p. 136 in your textbook. Enjoy the LONG weekend!
Week of Jan. 25th
This week, we'll learn about Roman Baths and the Dative/to/for case of nouns. For Thursday, please read the essay, "Roman Baths," on pp. 126-129 and complete the cultural historical questions.
Week of Jan. 18th
Last week's Opportunities were postponed to this week. We'll wrap up our discussion about the Plural Accusative/Doee forms of nouns and work through another story in Stage 8. Vocab opportunity Wednesday. Reading/Grammar opportunity Thursday.
Week of Jan. 11th
We'll work through Stage 8 this week, learning about Gladiators and the Accusative/Doee forms for Plural nouns. Vocab Opportunity at end of week. Reading/Grammar/Translation Opportunity at beginning of next.
Week of Jan. 4th
Welcome to the new semester! We debriefed our final and then began learning the vocabulary for Stage 8. We'll be learning about the doee/accusative plural forms of nouns, as well as gladiators. Before Monday, please read the cultural historical essays on pp. 109-113 and complete the cult. questions for stage 8. See you next week!
Week of Nov. 30th
This week, we'll work through Stage 7, learning more about the Imperfect and Perfect Tenses, as well as Roman beliefs about life after death. For Wednesday, please read the essay, "Roman beliefs about life after death," on pp. 95-97 and complete the cult. questions under handouts. As always, disregard the page numbers with the questions.
Week of Nov. 9th
We wrapped up our work in Stage 6, learning about plural noun and verb forms, as well as Roman theater. Before class next Monday, please read the essay, "Slaves and Freedmen," on pp. 78-81 in your book and complete the cult. questions for stage 6. As always, disregard the page numbers on the questions sheet.
Week of Nov. 2nd
We'll begin looking at the stories from stage 5 this week, while learning about the 3rd person plural ("they") form of verbs, and about theater in Pompeii and Rome. Vocab Opportunity at end of this week. Reading/Grammar opportunity at beginning of next. For Tuesday, please read the cultural/historical essay, "The Theater at Pompeii," (pp. 64-67) and complete the cult. questions. As always, disregard the page numbers that accompany the questions.
Week of October 26th
Vocabulary Opportunity on Monday (BH6) and Tuesday (U4). Reading/Grammar/Translation Opportunity on Tuesday (BH6) and Wednesday (U4). Study your Personal Endings handout and the "Hermogenes" and "in basilica" stories from Stage 4. Come Ready!
Week of October 12th
I'm gone this week, so be good to your sub(s). Here's the skinny:
Monday: translate the short texts under the pictures on p. 40.
Tuesday: translate the rest on pp. 41-42, read the essay "The Forum" and complete the cult-hist questions for stage 4 (don't worry about the page numbers). Due Thursday.
Thursday: Study the "Personal Endings: Singular" hand-out and complete the exercise on the back for class on Monday.
Friday: In Contubernia, write out a careful translation of the text, "Hermogenes," on p. 43. Finish the activity on the back of your personal ending handout for class Monday.
Week of October 5th
During this short week, we'll debrief our reading/grammar opportunity from last week and get into Stage 4. New vocab is up on Quizlet. Get in some vocab study over the long weekend; otherwise, no Latin homework!
Week of September 28th
We'll move on to stage 3, learning more about the nominative/doer and accusative/doee forms of nouns and how all the nouns we've met until now fall into one of three noun families/declensions. Vocab quiz this Thursday. Reading/Grammar/Translation quiz this Friday.
Week of September 21st
We'll debrief our quiz from last week and then movie into stage 3. It's more doer/doee awesomeness for us this week, plus we'll learn some more about the city and life of Pompeii. Before class Thursday, please read pp. 33-37 in your textbook and complete the cult. questions for stage 3 to the right. Again, don't worry about the page numbers on the questions sheet not matching up with the book.
Week of September 14th
We'll continue reading the stories from Stage 2 and learning about the nominative/doer and accusative/doee forms of nouns in the singular (handout to the right). Please complete the exercise at the bottom of the handout before class Wednesday. Vocabulary quiz Thursday, reading/grammar/translation quiz Friday. Bring your stuff, it'll be open note.
Week of September 7th
For our next class, please read the cultural-historical essay, "Daily Life," pp. 23-25 and complete the questions to the right. Don't worry about the page numbers with the questions.
Week of August 31st
We're going to continue working with the vocal, stories, and grammar from Stage 1. Our vocab quiz will be Wednesday and our Reading/Grammar quiz Thursday. Please review the story, "Cerberus" on p. 6 and practice identifying verbs in sentences (hint: they like to hang out at the end, yoda-like.)
Week of August 24th
After sharing our family trees, we're going to dive into our first stage together. This week and next, we're going to study the vocabulary and read the stories from stage 1. We'll learn about how Latin likes to build sentences. Please read the essays, "Caecilius" and "Metella" on pp. 8-10 and complete the Cult-Hist Questions to the right before class Friday.
Week of August 17th
Welcome! We're going to get to know each other this week and talk about how we'll work and play together during the coming year. Syllabus is to the right. Please bring a three-ring binder and spiral notebook to class ASAP. Please finish your Family Trees and bring them, along with your materials, to class on Tuesday.
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End of Year Grammar Review
River of Watson, complete(ish)
Stage 12: Verb Activity
Cult. Questions: Stage 12
Snake Sentences: Stage 11
Lucius Spurius Pomponianus ?'s
Cult. Questions: Stage 11
Activity: Personal Endings
Your Dr. Watson
Cult. Questions: Stage 9
Cult. Questions: Stage 8
Cult. Questions: Stage 7
Verb Tenses: Pres., Imp., Prf.
Cult. Questions: Stage 6
Intro to Plural: Verbs and Nouns
Cult. Questions: Stage 5
Personal Endings: Singular
Cult. Questions: Stage 4
Cult. Questions: Stage 3
Cult. Questions: Stage 2
IE Language Family
Cult. Questions: Stage 1