If I gave you a report of your grade in our class, you have until Monday 5/20 to get your work done. You must have that form signed by a parent and all of your work must be attached to it and turned in before class starts on 5/20 – no exceptions! It’s your last chance to get these assignments in!
Make sure you study for your next quiz, which is on the personal endings of verbs that we are learning in Stage 10.
You will have a verb form and you will have to identify it by its personal ending. So make sure you know which personal endings are available for ego, tu, nos, and vos! Your quiz will be on Monday, 5/20!
After you all watched the film today, Pompeii: The Last Day, I want you all to write a short story that describes that YOU think happens to Caecilius, Metella, Quintus, Grumio, Clemens, and even Cerberus!
Use your imagination! Will they survive in your story? Or will they all perish! Maybe only one of them survives? Maybe that person is a distant relative of yours! Whatever you want to happen is up to you – just write at least 3 paragraphs describing what you think happens. Your short story is due on 5/22.
Originally this would have been due tomorrow, but I didn’t upload the materials. So, you don’t have to worry about it! Stage 10 crossword is cancelled!
Make sure you look over your notes for Stage 9. In this chapter, we learned how to form nouns into the Dative case for indirect objects. Make sure you know the various forms for singular and plural, and for each declension. Also, review your vocabulary!
Nota bene! Remember to review the various nouns we have studied and which declension they belong to – because you will have a quiz that will require you to know the difference between a 1st declension, 2nd declension, and 3rd declension noun!
Make sure you complete your crossword puzzles for Stage 9 by Wednesday, 4/24. You need to print it out and fill it out and bring it back to me in class!
Beware the Ides of March!
We will be having our final test of the 3rd quarter on this Friday – and it will test your understanding of the concepts we learned in Stage 7, namely the differences between Present, Imperfect, and Perfect tenses of verbs.
Look over your notes, work from Stage 7, and the crossword puzzle. There are 36 questions, all multiple choice. The first part will be a short paragraph in Latin, where you will have to answer questions. The second part will see if you can identify a description, written in Latin, of a character we have read about in our textbook. The third part will require you to identify whether a verb form is Present, Imperfect, of Perfect tense. Finally, part four will have you translate the underlined word.
This is not a rumor – there is an attempt to “phase out” Latin at Somerset Academy.
In order to prevent this, we need your help. We need you to please write in “Latin I” in your subject selection form! Please show your support and let everyone know that you are PROUD to take Latin at Somerset Academy!
Also, share with others! Tell your friends to write in Latin I for their subject selection! You will be able to get high school credit while in Middle School! Tell your parents, too!
Make sure you are looking over your work from Stage 6, reviewing the vocabulary and the difference between the Imperfect and Perfect tenses of verbs. Remember, if there is a -ba “trapped” within the verb, it is of the Imperfect tense and should be translated as “was/were -ing”.
If there is a VSUX in the verb, then you need to recognize it is of the Perfect tense and should be translated as “-ed” into English.
Start studying now!
Updated – the test is for 2/19!