Friday, October 16, 2009

Latin Club Week 6

This is a class report for week 6 of my Latin class at Homeschool Out of the Box co-op. Our textbook is Latin for Children Level A from Classial Academic Press.

Meet and greet. I collected homework.

Chants. We took turns leading the chants from chapter 1, chapter 2, and chapter 3, and chapter 4.

Songs. We sang Ballad of the Latin Verbs, She Will be Latin, and Dona Nobis Pacem. With extra time, we were able to work on Dona Nobis Pacem as a round. Here are a few video links that the kids can check out, to help them understand how the parts work together: Dona Nobis Pacem on ocarinas. A kids' choir singing it Dona Nobis Pacem.

Games. Today since there was no quiz, we played many games.

Around the room: We sit in a circle, and take turns each saying one part of the noun declension, sending the noun around the room. This is surprisingly difficult as we get to nouns that we haven't heard declined out loud. Also as we go faster.

Stepping Up with Verbs: Person A sits on the floor, person B sits on a chair beside her, person C stands next to him, person D stands on a chair. So there's a graduated height as the four students are all standing in a line. Then we start saying the principle parts of the verbs -- person A whispers the present, person B says the infinitive, person C loudly declares the past, and person D hollers the passive participle as loudly as decorum will allow. That was pretty hilarious, especially when Travis was standing on the chair.

Strangely, we did not have time to play Hot Seat or work with our flashcards. I don't know where the time goes once you start shoveling up the nouns and verbs.

Stamps. We had a surprise stamp today which everyone got: identify the principle parts of any verb.

Assignments. Please do chapter six in the primer and activity book and review all vocab! We will do the quiz from chapter 6, and the stamp chant will be the "ludus" chant: second declension masculine noun endings: ludus, ludi, ludo, ludum, ludo, ludi, ludorum, ludis, ludos, ludis. See you Tuesday!

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