Posted in Latin VII

Three days before the nones of November

We covered a lot of ground to-day!  We started out by talking about how to memorise the colloquy that I’ve assigned you.

  • divide it into parts, so that you don’t have to learn it all at once (cue-cards are a god way of doing this)
  • practise a little bit often, instead of trying to learn everything at once
  • say it aloud
  • find a rhythm, rhyme, or even a bit of music to help you remember what follows what
  • practise, practise, practise!

After that, we began building our model of the Roman army in action.

Your homework is to finish preparing your colloquy.  We shall present on Thursday, not Tuesday as originally planned.

Posted in Latin IX, Latin VIII

Three days before the nones of November

Today we took most of our time to practise reading verbs and sentences in preparation for the introduction of nouns by looking at ex. 503 part D.  Your homework is to complete ex. 503 part C (which should be slightly easier, as it is a translation from Latin to English).  Note also the new vocabulary, which includes our first three nouns!

We also introduced the endings of the nouns, though we haven’t done anything with them yet.  I shall be adding a document about nouns to the Grammar folder in Google Drive in the near future.