To-day we looked a little more at the technical points of the passage that we first looked at last week (about the map), particularly the endings. (In the following list, the slash separates singular and plural forms.)
For the nouns …
- subject of the verb: -a/-ae
- object of the verb: -am/-ās
- place where (with the preposition in): -ā/-īs
For the verbs …
- commands: -ā/-āte
- is/are = est/sunt
Note also that the endings of adjectives must reflect the noun they describe. So …
- praeceptor bonus. The teacher is good. (masculine)
- puella bona. The girl is good. (feminine)
- templum bonum. The temple is good. (neuter)
If you could look over the vocabulary for next week, that would be grand, as we shall then be able to read the whole passage more or less smoothly.
We had a relaxed lesson to-day. We started out playing Quizlet Live to review our vocabulary, and we spent the balance of our time building the landscape for our model. We are going to try to begin the papier-mâché next week.
We also looked at the scorecard with which you will score your condiscipulī when we present our colloquy on Thursday (or, failing that, Tuesday). Remember that there is a prize for the group with the highest score!
I was a little late this morning because I was helping with the Grade 5s to-day, so you had a little time to research for your artefact assignment. (Thank you for being so patient!) I really like the ideas that you are coming up with … keep it up!
We spent the balance of class time looking a little at nouns. Your homework is to put this into practice with drill 504 (questions 1-9).