Monday, August 31, 2020

Quarter 1, Week 4 (8/31-9/4)

This Week's Plan

This week we will be introducing new texts and vocabulary to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. 6th grade will continue their review of last year, moving on to chapter 3.

3rd and 4th grades

We continue in Lingua Latina chapter 1 but move on to the second of three sections. Over the next two weeks we will learn about noun and adjective gender (masculine, feminine, and neuter), noun-adjective agreement, the idea of noun declensions, and num questions (i.e., questions that anticipate a "no" answer).

5th grade

For the next two weeks we will learn more about Octavia, Marcus, Lucia, and Gaius, and we will be introduced to five other individuals. We will learn about the relationships between these various characters, and we will learn about the shape of a Roman household. Grammatically, the big new concept is the Genitive case (possessive). We will continue to learn about noun-adjective agreement.

6th grade

6th grade continues its comprehensive review of the first six chapters of the Cambridge Latin Course textbook. This week, we will turn our attention to chapter 3. We will continue to focus on the Accusative case (the direct object case) and will see one new way that it is used (as the object of some prepositions). Our vocabulary lists and Quizlet sets for this week are:

Homework this week (as always) includes 5 minutes of vocabulary study every night. Additionally, I want students to make vocabulary flashcards of the new vocabulary we encounter in class. When brick-and-mortar starts back up, I will often try to allot time in class for making these flashcards, but periodically (especially for 6th grade) I will need to assign this task for homework. For now, there is little difference between homework and classwork, so I assign it under the category of homework for scheduling purposes (e.g., a student may take longer on this task than I mean them to, and this might mean that they take longer than the allotted 30 minutes a day on the Latin lesson; by assigning this as homework, the student is given the freedom to find the time in their day that works best for completing the task).

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Updates for 2020-2021

Lots of changes and updates

We are now a few weeks into this new school year. While quite a lot of our communication has happened through Google Classroom, that will be changing in the next few weeks as the majority of our students transition back to brick-and-mortar education. Moving forward, I will once again try to provide a weekly update post on this blog. I've spent a little time updating this blog to reflect not only changes due to distance learning but also changes to our 3rd-6th grade Latin courses that took place irrespective of COVID and distance learning. Here are the ways GHNO Lower School Latin and this site have been updated:

  • 3rd and 4th grade are returning to Lingua Latina per se illustrata after a year's experimentation with Minimus. This change affects vocabulary lists and Quizlet sets.
  • We are pioneering a new approach to 5th grade Latin 1a that moves away from the Cambridge Latin Course textbook and that is designed with our particular goals and scheduling idiosyncrasies in mind. This change also affects vocabulary lists and Quizlet sets.
  • For this year, 6th grade Latin 1b will continue using Cambridge Latin Course, but I have made changes to the course's Scope and Sequence to include 6 weeks of comprehensive review of the first six chapters of the book. So the Quizlet links and Course Documents pages no longer refer to quarter and unit, but rather to chapter and part.
  • The Quizlet Links page has been thoroughly updated with links to all currently existing Quizlet sets. Note that the new 5th grade sets are going to be created as the year progresses.
  • The Course Documents page has been updated with new vocab lists.

Friday, April 3, 2020

The Verb eō

This presentation is especially for 4th grade, but any Latin student is welcome to watch it.


If you have trouble viewing this video here, view on Swivl.

W3 Stories

3rd Grade - Theseus and the Marathonian Bull

Listen to Dr. Lee tell "Theseus and the Marathonian Bull" here.

4th Grade - Odysseus in Disguise

Listen to Dr. Lee tell "Odysseus in Disguise" here.

W3 Translation Answers

Note: This page is intended to be used after the students have completed their translation work.

5th Grade Text "in theātrō"

If you have problems viewing this, try clicking here.

6th Grade Text "Sulla" (part 2)

If you have problems viewing this, try clicking here.

Monday, March 30, 2020

W2 Translation Answers

Note: This page is intended to be used after the students have completed their translation work.

5th Grade Text "Poppaea"

For full screen, watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/RjCU8EnexYE

6th Grade Text "Sulla"

 For full screen, watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/QNi5p_V6ufc

Distance Learning Week 2 (3/30/20-4/3/20)

3rd Grade


  • Monday's optional exercise is a worksheet that has the scholars practice writing using a cursive script that the Romans actually used in the 2nd century CE.
    • The worksheet is included in the packet, but you can download a replacement copy from https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KVDiwRgy9hrGE9lUTmuZXgaYqG-9Bx4t
    • I want them to write in English using the Roman script.
    • They (and you) will notice that certain letters in our English alphabet are missing.
      • For "j", use "i"
      • "u" and "v" look exactly the same
      • For "w", write two "u" characters
      • For "y", either used a "u" or simply write a normal "y" character (which is a "u" with a descender stroke)
      • For "x" and "z", write a normal "x" and "z"
  • Wednesday's optional exercise is a story and coloring sheet.

4th Grade



5th Grade


  • Vocabulary flashcards should be included in your packets, but you can also download them at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1I333jPHQ6w1Esl527ImpusstHYlRUa7P. These should be cut out and made on Monday. Then the scholars should spend their remaining Latin time on the translation worksheet.
  • Tuesday through Thursday, I want the scholars to practice their vocabulary for 5 minutes and work on the translation worksheet for 10 minutes. They can practice their vocabulary using the flashcards they made on Monday or they can go to https://quizlet.com/_87upfx to practice online.
  • On Friday, the scholars will need to check their translation work.
  • I have tried to create translation selections that are doable by most scholars within the allotted time. However, if a scholar cannot finish the worksheet within that time, I want them to stop wherever they are once the 15 minutes are up.

6th Grade

  • Vocabulary flashcards should be included in your packets, but you can also download them at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bwi3ojDCbv9GPERDZB7XqNS-2W9vFpez. These should be cut out and made on Monday. Then the scholars should spend their remaining Latin time on the translation worksheet.
  • Tuesday through Thursday, I want the scholars to practice their vocabulary for 5 minutes and work on the translation worksheet for 10 minutes. They can practice their vocabulary using the flashcards they made on Monday or they can go to https://quizlet.com/_87ufzg to practice online.
  • On Friday, the scholars will need to check their translation work.
  • I have tried to create translation selections that are doable by most scholars within the allotted time. However, if a scholar cannot finish the worksheet within that time, I want them to stop wherever they are once the 15 minutes are up.

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