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.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Distance Learning Week 1

Salvete, parentes discipulique!

I am working to make sure the amount of Latin work I assign fits within the 15 minute time slot. This is surprisingly difficult! If this week is too densely loaded (especially 5th and 6th grade), focus your efforts on the translation work.

Other than that, just a couple of notes:

3rd Grade

I forgot to include a handout with the numbers. We've been practicing these numbers for several weeks, but even so it might be nice to have them available in a handout. Click below for just such a handout:
For some reason, the scan of the text I sent home for the scholars to translate is printing out unreadably small. Click below for PDFs of each day's translation work.
PLEASE NOTE! - Caecilius, Metella, Quintus, Lucia, Clemens, Grumio, and Cerberus are all personal names, so they don't need to be translated.

5th and 6th Grade

It is possible, especially for the 6th grade readings, that the scholars may not have all the vocabulary committed to memory (even though they really should!). If your scholars don't have their Latin textbooks at home, and so cannot consult the glossary, here are two options for you:
  1. Use a print Latin dictionary, if you have one. If you don't have one, I recommend you get one, such as this one from Amazon.com.
  2. An online tool, such as wiktionary.org (make sure to scroll down to the "Latin" entry, if the word shows up in multiple languages). Google Translate is hit and miss in its quality - especially for phrases and sentences - but you might try it for individual words.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Quarter 3 Week 6 (2/24-2/28)

All Grades

The scholars get new vocabulary lists this week. Find the links to the lists and the Quizlet sets below:

Upcoming Tests

3rd and 4th grades have a vocabulary test over chapters 7-9 next week (3/4-3/5)
5th and 6th grades have a vocab/grammar test after Spring Break. The vocab element will come from the list given out this week (see above).

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