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Hermes’ Face Contest!

Decatur students put in a great showing in George O’Connor’s Hermes’ Face Contest! See a sampling of our entries at the bottom of this post.


Kindergarten

 

 

This week kindergarten students continued reading the Odyssey. We met some new monsters: the Sirens, and Scylla and Charybdis.  We also had a winner in our Colores Ludi game! Congratulations to Aurelius, who won a beautiful argenteus necklace when he shouted “Vinco!”

 

 

 


First Grade

This week first graders continued reading the Iliad and played our Greek-Roman matching game. Below students color a depiction of Athena. We used lots of color because statues and artwork in the ancient world were highly polychromatic!


Second Grade

This week second graders continued following Aeneas’ travels outside of Troy. We are not in Italy yet!  We also worked on gender in adjectives and nouns by answering the question “Quis est?” (Who is it?) about two characters in our book.

 


Third Grade

This week third graders worked on mythology in preparation for the National Mythology Exam.  (The NME, which will be given on February 28, is a contest that does not affect Latin grades in any way!) We also started talking about Cogitationes, our test corrections and reflections, which we will start working on next week!

Third graders are always invited to ask for teacher or peer help during Wednesday afternoon Bibliothecula Latina time!

 


Fourth Grade

This week fourth graders started studying infinitives. Even though infinitive verbs do not have subjects, they can still be transitive or intransitive.  We also spent some time studying mythology in preparation for the National Mythology Exam.  (The NME, which will be given on February 28, is a contest that does not affect Latin grades in any way!)

Fourth graders colored pictures of Zeus and Athena from Greek Myth Comix. They used lots of color because statues and artwork in the ancient world were highly polychromatic!

 

Fourth graders are invited to attend Latin lunch on Mondays and Wednesdays! Bring your binder and get (or give!) some extra help or come read a book from the Bibliothecula Latina!


Fifth Grade

This week fifth graders spent some time studying mythology in preparation for the National Mythology Exam.  (The NME, which will be given on February 28, is a contest that does not affect Latin grades in any way!)

Fifth graders are invited to attend Latin lunch on Mondays and Wednesdays! Bring your binder and get (or give!) some extra help or come read a book from the Bibliothecula Latina!


Sixth Grade

Sixth grade is in the process of preparing for the National Latin Exam, which we will take on February 28!  (The NLE is a contest that does not affect Latin grades in any way!Study resources are available here.

Sixth graders are invited to attend Latin lunch on Mondays and Wednesdays! Bring your binder and get (or give!) some extra help or come read a book from the Bibliothecula Latina!


Decatur Junior Classical League

DJCL is very excited about this year’s Illinois Junior Classical League Convention, to be held February 22-24, 2018 at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca!  

Please click on the IJCL folder link for all necessary forms and information! 

You can take a peek at last year’s convention here!


The Latin Room

Every Wednesday, we say the Pledge of Allegiance and sing the Song of America in Latin! Thanks to Gaius and Marcus for taking the lead this week! They did a fabulous job!

 

 

Hermes: Tales of the Trickster has arrived in the Bibliothecula Latina! See some of Decatur’s submissions to the Draw Hermes Face art contest below!

 

 

 

 

Tiberia N., room 107

Flavia FZ, room 109

Gaia B., room 106

Appia N., room 111

Appius C., room 105

Sabina C., room 105

Magistra, room 112

The Bibliothecula Latina is open and doing a brisk business! Stop by and borrow a book! Want to donate a book to the Bibliothecula? There’s a wishlist right here: Magistra’s Bibliothecula Latina Wishlist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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