Quid novi?

Quid Novi? What’s New?


Kindergarten

This week kindergarten students continued reading the Odyssey. Odysseus finally reached Ithaca! We also continued studying our colors.

Click to see a kindergarten student loving Roma and Lingua Latina!

 


First Grade

This week first graders continued reading the Iliad. We also spent time matching Greek and Roman names of the gods and goddesses. We started working on small plays centering on a favorite god or goddess and are looking forward to performing them for the class next week!


Second Grade

This week second graders continued following Aeneas’ travels outside of Troy. We made it to Carthage!  We also worked on ordinal numbers and orders of columns.

 


Third Grade

This week third graders started our first Cogitationes, test corrections and reflections and turned in first drafts.  Revisions are welcome and encouraged until February 26!  We also started working on objectives and vocabulary for Chapter 2!

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

 


Fourth Grade

This week fourth graders worked on reading!

Click to see fourth graders reading linearly, asking 

  • What do I have?
  • What do I need?
  • What’s going on?

Click to see fourth graders rolling a die to determine which question word to use writing Latin questions about the story.

Some fourth graders also began exploring Wordcraft, a new vocabulary app, based in Greek and Latin. Everyone who tried it agreed that it was very exciting!

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 discussed the Roman family structure and the concept of patria potestas. We also read the Chapter 8 story and had fun rolling a die to determine which question word to use writing Latin questions about the story!

Additionally, fifth graders are hard at work 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 continues to prepare 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

Decatur’s Certamen team enjoyed our final competition of the year at New Trier West High School this week. Everyone played well this season!

Click for DJCL preparing for Certamen!

Click for the Certamen team expressing Dolphin pride!

Click for some more Certamen action!

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

This week Magistra was pleased to work with Mr. Nifong, Latin teacher at Northside College Prep, to revise Latin REACH Performance Tasks for the schoolwide end-of-the-year testing.

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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