Sunday, April 22, 2018

K-2 Latin Update Q4 W6

Salvete omnes!

The end of the year is fast approaching, and it's been amazing to watch these students grow through everything they have done. Students in 2nd Grade have started composing Latin sentences, and I have seen Kindergarteners who know some of the songs we sing by heart! This week, I hope to see even more growth as we move forward toward a strong finish!

Kindergarten:

This week, we will be learning vocabulary you would use in your garden. I have listed the new vocabulary below.

Flos: Flower
Herba: Grass
Hortus: Garden
Folium: Leaf
Humus: Dirt

1st Grade:

We will be learning the vocabulary listed above, as well as the Imperfect tense conjugation of sum, esse, fui. I have listed this new verb below:

                         Singular                       Translation             Plural          Translation

1st Person        eram                                 "I was"                eramus         "We were

2nd Person       eras                                "You were"            eratis            "You all were"

3rd Person        erat                              "He/she/it was         erant            "They were"

2nd Grade:

We will be learning the Imperfect tense of sum (listed above under 1st grade) as well as some prepositions. The prepositions for the week are listed below:

ad: to, toward...
apud: at the house of...
ante: before...
circa: around...
extra: outside of...

As usual, please feel free to reach out with any questions via e-mail. I hope this finds you at the end of a restful weekend!

Valete omnes!
Magistra Ruchames

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

K-2 Latin Update Q4 W5

Salvete omnes!

This week, as we approach the summer and fun times outside, we will be learning about different water vocabulary.

Kindergarten:

The new vocabulary is listed below:

Mare: Sea
Navis: Boat
Flumen: River
Unda: Wave
Lacus: Lake

1st Grade:

We will be learning the new vocabulary listed above, in addition to possum, posse, potui. Possum is another verb that means "To be able." The forms are listed below:

                                       Singular                                            Plural

          1st Person          Possum "I can"                              Possumus "We can"

         2nd Person          Potes "You can"                             Potestis "You all can"

         3rd Person           Potest "He/she/it can"                    Possunt "They can"

2nd Grade:

We will be learning the new material for Kinder and 1st, as well as continuing our work on translating sentences into Latin.

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions via e-mail. I hope this finds you enjoying your week!

Valete omnes!
Magistra Ruchames

Sunday, April 1, 2018

K-2 Latin Update Q4 W3

Salvete omnes!

This week we will be reviewing past material and learning a few new words. Our new vocabulary for the week is:

Mons: Mountain
Valles: Valley
Caelum: Sky

1st and 2nd Grade will also be working on conjugating sum, and 2nd Grade will practice sentences as we have been doing for the past couple weeks.

I hope this finds you at the end of a restful break, and I look forward to seeing the students again tomorrow.

Valete omnes!
Magistra Ruchames

Sunday, March 25, 2018

K-2 Latin Update Q4 W2

Salvete omnes!

After a week to review and remember some of the things we learned last quarter, I am thrilled to be moving on to some new material this week. Our theme for vocabulary this quarter will be nature, so we will start by learning about some weather vocabulary.

Kindergarten:

This week we will be working on the Latin verb sum, which is Latin's being verb, as well as some new vocabulary. All new vocabulary is listed below:

Sol: Sun
Stella: Star
Luna: Moon

Sum: I am
Es: You are
Est: He/she/it is
Sumus: We are
Estis: You all are
Sunt: They are

1st Grade:

This week we will be learning sum as well, in addition to some weather vocabulary. New vocabulary is listed below:

Sol: Sun
Stella: Star
Luna: Moon
Nimbus: Cloud
Imber: Rain
Nix: Snow
Arcus: Rainbow
Ventus: Wind

Sum: I am
Es: You are
Est: He/she/it is
Sumus: We are
Estis: You all are
Sunt: They are

2nd Grade:

This week will be a busy one in 2nd grade as we tackle prepositions, in addition to the material 1st Grade is covering. Vocabulary is listed below.

Sol: Sun
Stella: Star
Luna: Moon
Nimbus: Cloud
Imber: Rain
Nix: Snow
Arcus: Rainbow
Ventus: Wind

Sum: I am
Es: You are
Est: He/she/it is
Sumus: We are
Estis: You all are
Sunt: They are

ad: to, toward
apud: at the house of __________________
ante: before

As always, please feel to reach out via e-mail with any questions. I look forward to seeing the students again tomorrow, and I hope this finds you all at the end of a restful weekend.

Salvete omnes!
Magistra Ruchames

Sunday, March 4, 2018

K-2 Latin Update Q3 W9

Salvete omnes!

This week we will be reviewing to wrap up the quarter in Kindergarten and First Grade. 2nd Grade will have review followed by a quiz. The quiz dates for 2nd Grade are as follows:

2A (Ms. Castillo): Friday 3/9
2B (Ms. Hadley): Friday 3/9
2C (Mrs. Jones): Tuesday 3/6
2D (Ms. Fawcett): Wednesday 3/7

Please note that Ms. Fawcett's class will now have an extra day to study for the quiz! 

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions, and I hope this finds you all at the end of a restful weekend, ready to finish the quarter strong!

Valete omnes,
Magistra Ruchames

Sunday, February 25, 2018

K-2 Latin Update Q3 W8

Salvete omnes!

Kindergarten:

This week we will continue learning our people vocabulary while reviewing past vocabulary from this quarter. New vocabulary is listed below.

poeta: poet
nauta: sailor
agricola: farmer

1st Grade:

We will be learning the same vocabulary listed in the Kindergarten section above and finishing the months. September through December are the same in Latin as they are in English, with slight differences in pronunciation.

2nd Grade:

We will be covering the same material as First Grade, and starting to prepare for a quiz during the final week before spring break. The quiz dates are as follows:

2A (Ms. Castillo): Friday 3/9
2B (Ms. Hadley): Friday 3/9
2C (Mrs. Jones): Tuesday 3/6
2D (Ms. Fawcett): Thursday 3/8

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions, and I look forward to seeing the students again this week. I hope this finds you all at the end of a restful weekend.

Valete omnes!
Magistra Ruchames

Monday, February 19, 2018

K-2 Latin Update Q3 W7

Salvete omnes!

Kindergarten:

This week we will be learning about more people vocabulary and reviewing past vocabulary along the way. New vocabulary is listed below.

rex: king
regina: queen
incola: inhabitant/subject
amicus: male friend
amica: female friend

1st Grade:

This week, we will be learning the people vocabulary listed in the Kindergarten section as well as the rest of the months of the year. The months September through December are the same in Latin as they are in English.

2nd Grade:

We will be covering the same material as 1st Grade and reviewing previous material. There will be no new homework this week.

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions, and I hope this finds you all at the end of a restful weekend.

Valete omnes!
Magistra Ruchames

Sunday, February 11, 2018

K-2 Latin Update Q3 W6

Salvēte omnēs!

First of all, I want to thank those of you who sent birthday wishes my way! It was wonderful to feel appreciated and celebrated. This next week will involve a little more review in Kindergarten and 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade will be starting some new material after the test this past week.

Kindergarten:

We will be reviewing previous material. New things are coming up for next week!

1st Grade:

This week, we will continue working on the months of the year and some basic classroom commands. New vocabulary is listed below:

Maius: May
Iunius: June
Iulius: July
Augustus: August
Sedēte: Sit
Surgite: Stand
Audīte: Listen
Spectāte: Watch

2nd Grade:

This week we will be learning some new months of the year and the future tense endings. The months we will be learning are listed below:

Maius: May
Iunius: June
Iulius: July
Augustus: August
September: September
October: October

The future tense endings are as follows:

Singular                                     Plural

                       1st Person          -bō                                             -bimus

                      2nd Person         -bis                                              -bitis

                      3rd Person          -bit                                              -bunt


As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions via e-mail. I hope this finds you at the end of a restful weekend, and I look forward to seeing the students again tomorrow.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

K-2 Latin Update Q3 W5

Salvēte omnēs!

Kindergarten:

This week we will be learning about parts of the house in Latin. Our new vocabulary is listed below:

Casa: house
murus: wall
fenestra: window
porta: door

1st Grade:

In 1st Grade, we will be learning about the future tense this week. The endings for the future tense are listed below:

                                                 Singular                                     Plural

                       1st Person          -bō                                             -bimus

                      2nd Person         -bis                                              -bitis

                      3rd Person          -bit                                              -bunt

2nd Grade:

This week, we will be having a quiz on this quarter's new content so far. Each section's first session will be spent reviewing for the quiz, and I have listed the quiz dates below:

2A (Castillo): Friday 2/9
2B (Hadley): Monday 2/12
2C (Jones): Tuesday 2/6
2D (Fawcett): Thursday 2/8

Please feel free to reach out with any questions, and I hope this finds you all at the end of a restful weekend!

Valēte omnēs!
Magistra Ruchames

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Q3 W4 K-2 Latin Update

Salvete omnes!

Kindergarten and 1st Grade:

This week we will be learning family vocabulary. New vocabulary is listed below:

Pater: father
Mater: mother
Frater: brother
Soror: sister
Infans: baby

2nd Grade:

This week we will continue working on conjugating verbs in different tenses, as well as learning the family vocabulary listed above. Conjugating a verb involves finding the stem and then attaching the correct set of endings to form the different forms of the verb. For example, let's take our first verb, amō:

amō, amāre, amāvī, amātum

In order to find the stem, you would take the second form, which is the infinitive, and remove the -re to find the stem (amā-). From there, you would simply attach the endings to the stem to conjugate the verb. These endings can be found in the glossary on the right hand sidebar of the homepage.

I hope this finds you all at the end of a restful weekend, and I look forward to seeing the students again tomorrow!

Valēte omnēs!
Magistra Ruchames

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Q3 W3 Latin Update

Salvete omnes!

Kindergarten:

This week we will be learning classroom vocabulary concerning people. The new vocabulary is listed below:

Magistra: female teacher
Magister: male teacher
Discipulus: boy student
Discipula: girl student

1st Grade:

We will be learning more people vocabulary and starting to learn the months of the year. Just as the days of the week were named after the planets, which were named after the gods, the Romans also named their months after the gods. New vocabulary is listed below:

Magistra: female teacher
Magister: male teacher
Discipulus: boy student
Discipula: girl student
Ianuarius: January
Februarius: February
Martius: March
Aprilis: April

2nd Grade:

We will continue to work toward translating small sentences by reviewing noun endings and some previous vocabulary, as well as keeping up our knowledge of verbs. We will also be starting the months of the year, which are listed above.

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions!

Best,
Magistra Ruchames

K-2 Latin Update Q4 W6

Salvete omnes! The end of the year is fast approaching, and it's been amazing to watch these students grow through everything they hav...