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Jan. 20, 2012

Powerpoint on Native Americans

from:Stevens, John

to:Social Studies 7-8

Students will complete a PowerPoint on Native Americans, Geronimo,Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and Tecumseh. Each person will have three slides with four facts per slide at a minimum. There should also be pictures and a uniform background on each slide. An introductory slide and a reference slide are mandatory. The reference slide should have two separate souces per person. That is a total of 14 slides.

The grade for this assignment counts for both Language Arts and Social Studies.

Jan. 16, 2012

French A and French B students

from:Wood, Morgan

to:French I

French A

     - Maddie & Emma

French B

     - Daniel, Tyler, Daniel F., Helena, & Aiden




Jan. 16, 2012

January 17 - 20

from:Abbott, Natalie

to:Latin 3-6

Tuesday, January 17:
Students conjugate the verb monstrō in present and future tense.
Review 3 rules of conjugation.  Review rules of future conjugation.


Review noun cases by completing the packet together in class.

Play Lightning!

HOMEWORK:   Decline the nouns wave and food under the correct declension.  [Decline means put the nouns in all cases and numbers in accordance to its declension.]
Either upload the answers to Thinkwave or email them to nabbott@schillingschool.org.


Wednesday, January 18:
conjugate the verb donō in the present and future tenses to prepare for tomorrow’s quiz.

Either upload the answers to Thinkwave or email them to nabbott@schillingschool.org.
This assignment is due IN CLASS on Thursday, January 19.


Thursday, January 19
Conjugation quiz over present and future tense.

Go over the new vocabulary on pp. 55-56.

Read about prepositions and accusative of motion towards on pp. 47-48.
Simply stated, if a preposition is asking in what one spot something is, use ablative.
If there is an indication of a motioning towards something, use accusative.

Do Exercise A on p. 49 together in class.

Continue review prepositions by Playing Casus!

HOMEWORK:  Answer the questions at the bottom of the worksheet with Hermes.  Do NOT do the passage at the top.
This assignment is due Friday, January 20
Either upload the answers to Thinkwave or email them to nabbott@schillingschool.org.


Friday, January 20
  Complete the two crossword worksheets, UNIT II LESSON VI and UNIT II LESSON VII.
Due Tuesday in class.

Jan. 12, 2012

French Listening Websites

Jan. 04, 2012

Ms. Abbott is out the first week of January

from:Abbott, Natalie

to:Latin 3-6

Due to my recent hospitalization, I will not be in for the first week of January, but I am hoping to return next week.


For Tuesday the class should've taken a vocabulary test and then given a word search which is due on Thursday, January 5.

For Thursday, January 5:  Read about the future tense on pp. 46-47

HOMEWORK:  Do the 2 word studies activities on p. 51.  This assignment will be due Tuesday, January 10.

Jan. 02, 2012

Composition folders due after Break

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 7-8

As per the student vote, the Science composition folders are due on January 2nd, 2012. All work must be neat and complete, including the leaf reports that will be inserted next to each leaf as well as the details that were observed about the leaves as they changed color. Additionally the worm habitats and their summation page will need to be completed as well for full credit. Work should be neat in appearance or redone until made neat. Retyping the hand-written notes and pasting in with the clear shelving paper is recommended for those with penmanship issues. The index in front of the book must also be updated to reflect any pages that were added.

Jan. 02, 2012

PowerPoint on Darwin and Ussher

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 7-8


7 slides on Darwin, 3 on  Archbishop Ussher plus 1 intro and 1 reference slide (3 total) sources

For both gentlemen

Do his background
How he came up with the main idea
How were his ideas received then and now.

Jan. 02, 2012

Vocabulary/ Spelling Test on Science roots and stem words

from:Stevens, John

to:Language Arts 7-8

This test is on the other half of the science word list distributed in December. Students should know how to spell the root or stem and know the definition as well.

Dec. 16, 2011

Report on Douglas Adams

from:Stevens, John

to:Reading 5-6

By Friday, December 16th, students will have e-mailed a one-page, single-spaced report about Douglas Adams to jstevens@schillingschool.org. All papers should have a name, date and title at the top and standard 1" margins all around. Paper will need to be typed in Times New Roman 12-point font. It is recommended that the students read their "final" paper to an adult and then let the adult read it as well before the paper is submitted. Students must have THREE sources for their papers, the book can be one as their are pages of information about the author in the foreward, and the sources should be listed on the second page of the report, not on the first page.

Dec. 12, 2011

The Restaurant at the end of the Universe Report

from:Stevens, John

to:Reading 5-6

By Monday, Dec. 12th, students will have completed a two-page report on the book " The Restaurant at the end of the Universe." A papers, rough and final, will be e-mailed to jstevens@schillingschool.org. Rough drafts should be e-mailed by Dec. 9th at midnight. All papers should have a name, date and title at the top and standard 1" margins all around. Paper will need to be typed in Times New Roman 12-point font. It is recommended that the students read their "final" paper to an adult and then let the adult read it as well before the paper is submitted.

Dec. 08, 2011

Science Test on Dec 16th

from:Stevens, John

to:Science 7-8

A test over cells, genetics and Punnett squares will be on Friday morning, December 16th.

Dec. 08, 2011

Dr. Stacey Kim Paper

from:Stevens, John

to:Language Arts 7-8

Students will complete a one-page,single spaced paper based on the information learned from the Skype call with Dr. Kim. The paper is due by e-mail on Dec 14th. Students should include information about Dr. Kim, diving in the Antarctic and the capitella worm study in their papers.

 Form more information that is necessary to complete their papers, students should go to the following sites;







Dec. 08, 2011

Science Vocabulary Test

from:Stevens, John

to:Language Arts 7-8

A science vocabulary test will be given on Wednesday, December 14th. Students should study the left side of their handout. The right side prefixes, roots and suffixes will be given when we return from Winter Break.

Dec. 08, 2011

Upcoming dates of importance

from:Stevens, John

to:Language Arts 7-8

By Friday, December 9th, a Powerpoint on 4 Presidents (between 1800 and 1860) and their wives is due by e-mail to jstevens@schillingschool.org It needs an opening slide, a reference slide at the end and at least three informational bullet points per person. Up to 4 crazy/creative slides can be added, but they shouldn't be too wordy. Late papers lose one letter grade per class day.This grade will be duplicated for Social Studies as well.

Dec. 07, 2011

2nd Quarter Syllabus

from:Abbott, Natalie

to:Latin 3-6

Latin for Americans
2nd Quarter Syllabus

Thursday, December 8, 2011:
• Collect HW (p. 40)
• Review Unit 1 Test.
• Go over new vocabulary on p. 44
• Introduce the genitive case – read pp. 40-42

HOMEWORK:  Give the genitive plural form for each of the new vocabulary words.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011:
• Collect HW (genitive plural form of new vocabulary)
• Review genitive case
• Introduce Ablative case – read p. 42
• Go over E. A in class.  If time remains, play Lightning!

HOMEWORK:  E. B, p. 42.  Give the Latin for the italicized words.

Thursday, December 15, 2011:
• Collect HW (p. 42, E.B)
• Vocabulary quiz over the words on p. 44
• Students pair up and do E. C on p. 43.

HOMEWORK:  Lesson V Review Worksheet

Tuesday, January 3, 2012:
• Collect HW (Lesson V worksheet)
• Go over new vocabulary list – p. 50
• Review the steps to verb conjugation
• Introduce the future tense – read pp. 46-47
• Read the passage on p. 46

HOMEWORK:  Give the ablative singular and plural forms for the new nouns on p. 50.

Thursday, January 5, 2012:
• Collect HW (ablative forms for nouns)
• Review how to conjugate & translate the future tense.
[There will be a quiz on Tuesday]
• Introduce accusative of motion towards & ablative of accompaniment – pp. 47-48.
• Do E. A on p. 49 together in class.
• Play Lightning!

HOMEWORK:  p. 49, E. B – translate the italicized words into Latin.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012:
• Collect HW (p. 49, E.B)
• Quiz on the future tense.
• Read Word Studies on p. 51
• Play sentence races to prepare for vocabulary test.

HOMEWORK:  p. 49, E. C – translate the italicized words into Latin.  Study for vocabulary test.
Thursday, January 12, 2012:
• Collect HW (p. 49, E. C)
• Lesson VI Vocabulary Test

HOMEWORK:  Lesson VI Review Worksheet

Dec. 02, 2011

Classroom Expressions

from:Wood, Morgan

to:French I

Continue to study pgs. 82 & 83.

Dec. 02, 2011

Online Dictionary

from:Wood, Morgan

to:French I

Dec. 01, 2011

Online Dictionary

from:Wood, Morgan

to:French -Intermed.

Nov. 28, 2011

Thanksgiving Break Review Packet

from:Abbott, Natalie

to:Latin 3-6

Chapters 1-4


Verbs are the most important words in the sentence because it will tell you what person (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) and what number (singular, or plural) the subject of the sentence is. 

To conjugate a Latin verb (i.e. to put the Latin verb in all persons and numbers) you must follow three rules.  What are the 3 rules to conjugating a Latin verb?

1.  Find the _________________________.

2. Add the ________________________ ________________________.

3. Then, add the ________________________.

In order to find the stem of a verb, you must chop off the _______________ ending (i.e. the 2nd principle part of the verb).

To find the thematic vowel of a verb, you must look at the first letter of the _______________ ending.

The endings of a verb are:  _____, _____, _____, _____, _____, and _____.

Conjugate the verb specto, spectare.

  Singular   Plural

1st   ¬¬¬_______________  ¬¬¬_______________

2nd   ¬¬¬_______________  ¬¬¬_______________

3rd   ¬¬¬_______________  ¬¬¬_______________

There are also 3 ways to translate Latin verbs.  For example, laborat can be translated as he works, he is working, or he does work.  All 3 forms are acceptable.

Match the translation of laborat with its corresponding form.

1._____ he does work.    A.  simple

2. _____ he works.     B.  emphatic

3. _____ he is working    C.  progressive

Understanding the linking verbs est, sunt, erat, and erant.

Notice that in the form he is working, the linking verb “est” does not appear.  That is because in this sentence, “is” is used as a helping verb NOT as a linking verb which is the only time that “est” is used. 


The verbs est, sunt, erat, and erant are LINKING verbs, not HELPING verbs.  They will only be used if “is,” “are,” “was,” or “were” are the MAIN verbs in a sentence.

Example:   He was a farmer.  In this sentence, was in the main verb.

He was planting seeds.  In this sentence the main verb is planting.  That is what the farmer is doing.  In this sentence was is only helping in introducing the main verb.  Thus, it is a helping verb and not a linking verb, so erat would not be used.

Again, only if “is,” “are,” “was,” or “were” are the MAIN verbs in a sentence, then and only then will est, sunt, erat, and erant be used.

Practice:  identify whether the verbs “is,” “are,” “was,” or “were” are linking verbs, or helping verbs.  Then write the verb in Latin.


Ex.  Are they getting ready for the holidays?  helping    parant
       (are getting ready)  (3rd, plural)

1. My friends are here.    _______________  _______________

2. She was carrying many jars of water.  _______________  _______________

3. They were working very diligently.  _______________  _______________

4. Are your friends nice?    _______________  _______________


5. Is he praising the Lord?   _______________  _______________

6. Was he a farmer?    _______________  _______________

7. They are preparing a feast.   _______________  _______________

8. We are watching the game.   _______________  _______________

9. She is so nice.     _______________  _______________

10. My friend was here.    _______________  _______________

Unlike English, the noun’s position in a Latin sentence does not determine its function.  Sometimes the subject might appear AFTER the direct object!!  In order to determine the function of a Latin noun you must look at the noun’s _______________.

Only by looking at a noun’s ending, can you determine whether it is a subject or a direct object, or even whether it is singular or plural!!!

There are 3 components to Latin nouns.  The ending of a noun determines these 3 components which are:

1.  ____________________

2. ____________________

3. ____________________

There are 5 declensions of Latin nouns, but thus far we’ve learned the 1st declension which is predominately ____________________ in gender and the 2nd declension which is
____________________ in gender.

Nouns can NOT switched declensions or genders.  If a noun is 1st declension it may ONLY have the 1st declension endings.  If a noun is 2nd declension it may ONLY have the 2nd declension endings. 

Complete the chart with the correct endings:

Singular Plural Singular Plural
Nominative _____ _____ _____ _____
Accusative _____ _____ _____ _____

If a noun has a nominative ending, that means it must function as the _______________ in the sentence. 
If a noun has the accusative ending, that means it must function as the ____________________ (2 words) in the sentence.

And adjective is a word that is modifying a ____________________.  In Latin, because word order does not determine function, it also does not determine what noun an adjective is modifying.  Adjectives may not even appear next to the noun it is modifying.  Therefore, in order to determine what noun an adjective is modifying, the two (noun and adjective) must agree in:

1. ____________________

2. ____________________

3. ____________________

Since we have only learned nouns of the 1st and 2nd declensions, and likewise have only learned adjectives in the 1st and 2nd declensions, the noun and adjective will have the EXACT same endings.  There is only ONE instance in which this is not true and that will be with the noun agricola. 

Agricola is a 1st declension noun; however, it is NOT feminine.  It is called a pain noun because it takes the 1st declension endings BUT it is masculine.  Thus, if an adjective modifies it, the adjective will take 2nd declension endings.

Write the nominative and accusative, singular and plural forms for “good farmer.”

Singular Plural

Nov. 27, 2011

Chapter 4 test formC

from:Fatica, Atsuko


To Pre-Algebra Students,

Chapter 4 test - Form C is due on Monday, 11-28.

Helpful Hint:

Problem #20  How many cookies do you box per hour? How many cookies does your brother box per hour?(but your brother did not box any cookies for first 1/2 hour, so whatever minus 6). The verbal model is: The rate you box per hour = The rate your brother box per hour − 6

Problem #26 The total cost = 50, What are the costs?

Also, Chapter 5 test form B is due on Monday.



Nov. 09, 2011

Moby Dick 36,41,42

from:Clegg, Mark

to:Reading 7-8

Read the above for Friday.

Oct. 12, 2011

Homeworks and class works

from:Fatica, Atsuko


Homework reminder:
Homework needs to be turned in by the due date. For each day past the deadline, a penalty of 10 percent will be taken from the homework grade. If you have any questions on a homework problem, please contact me. I will help the best I can.

Please do your best to pay attention in the class. Attention is very critical to your short term and long term memory.

Atsuko Fatica