Salvete, Parents and 5th grade Latin scholars!

Welcome to studying the fabulous world of ancient Rome! I'll be your guide - Magistra Daugherty. (Magistra is Latin for teacher.)

A little bit about me - my favorite color is green, I love COFFEE (yum!!), I was born and raised in Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!), and in my spare time I like to go paragliding -(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7foQQ_EWl4Q&feature=youtu.be).

This summer I spent 6 weeks in Italy learning about archaeology and excavating a Roman tomb from over two thousand years ago! I look forward to sharing all my adventures with you, and I am excited to be teaching you this fall!


external image jarashh.jpg



* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Our first quarter we will focus on fun Latin vocabulary (how to say “My dog ate my homework” or “I am great!” and more – all in the ancient language of the Romans), not to mention all the adventures (and misadventures) of the Olympian gods. Here is a preview of our detailed class syllabus (see below). Caveat: It is rather detailed indeed! We are going to spend part of the first week going over this syllabus and practicing procedures so you'll know them like the back of your eyelids. :)


For now, here are the supplies you will need for Latin class: a 9x11 GREEN spiral notebook, a thin GREEN folder, pens and pencils, and a thingamajig of scotch tape.


Considering school supplies are on sale now, and knowing that some of you are plagued with a backpack monster who likes to chew up your notebooks, it might not be a bad idea to buy an extra green notebook now.
I’d also recommend some sort of pencil pouch or case so you won’t lose your pencils! (For a complete list of 5th grade supplies, see the home page.)

So until I see you on September 3rd – our first day of class – here are a few crazy Latin websites you can visit for fun and some suggested summer reading.

Suggested Fun Summer Reading

The Roman Mysteries: The Thieves of Ostia by Caroline Lawrence

Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks or Rotten Romans by Terry Deary

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Links
An Odyssey online - interactive exploration of Greek culture and my new favorite website:
http://carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/GREECE/welcome.html

A clickable reconstruction of the Roman Forum http://intranet.grundel.nl/thinkquest/homeforum.html

5000 years of history in 90 seconds http://www.mapsofwar.com/images/EMPIRE17.swf

A Latin zoo! http://bestiarialatina.pbworks.com/w/page/24170938/FrontPage

Get to know Minimus – we’ll be using this textbook http://www.minimus-etc.co.uk/FlashStuff/minimus_games.htm

Would you like to try to decipher the news in an ancient language? http://ephemeris.alcuinus.net/

If you have any questions, you may contact me at jdaugherty@latinpcs.org

Carpe diem, omnes!

-Magistra Daugherty