Using the Second Declension in Translation

After coming back from break, we spent the first few days reviewing, and last week the review continued with several days of translation practice. For homework students translated three installments of the story Echo & Narcissus, which we went over in class. We also took a quiz on translating sentences as well as parsing the nouns and verbs used in them. We wrapped up the week by beginning to compose a list of uses for the ACCUSATIVE and ABLATIVE cases on sheets of paper that will be useful for as long as the students study Latin. These are designed to be a handy way of studying and double-checking information.

This upcoming week we will be starting Chapter 4 of our textbook. We will learn how to decline the neuter portion of the second declension and how to use Latin adjectives correctly.