• Rhetoric

    Classical Rhetoric

    UPDATED SYLLABUS 2019-2020 Date Assignment Aug. 29                      Introduction and overview. Read Introduction to Rhetorica ad Herennium (esp. pp. xviii-xxi). Aug. 30                        Read Rhetorica, Book I, pp. 3-23 (through para. VII).  Outline and be prepared to discuss the five canons                                        of rhetoric (p. 7), means by which they may be attained, the six parts of a discourse (p. 9), the four types                     …

  • First Form Latin, Year 2

    First Form Latin, Year 2 for November 1st

    This week is a review week for 3rd declension.  Begin working through Lesson XXIV. Your quiz this week will be on the 3rd declension chart on page 62 and the vocabulary.  This is ALL review.  Make sure you know the full definition form for each vocabulary word.  For example:  heart, cor, cordis, n. Parents, I will be emailing 1st quarter grades this week. Finally, Macte hac Gloria! to Asa for winning the review game last Friday! You will receive your praemium on Friday!!!

  • Shurley Grammar 6

    Shurley English 6 for November 1st

    Well, it certainly has been an eventful weekend in Tupelo and the surrounding areas!  Many yards need some extra attention this week, so I am deleting the writing assignment for this week’s lessons.  All you need to do is finish lessons 2-4 of Chapter 9. Also, parents, I will be sending out grade averages for the first quarter by email this week.

  • 3rd-6th History

    4th-6th History

    History Syllabus 2nd Semester   Week 16 January 6-10 This week: Study Fast Facts #16 (Quiz on Friday) Practice recitation: Romans 1:18-23 and 25. Due January 31.     Reading Discussion Other Day 1 Read Child’s History of the World, Ch. 11   Study Fast Facts   Day 2 Read Streams of Civilization, “Greek City-States and Colonies” pp. 116-119 in 1st ed. or pp. 133-136 in 3rd ed.   Study Fast Facts Day 3 Read Lycurgus, in Famous Men in Greece       Study Fast Facts Day 4 Read Streams of Civilization, “Greek City-States and Colonies” pp. 119-121 in 1st ed. or pp. 136-138 in 3rd ed.   Study…

  • 9th-12th Literature

    Oct. 25th

    I hope everyone had a wonderful Fall break!  We begin The Odyssey this week. Oct. 25 *Read The Odyssey, Books 1-4 *Read Heroes, “The Image of His Father” *Be able to discuss the review and thought questions

  • Shurley Grammar 6

    Shurley English 6 for October 25th

    I am away from home with food poisoning, and I’m posting this from a very poor memory. This week, please finish all of Chapter 8, EXCEPT for the Lesson 5 writing assignment. Your writing assignment is CHAPTER 9, LESSON 5.  It’s a 3-paragraph essay. Please text me if you have questions. My cell is (662) 397-3234.

  • Shurley Grammar 6

    Shurley English 6 for October 11th

    This week we are working on Chapter 7. We did all of Lesson 1, the practice sentence on page 119 of the Teacher’s Manual, and went over the writing assignment in Lesson 5. Please complete Lessons 2-5 at home this week. Don’t forget to study past pairs of synonyms and antonyms.  There is always a section on the tests about these, and they can really bring down your grade if you don’t refresh your memory! Have a great week!  

  • First Form Latin, Year 2

    First Form Latin, Year 2 for October 11th

    This is our first week of Lesson XXIII, ergo start on the workbook pages for Lesson XXIII, but they are not due until October 25th.  For your quiz this Friday, be prepared to write the third declension neuter chart from scratch, ex nihilo.  Also, the rest of the quiz will be taken from Lesson VII about Principal Parts.  Know what the four PPs are, how to form them, and the four irregular PPs for the verbs on page 25. Remember, per aspera ad astra  you can achieve great things!