• Shurley Grammar 6

    Shurley English 6 for January 31st

    This week complete Chapter 18, Lessons 1-4.  Everyone did a great job in class on Friday, and I am especially pleased with the Fable rewrites. For composition this week, read “The Ant and the Grasshopper” and complete “Three Plot Components” and Variations: Part 1.  We will continue with the lesson in class on Friday. Keep up the excellent work!

  • 9th-12th Literature

    9th-12th Literature

    Jan. 24   Introduction to the Theban Plays in Sophocles I, pp. 1-8 “Riddles of One and Many: Oedipus Tyrannus” [Oedipus the King] in Heroes of the City of Man  (pp. 305-334) [You may read this before or after you read the play.] Sophocles: Oedipus the King, pp. 9-77

  • Shurley Grammar 6

    Shurley English 6 for January 24th

    Please finish Chapter 17 this week, except for Lesson 5, the writing assignment.  Chapter 17 deals with quotation rules, so study well References 48-51. For composition, type or rewrite your “Ant and the Chrysalis” story to turn in on Friday.  Don’t forget to underline your Figures of Description (FODs) and label them at the end of the sentence in which they are written.  For example:  A cool breeze tickled the ant’s back as he searched for food. (Anemographia)  The last thing to do on this lesson is to go over reduction (page 12, #2).  We will do the reduction together in class Friday. Make sure your line doesn’t go through your words…

  • First Form Latin, Year 2

    First Form Latin, Year 2 for January 24th

    We have come to another review lesson, Lesson XXVII. This week the quiz will be on just the charts on page 68 of the instruction book. The following week’s quiz will be on the vocabulary and sayings. on page 69. Go ahead and do worksheet 1 and 3 of Lesson XXVII this week. When you say your prayers, remember:  “Pater Noster, Qui es in Caelis”

  • 9th-12th Literature

    January 17th-Literature

    Aeschylus: The Euminides Introduction in Aeschylus I, pp. 29-31 (about The Euminides) Finish “Blessings of Terror: The Euminides” in Heroes of the City of Man (pp. 284-295) “Furies Find a Home” in Heroes, pp. 295-304 Chart out the line of blood throughout the family tree of Atreus What seems to be the Author’s Purpose in writing  The Orestia?

  • Shurley Grammar 6

    Shurley English 6 for January 17th

    Hello!  We are NOW on Chapter 15. Please complete Lessons 1-4. For vocabulary list #1, I gave you a sheet with all the information but the sentence.  Study it, and make up a sentence using the vocabulary word.  Do not do Lesson 5. Classical Composition:  We started Lesson 1, The Ant and the Chrysalis in class.  Before doing the Three Plot Points on page 10, review the terms; recognition, reversal, and suffering. Next, do #2 under Variations: Part 1, page 11. Do Variations: Part 2 on page 13.  Then finish the outline on page 11.  We almost finished it in class. And finally, work on memorizing the three terms on page 12;…

  • First Form Latin, Year 2

    First Form Latin, Year 2 for January 17th

    This week finish Lesson XXVI workbook pages and review the lesson for the quiz.  You will be quizzed on the chart (exactly like the last quiz) and you will need to be able to put the vocabulary in any form asked, such as:  faith (gen/pl) = fiderum.  Also, your bonus will come from the answers to workbook page 138, section IV.  I’ll give you the English to one of the translations, and you will give me the Latin. Happy studying!

  • First Form Latin, Year 2

    First Form Latin, Year 2 for January 10th

    Happy New Year!  I want to start by telling you how overwhelmed and grateful I am at the outpouring of love that you showed to me on the last Friday before break.  Thank you for all the wonderful goodies!  I so enjoyed hearing you sing Adeste Fideles in both Latin and English.  If fact, at one point I almost lost track of what I was playing because I was paying so much attention to your sweet voices! This week we start Lesson  XXVI. Friday you will be quizzed on all of page 66, the saying, chart, and vocabulary words.  Start working on the workbook pages, but they are not due…