A Year in F7 – Week 16

Monday, November 26th – Day 70

  1. Warm up: Christmas/Holiday Songs
  2. Card Talk – what did you do for Thanksgiving?

Prep Time: 0 minutes

I had students draw two pictures—one was about something that did over the break, and the second was something that they didn’t do, but seemed like something that they would.  After collecting the cards, I displayed them on the document camera. 

  1. Picture Talk: verum an falsum

We looked at six or seven students’ pair of Card Talk Pictures and tried to guess which picture was true and which was false.

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Quick Quiz (over whatever was discussed during the PictureTalk)

Prep Time: 0 minutes


Tuesday, November 27th – Day 71

  1. Card Talk/Picture Talk continued

I decided to continue the activity from yesterday, because it was such a hit with all of my classes.

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Discipulus Illustris/Interview

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Draw and Discuss: Roman Temple Introduction

I described a Roman temple and the students drew the temple along with me.  I focused on the vocabulary from Magister Craft’s “Templum Romanum” video.  Some of the students seemed to like the change of pace from stories to nonfiction (history, religion, and architecture).

              Prep Time: 15 minutes


Wednesday, November 28th – Day 72

  1. Picture Talk: Roman temple

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Watch and DiscussMagister Craft “Templum Romanum”

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Word Chunk Game (Templum Romanum)

Prep Time: 10 minutes


Thursday , November 29th – Day 73

  1. Quiz – True or False (based on the story)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

  1. Reading Activity – Ridiculum! (variation of “Stultus”)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

  1. Story-Asking: animal who is about to be sacrificed; based on the vocabulary from Magister Craft “Templum Romanum”

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Write and Discuss – deus ex machina/ begin OWI

Prep Time: 0 minutes

Afterwards, I typed up the stories for reading next week. Here’s an example (in Latin):

olim in Roma antiqua erat porcus. porcus erat parvus et bonus. nomen porco erat Ubito.  etiam in Roma antiqua erat vir.  nomen viro erat Rufus.  Rufus erat stultus et malus et crudelis.  Rufus erat sacerdos Saturni et laborat apud templum Saturni.

Quodam die Rufus sacerdos volebat sacrificare animal.  Putabat: volo sacrficare animal. Rufus porcum vidit et exclamavit: “ecce porcus! porcus erit (will be) sacrificium bonum! Saturno placent porci! volo sacrificare porcum!”

porcus sacerdotem audivit et timuit! porcus putabat: “eheu! Sacerdos vult sacrificare me! nolo sacrificare!” porcus fugit.  circum templum sunt multae columnuae.  porcus se celavit.  porcus se celavit post templum.  porcus se celavit post templum post columnam magnam!

sacerdos porcum vocat: “soo-weee!” sacerdos iterum et iterum et iterum porcum vocat: “soo-weee!”  porcus sacerdotem audivit et timuit! sacerdos exclamat: “ubi est porcus?”

Rufus sacerdos porcum quaesivit. primum Rufus porcum quaesivit in latrina.  Rufus latrinam caute inspexit.  Rufus porcum non invenit in latrinam.  In latrina erat odor malus!

Deinde Rufus ovem quaesivit in flammis in ara..  Rufus flammas caute inspexit.  Rufus porcum non invenit in flammis.

Deinde Rufus ovem quaesivit in summa templi.  Rufus templum ascendit.  Eheu! Difficile erat ascendere templum! in summa templi Rufus ovem non invenit.  Rufus descendit.  erat timidus! exclamavit: “ubi est ovis?!”


Friday, November 30th – Day 74

  1. Dictatio (based on Templum Romanum)

Story about a pig being sacrificed by a Roman priest, told from the pig’s POV.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

  1. OWI – deus ex machina

We create a scene describing how the gods miraculously save the pig from the “Dictatio” Story.

Prep Time: 0 minutes

  1. Write/Discuss: the resolution of the story

Prep Time: 0 minutes

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