1) Choosing a Roman name – My name is _____ (Nomen mini est) – Salve!/ Salvete! – How are you? (quid agis?) and responses (optime!/ bene!/ haud male!/ male! And pessime!) – Vale!/Valete!
2) Tell the students the story of the creation of the world – have them act out the story – create an art project by taking a piece of black construction paper to represent Chaos, have the students draw the things that come from Chaos, have the students cut those things out, and glue them to Chaos.
3) Numbers: teach the students to count from 1-12 in Latin, tell the students about the 12 Olympian gods. Have the students act out the story. Draw the gods on the board and have the students come up and count them. Either have the students draw an Olympian god, or give the students small objects, like beans or candy and have them count the objects.
4) Tell the students a story about the cycops Polyphemos. Have them act out the story. Teach the students vocabulary for their body parts. Sing “Head and shoulders knees and toes” with the students in Latin. Draw the Cyclops Polyphemos on the board, and have the students point to his body parts. If time, point to your own body parts, and have the students answer what the Latin word for that body part is.
5) Tell the students the story of Daphne. Have them act out the story. Review body part vocabulary from last week. Retell the story by incorporating the Latin body part vocabulary. If time, sing “Head and Shoulders Knees and Toes” again in Latin.
6) Tell the students the story of Pandora. Have the students act out the story. Use a box cut out template to have the students color then tape together their boxes. Give them another piece of paper and some crayons. Have the students draw bad things. Have them cut out their bad things, and tape them to the box, creating a Pandora’s box.
7) Read them Catullus’s kissing poem. Teach them the phrase “Io, Lupercalia!” Have them make “Io, Lupercalia!” cards for their parents.
8) Tell the students the story of Arachne. Have them act out the story. Teach them some animal words (spider, pig, dog, horse, cat, bird and cow). Have them draw each of the animals, as you say the animal’s name. Draw the animals on the board and have the students come up and identify them.
9) Tell the students the story of the Frog and the Ox from Aesop. Have them act out the story. Show the students a video version of the Frog and the Ox.
10) Tell the students the story of the Fox and the Crow from Aesop. Have them act out the story. Show the students a video version of the Fox and the Crow.
11) Teach the students the Latin words for duck and goose. Play a game of duck, duck, goose (anas, anas, anser) in Latin. Review all the animal names that the students have learned so far by holding up pictures of the animals, and having them identify the animal names.
12) Teach the students colors (red, green, brown, grey, yellow, blue, pink and black). Hold up a piece of paper in each of the colors, and have the students identify the colors of the papers. Hold up the pictures of animals from last week, and have the students identify the colors of the animals.
13) Tell the students the story of Atalanta. Have the students act out the story of Atalanta. Teach the students about Roman food vocabulary (be sure to include apple and cheese, since they have occurred in stories previously). Draw pictures of food on the board, have the students come up to the board and identify the food. Hold up pictures of various foods and have the students identify them in Latin.
14) Tell the students the story of Midas. Have the students act out the story. Watch a video about Midas and his golden touch.
15) Teach the students about 5 different monsters. Have the students draw each of the monsters. Have them create a scary title page that says “Liber Monstrorum.” Bind their monsters into a Monster Book.
16) Teach the students 5 different commands. Have them do the command every time you say the word. Create a story in which you use all of the vocabulary words to make sure that the students understand their meanings.
17) Review the commands from last week by having the students do the action as you say the command. Play Simon Says (Simonus Dicit) with the students in Latin using their 5 command words from last week. Then take the students outside to play freeze tag. Whenever they get frozen the way that they unfreeze themselves is by doing a command that you give them.
- Saturnalia Celebration
- “Hercules” Showing
- Lecture on Greek and Roman Heroes
- Planetarium Show
- Olympic Games for Parents’ Day