Guidelines and Expectations for Magistra Haycock's Latin II

 

Welcome to Latin II! I am looking forward to an exciting year of studying Latin and classical civilization. Success in Latin demands constant memorization and review of material learned this year AND last year. I will incorporate review activities and memorization drills into the class along with explanations and practice. Nevertheless, you MUST study on your own time in a very deliberate way, and complete homework for every Latin class. You should allow 20-25 minutes for homework every night.

 

Semper Paratus (always prepared) is the unofficial motto of our class. You are expected to bring to class every day:

1. Your textbook

2. A pen or pencil

3. A 3-ring notebook (You are expected to take notes and to save all handouts distributed in class in your notebook.)

4. Case and verb charts

5. Completed homework

6. A positive attitude

 

Class Conduct:

1. Be prompt

2. Be attentive

3. Be courteous to others

4. Be responsible for your own education – ask questions when you don’t understand something; sign up for extra help when needed (I teach during E, F, and G blocks. I am part time this year and won’t be on campus for A or B blocks. Otherwise, you can probably find me in room 307). Please make up missed work promptly. I will enter an “M” in the gradebook for work missing due to an excused absence. This “M” calculates as a zero, but you will receive full credit when the work is turned in.

5. Nota bene: Any unauthorized absence from class will exclude you from participation in co-curricular activities that school day (and more importantly, we would miss you!).  You are responsible for reading and following the school’s attendance policy as stated in the Handbook for Students and Parents.

 

Homework:

1. As noted above, there is homework for every class. Typical assignments include translations, syntax and comprehension exercises, derivative and culture activities, vocabulary review.

2. Homework will be checked every day. Any missing homework will be considered a zero and averaged into your homework grade.

3. Homework is meant to prepare you for success on assessments and exams. This preparation can not happen if you do not regularly complete the homework with your own best effort.  

4. You are permitted to miss one homework per quarter without penalty.

 

 

 

 

A Word About Technology:

Please remember that our friends Quintus and Caecilius survived without electronic devices (e.g. cell phones) and so can you! Cell phones must be switched off and out of sight for the entire duration of class. If you need to leave class to use the restroom, your cell phone must remain in the classroom. Plan to take notes on paper. You may only have your laptop open during specified times during class. Studies show that frequent toggling between tasks greatly reduces productivity. For this reason, you must have iMessage disabled on your laptop during class and you may only have tabs open that pertain to the work we are doing in Latin class.

 

Grading: Your grade will be based upon your test grades (55%), quiz grades (30%), and homework and participation (15%).

Your final grade for the year will be weighted as follows:

1st Q:  22.5%   2nd Q: 22.5%   3rd Q: 22.5%   4th Q: 22.5%        

Final Exam: 10%

Textbooks: This course cover stages 18-20 in the Cambridge Latin Course Unit 2 and stages 21-31 in the Cambridge Latin Course Unit 3.

 

CCHS Grading Scale:

                97-100=A+         87-89=B+                       77-79=C+                       67-69=D+

                  93-96=A           83-86=B                          73-76=C                          63-66=D

                  90-92=A-          80-82=B-                        70-72=C-                        60-62=D-