Sept. 11, 2023
Our days get so busy here at the Library. We are running around trying to get kids where they need to be, read a little, have a little fun and so much more. It was important to us , as teachers, that we spend a few moments reflecting on the day. We read a book from the I Survived Series. The Attacks Of September 11, 2001 was written by Lauren Tarshis. This is a great read to spark conversation. We hope your students asked you if you remember. 22 years is a long time ago. There will come a time when many of our parents cannot reflect back, simply because they were not born yet to have witnessed the impact of 9/11.
Greenline Magic: We have partnered with Mountain Community School and Treasure Valley Transit to create some MAGIC in the afternoons. Miss L (Sherry Lynn) has come on board to ride with the kids. She will bring the kids from the bus stop to the Library for a short story, a snack and then load them on the Greenline and head to Cascade. She will be riding the bus with the kids to help with behavior and to read a story or two. We couldn’t call her Miss Sherry, because well, we know this town can only handle one Miss Sherry. (insert smile and wink emoji) Today, our magic quick story was by Tomi dePaola and was the Bubble Factory. When we finished our quick story we turned on the Bubble Machine, which is always a favorite of the students.
The students also read 1/2 of Chapter 5 of Harry Potter. They were able to check out our Diagon Alley pop-up book which really shows where everything is. It is a great little popup.
Today was a Latin day and students read an article about the value and importance of learning Latin. For students who attended Castra Verrucae, this was a review of some of the topics we covered during the summer. On Wednesday, students are to bring a word they don’t know the meaning of to class so we can use Latin to find the meaning.
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023
Today was a Spanish day and we read Mercado, the Heart of the Barrio by Judy Goldman. We learned about the marketplace, its history, and all the items sold there: flowers, spices, herbs, pinatas, and sweets. Everyone had the opportunity to share their favorites. We will finish the book on Thursday.
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023
Today in Latin the class discussed the origin of Megan’s word “indubitably”. First, the students had to look up the Latin word “dubit0” and find out what it means from the dictionary entry. Then we divided the word into parts: the prefix “in” means not, and “dubito” means to doubt. Hence, the meaning, without doubt. Students then found places we will be referring to during our study of Latin on a map of Italy. Students are encouraged to bring an English word they do not know the meaning of to class on Friday.
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023
Today during Spanish class we finished the book Mercado. We had a good discussion about bread, seafood, insects, legumes, grains, vegetables, and toys that are found in markets. Everyone was eager to share their favorites.
Friday, Sept. 15, 2023
Today in Latin class, students wanted to have a certamen (contest) based on the material from Wednesday. Max helped his team win with 25 points. Aiyanna was interested in the etymology of “located”. Everyone looked up the noun “locus” and the verb “loco” to find the meaning. Students read about the origin of Rome and the legend of Romulus and Remus. There will be a certamen on Monday.
Monday, Sept. 18, 2023
Today in Latin class, students learned the origin of the word “vaccination” and how the word” vacca” (cow in Latin) is related to it. We then had a certamen on the origin of Rome. They then learned about Roman names and chose one for themselves.
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023
Today everyone had Spanish and we read Senorita Mariposa by Ben Gundersheimer. We then had an informative discussion about the migration of monarch butterflies and their life cycle.