Thursday, May 16, 2013

"Extra Credit," said the Latin teacher

As the school year is winding down, our calendar is filling up with end-of-the-year activities, and tonight was no exception.  The boys are taking Latin for their foreign language requirements, and the younger one has been involved with the high school Latin club, the Lincoln Troiani.  Their year-end banquet was tonight.  While there, we had a moment to catch up with their Latin teacher who had hoped to put together a student trip to go to Italy this summer, but unfortunately there wasn't enough interest, but she's excited for the opportunity that we have to visit both Italy and Greece.

The school uses the Cambridge Latin Course, and the first level is set in Pompeii.  The boys remember being at Pompeii in 2007, but it was the second half of an all day tour so there is much that could bear repeating. In fact, they both said they would like to do a tour of Pompeii this summer as long as that's all we did on the tour, so that's what we're going to do!  The Latin teacher said tonight that she has told her students that if they do any traveling in Italy or Greece this summer, they are welcome to put together a power-point presentation to share with their class for extra credit next year, so we will be taking photos with that in mind!

VII more school days plus III days of exams.... not that anyone is counting. 

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