Saturday, May 25, 2013


I've caught the thing that's been going around at school.  I don't have the fever, but there's this extreme lethargy and fatigue thing.  Tertia had it too, with some cold symptoms.  She stayed home yesterday.  I just wished I could, but I had to give pretest quizzes.  And I brought them home to grade over the long weekend.  I've been going to bed relatively early and this morning, I woke up at 8:30 and was still tired enough to want to take two naps during the day.  I can't remember the last time I slept in until 8:30.

"Thanks are justly due for boons unbought." -- Ovid.  This is the most challenging quote I have yet encountered while playing cryptograms.

Here are some other quotes I've liked well enough to copy down:

"There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol. " -- Joseph Addison

"The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts." -- C.S. Lewis

And it really is a desert out there.  I think that is a good way to introduce some Latin bloopers, brought to you by 6th grade.  If various 6th graders are to be believed,
  • Virgil, not Vesuvius, destroyed Pompeii
  • during the reign of Antoninus Pius, Rome was at its greatest expense
  • Marcus Aurelius - the fall of Rome started at the end of his rein
  • Hadrian - he was educated by the Geeks
  • they will warn? - monebut
  • "The enemys' part is in the hill."
  • "On account of heaven Gaulls soldier's are in war."
  • or is it "soilders"?
  • Tiberius was the greatest orator in Rome.
Like it or not, it appears there is still a lot of work for me to do.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I loved those bloopers! Some of them might even be considered true! LOL