Turning Point School Blog

Latin Verb Mosaics
Posted 05/19/2017 12:41PM

In Latin class, Level 6 students are analyzing how mosaics were made and used in ancient Rome. They have also been using music to help them conjugate verbs in the present tense. Last week, they combined both of these activities to create verb mosaics by writing specific verb forms on six different shapes – triangles, rectangles, pentagons, octagons, decagons, and dodecagons.

Each geometric shape corresponded with a different verb ending. Working in pairs, they then created mosaics with the different shapes. The students’ creativity was on display with mosaics depicting faces, initials, "the verb who sailed the seven seas," a temple, and "some verb over the rainbow." Latin is alive in the Middle School!


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Located in the heart of Culver City, we enroll students from the west side of Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, Venice, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey, Hancock Park, Cheviot Hills, and Playa del Rey.


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