First Days

Today is the second day students are back.
Successes: first year enrollment in Latin up by almost 100%.
combined three/four class acquired an eighth member.
second year gained two transfers in
I managed to start off staying in Latin a good deal of the class

Stumbling blocks: my three/four class has no home. Tomorrow we finally get a classroom.
the textbooks got scrambled so I’m having trouble getting textbooks for everyone (my fault)
the computer continues to defeat me, although a colleague is now tutoring me daily.
a student who transferred in from a more heavily grammatical program wowed the class today with her well-formed sentences in a written exercise and her knowledge of grammatical terminology. My students will get the grammar but not until they have internalized more Latin.

At the end of the week I’ll summarize how things have gone.

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