Okay I confess. I am really struggling with Latin! I am a tutor for a Classical Conversations Community. Translated that’s a co-op where we all use the same classical curriculum and I am called a tutor rather than teacher because I am not necessarily a master in any of the subjects. Rather I am presenting the information and facilitating the memorization of the information. I used to be a high school Spanish teacher, so I figured the Latin would be easy—not so! The verb endings are similar to those in Spanish, but just different enough that I get very confused. Today in my efforts to get the conjugations, I blurted out “amabutt” instead of “amabat.” It took me a while to get why everyone was laughing!
My other blooper of the day was when I shouted out, “What are the three farts of the food chain?” This one, thankfully, was lost on all but the mom sitting in the back. We both burst out laughing!
I am really enjoying the class and still loving being back in the classroom, even though it’s just once a week. I hope I can get a grip on the Latin soon!