Happy First Day of Class! It was really great to meet a bunch of new students as well as reacquainting myself with my старики in Russian II/III. Here are your reminders for tonight's homework - all classes have something to prepare for our next meeting on Wednesday.
Tonight you don't have to do much work in Russian - most of your work will be in English. For tonight write your paragraph in English and then mark the words in a highlighter which will need to be in the NOMINATIVE case when you translate into Russian. Tonight just focus on nominative case. If there is vocabulary you need for your paragraph you can also look up words.
II: Tell me about one thing that you do today. (Only writing in present tense)
III: Tell me about one thing that you did this summer. (Mixture of past and present tense)
Tonight you will need to start learning the first six letters of the Russian alphabet - remember these are not the first six in order, just the easy six. Using your own paper, write the words from the homework sheet at least five times. Practice making your letters. Say the words aloud as you write them. Write this on your own paper so that you can practice making your words nice and neat. We'll begin by reviewing this next class.
Tonight your homework is to complete two things! One - Fill out the parent information sheet either on paper or online (link below). Two - Complete the first draft of your travel paragraph. Make sure that you have all four parts to ensure a complete response! We will work through these a bit more on Wednesday, when we do some peer editing.