Happy Break! I'm so excited to sleep in tomorrow and have a real breakfast! That's how I know break has begun. Here is what you need to accomplish over the time away from school.
Soon after we return we will have our semester exam. The exam will cover everything that we've learned in the first semester including the one-stem verb system, review of case declensions, and vocabulary from Chapters One through Four for all students. Beyond that, Russian 2 students will have information related to counting, numbers, and time expressions in Russian. Russian 3 students will see elements related to modal expressions, imperatives, elements of vagueness and sentence combining. Russian 4 will need to be skilled about the new information related to verbs of placement, the interrogative particle, and other information from Chapter Twelve.
Spend this time over the break preparing and studying daily. I've been doing a lot in these last classes to point out a lot of the gaps you have in your knowledge. Now that you have the time, it's important to focus on these gaps.
Also, if you are missing your writing project or any other grades (other than the viewing on Night Swallows) then make sure that's ready for me when we return.
Use these resources to help you study and prepare over break:
UCLA Online Russian Class with Exercises and Review
Overview of Russian Grammar - Lessons and Vocabulary
Over the break you should focus on finalizing your learning of verb conjugations and case declensions. This is so important to the rest of your learning in Russian. Use the online resources above to help you study and review. There's some great stuff up there to help you review.
You should be able to complete the declension chart I'd given you today in class as well as any of the exercises left. We'll also have our exam on Unit Two after we return from break.
Over the break if you would like to work on your hero narratives or on the extra credit project for Persepolis then please do. We'll be finishing the hero narratives and the larger unit on Persepolis soon after we return from the break.