Micrologues and story telling only in Latin
I had drawn a pretty good micrologue picture via what we have been taught/used at Rusticatio (with Nancy Llewellyn). It was for stage 31 Adventus, in particular the opening which is also the passage we use for recitations.
It was the first time so I expected some confusion. The amount of effort put into resisting what we were doing was totally annoying. All but two kids did the dictation--and those two just had totally blank boards. I even stopped at one point and pointed to what others were doing so they would know what they should be doing. But they just refused.
The bell rang before I got to additional questioning. I did read it 4 times through, followed with nonne questions thus a 5th time through, the target student read a written version of the passage, and then I had her try to tell me the story. She wasn't my strongest student, but she had volunteered someone else, so that meant I had to pick her. LOL. She was a good sport.
Others, who are actually about the same speed in Latin as this girl, said they were really surprised at how much Latin they understood and seemed to enjoy it.
But those two... ugh.
So I am trying a different one with the preAP Latin 2s tomorrow.
Wish me luck.