As Latin academy rapidly approaches I wanted to discuss a topic that is often a struggle for Academy students, laundry. First, please bring what you need to clean your clothes! The handy checklist on the sidebar lists the needs as “laundry bag, detergent, fabric softener, quarters”. For detergent for some of you who are less familiar with doing your own laundry I recommend bring tide pods or equivalents to make doing laundry easier. They also can be much easier to pack. Fabric softener and dryer sheets, while not strictly necessary, can help make laundry a lot more pleasant. The washing machines and dryers in the building you will be staying in require payment for use so make sure to bring enough quarters for several loads (I believe it is 2 dollars for each load).
Second, plan to wash clothes at academy. This may sound obvious but in previous years we have had students try to pack enough clothing that they would not have to do any laundry. Please do not do this! You will be moving around enough that many of your active wear clothes will get sweaty and need to be washed. Additionally, you will need to wash your academy t-shirts with some regularity. On the flip side of this make sure to pack enough clothing that you don’t have to wash clothes every day. We will be sharing the laundry room with the Japanese academy so you will not have access to the laundry room all the time. Make sure to pack enough clothing to make it through a week or so of academy without having to do laundry.
Finally, some of you may not have washed your own clothes before. I suggest that you do a trial run at home before coming to academy to make sure you are comfortable with the process. We will have limited time to do laundry most days so you need to have your clothes gathered when you plan to wash them, and be aware of when you need to move them to the dryer. The other RAs and I will be there to help out if someone needs it but life will be easier if you come prepared.
I can’t wait to meet all of you in just over a week!
This blog will document the MMXVIII session of the Virginia Governor's Latin Academy. After elections are held, the aediles will be responsible for its upkeep.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgOffice Phone: (804) 496-1589
c/o Governor's Latin Academy
P.O. Box 5005
Ashland, VA 23005
Download these and use them to help with packing:
GLA Clothing Checklist
GLA Essentials Checklist
GLA School Supplies & Optional Checklist
Again, these are not required and I would only get one from each category, if any.
a. Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency
b. Cassell's Concise Latin-English, English-Latin Dictionary
c. Collins Latin Concise Dictionary
a. Athenaze, Book I
b. From Alpha to Omega
c. Alpha is for Anthropos
d. Pocket Oxford Classical Greek Dictionary
Daily Life Books
a. Everyday Life in Ancient Rome
b. Peoples of the Roman World
c. A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome
d. Daily Life in the Roman City
You will need Roman clothing for several of our activities. You might not always have much time between these events, so you might want to bring more than one outfit.
An Overview I & II
Simple Tunica, Stola, and Palla Patterns
Legio XX's Civilian Clothing
Another Simple Dress Pattern
Simple Tunic and Toga Patterns
Legio XX's Military Clothing
Officers of the Academy