Today was the first day of the first ever online Latin Academy! All 45 students and all 9 staff members got on Zoom to meet each other for the first time. The meeting began with a speech from Princeps going over the program. It was interrupted quite often by meowing from her cat, Squeaks!
Students and staff then broke up into groups to introduce themselves by playing the classic game 2 Truths and a Lie. Some favorites from the game include one student whose lie was that he earned 8 language credits at his school. It's a lie because he actually earned 10! Another student shared that they have won a watermelon eating contest, but are also allergic to watermelon. Yet another student shared that he was once covered by approximately a million ticks and he survived!
For the rest of the day today, students will begin preliminary research into this year's theme "nil humani alienum" before getting into their theme project groups tomorrow.
It was so wonderful to meet everyone today!
This blog will document the MMXX virtual session of the Virginia Governor's Latin Academy.