Monday, August 8, 2016

Please don't use my Time for Greek School banner

Please don't use my 
Time for Greek School Banner

Many of you know that I have had this Greek education blog for close to 10 years. It is a space I created to share my experiences teaching Greek as a second language in America.  This has been a labor of love, as I believe in passing on our culture, language and traditions to the next generation. 

I am all for collaboration, as I have learned so much from following blogs of both English teachers in America and Greek teachers from Greece.  Feel free to download and use materials that are posted on this blog... that is why I post them.  I am always amazed when I get emails from around the world telling me that they use my material in their classes. 

 I kindly ask though that you refrain from using my blog banner that says Time for Greek School in any way.  This banner was created for me by a dear friend who believes in the value of Greek education.  If you like my banner,  send me a message and I can get you in contact with my graphic designer, 

Thank you,
Presvytera Georgia

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Μήλα με τα μικρά

It is a challenge to find meaningful and level appropriate books in Greek for kids in the United States. I wish there was a Greek Barnes and Noble to browse for books that my students would enjoy.  So many times I have ordered books from Greece, only to be disappointed because the story itself was too long, or the language was so beyond my student's level.  

These past few weeks in PreK,  the English teachers have been focusing on apples.  Besides the song Μήλο μου κόκκινο, I really didn't have anything age appropriate for 3-4 year olds.  So I took English books and translated them for the class.  One of my all time favorite books by Dr. Seuss,  Ten Apples up on Top, was a great success.  The kids loved counting the apples and following the actions of the silly lion, dog and tiger.

.  To review we made these cute characters from the book with apples on top of their heads.

A few days later we read the book Apple Farmer Annie, which describes all the different things we can make with apples. 

All week the students were asked "Πώς προτιμάς τα μήλα σου;" Then the little 3 and 4 year old toddlers began asking each other.  They had so much fun, we decided to make a chart to see what apple product was the most popular.

As you can see from the photo below, it was a tie between apple pie and apple juice.