Thursday, July 8, 2010

Great new Kindergarten Resource

This past week, The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese held its biennial Clergy-Laity Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. The Clergy-Laity Congress is a great opportunity for Greek Orthodox Clergy, Laity and Hierarchs from throughout the United States to gather and discuss pertinent issues regarding the Archdiocese and its various departments (National Ministries, Communications, Religious Education, Greek Education etc).

My husband came home tonight with the greatest gift ever... this book (yes, he thinks I'm strange too, but he does indulge my weakness for books!) I spent the evening looking at it and have so many ideas for the next school year.

The book is broken down into 52 chapters with 52 themes. Although it is a translation from what I am assuming to be an English language book (the author is Barbara Backer), it has been well done. Just look at this song that is in the book under the chapter regarding oral hygiene:

Τραγουδήστε το παρακάτω τραγούδι στο
ρυθμό του ¨Ήτανε μια φρεγάτα, παιδιά¨

Τα δόντια μην ξεχάσεις ποτέ,
τα δόντια μην ξεχάσεις.
Βούρτσιζε τα καλά,
για να λαμποκοπάνε.
Βούρτσιζε τα,
για να 'ναι καθαρά.
Τα δόνιτα μην ξεχάσεις ποτέ,
τα δόντια μην ξεχάσεις.
Πλένε τα καλά,
ποτέ να μην πονάνε.
Πλένε τα, να ΄ναι πάντα γερά.

Loosely translated:
Don't ever forget your teeth,
don't forget your teeth.
Brush them well
so they shine
so they're clean.
Don't ever forget your teeth
don't forget your teeth.
Brush them well,
so they never ache.
Brush them well, so they are always healthy.

For the melody of the song visit the site
(look on the left had side, go down to Μπιζέλι Radio
and click the song that says Η Φρεγάτα in the yellow box.)

You can purchase the book from the Orthodox Marketplace website here.

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