Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Around School

Our October bulletein boards around school

Η Ελλάδα και η Ειρήνη

This is what we did today
in afternoon Greek School. 
Thank you to the blog 5ο Νηπιαγωγείο Τρίπολης for the super cute idea! 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Η Ελληνική Σημαία coloring page

This Greek Flag drawing was created especially for the Time for Greek School blog by a very talented young lady, Anthe Mitrakos. Last March, Anthe and her sister Vasiliki established the Ariston Foundation.  The Ariston Foundation's mission is to award, through merit-based scholarships, individuals of Greek descent exemplifying academic excellence;  to organize special events; and to fund activities and projects celebrating the Hellenic language and culture.  The Mitrakos sisters also publish the new Portes Magazine that celebrates the
 "Best of Everything Greek". 
Like Portes on Facebook for updates on the upcoming edition of the magazine. 

a page from the recent edition of Portes Magazine

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

OXI Day resources from

Many useful resources for OXI Day can be found at    Click here to go

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The giant and the dwarf- OXI Day story

Please visit the site below to find a well known story that explains why we celebrate OXI day.  Today in class we acted it out along with learning our OXI day vocabulary.  It is from the 2nd grade language book used in Greece.

for more ideas on how to use this story in your classroom visit the following blog

OXI word work

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Greek Sign Language alphabet cards

Last year, the Kindergarten class really enjoyed learning how to sign the Greek alphabet.  We had fun using our  new sills in signing to spell our names and simple words in Greek. This year, I decided to make flashcards with the letters to use during circle time and to play games.   
 Get your own set, click below.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Usage Based Instruction

Over the summer, I was able to attend a seminar on Usage Based Instruction in teaching foreign language at a local university.  Take a look at what Dr. Seraphima Gettys has to say about how we teach foreign languages and how students respond.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Ο λαγός και η χελώνα

Today we begin reading Aesop's Fables in Class.  One a week, until the end of the school year.  Enjoy!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Η Γοργώ και το πασχαλινό αβγό

A cute video for children learning Greek about Holy Week and Pascha with Mormo.  Mormo is a character developed by the University of Crete (an alien from outer space)  that is in a series of short videos that help children learn Greek as a second/foreign language.  Enjoy

Monday, April 2, 2012

25η Μαρτίου

Τα χελιδόνια μας

Καλή Άνοιξη!

Pascha basket goodies

I have always had a hard time finding things to put in my kid's Pascha baskets.  I am not a big fan of bunnies and chocolate so I try to find unique items that celebrate their Orthodox faith and Greek heritage.  Having four children with very traditional Greek names, it has always been a challenge to find things printed with their names... until I saw that custom engraves things in Greek .  Take a look at  what this shop has to offer at  One of a kind items engraved in Greek for everyone on your list. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Spring is my favorite time of year... there is so much going on! Lent, flowers blooming, birds chirping, warmer weather and longer days here in the Midwest. We began our Spring unit a few days ago, here is what we are learning.....