Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! – Level 2 From Greek ‘n’ Stuff (A Review)

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Today, I will be reviewing, Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! – Level 2 from Greek ‘n’ Stuff.

We were extremely excited to be a part of reviewing this product! The most Greek we knew was the word χιόνι (Snow) which is the name of one of our cats! Okay, so why did I name our white cat Snow, seems like a silly question, but why Greek? Well, that question is easy, I have been in love with everything Greek since I was a small child.  I have passed this love down to my daughter as well! We are so blessed to live a stones-throw away (55 minute drive) from a lovely Greek community. One of our favorite pastimes is driving down there to enjoy a Greek dinner.

Kira was elated when her package arrived from  Greek ‘n’ StuffThe package contained the worktext book, the CD, the answer key and the flashcards, (which are in the worktext book) normally, the lesson is two letters per day at first, but as Kira is older, we did four letters per day.  There is a quiz available on the  Greek ‘n’ Stuff website to help you determine which level is best to start out with.  As Kira knew virtually nothing, we opted for  Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! – Level 2.

The pace is easy to follow with one page a day.  30 lessons are included.  There are wonderful flashcards which Kira had an absolute blast memorizing.  This time, Kira decided to include her father in on the fun.  It became an evening routine.  Every night when he came home, before dinner Kira would hand him her flash cards and let him test her.  I think he, too, was learning some Greek! Kira says the repetition of the cards helped her immensely.

Each lesson is clear and concise.  Kira enjoyed herself immensely, learning a little more Greek each day!

There, thankfully, is a pronunciation CD.  Although the book does provide a phonic spelling, I still recommend the CD.

Now, Kira loves learning, especially a new language.  She has been studying Spanish for a few years now.  Within as much, I knew she would not have an issue trying to learn another language.  When I asked Kira about Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! – Level 2 from Greek ‘n’ Stuff, she boasted how much easier this lesson was compared to her other language lessons.  She touted that an actual text book as opposed to a strictly auditory lesson makes a world of difference.

Although Kira is certainly not ready for us to take that 55 minute drive and order her dinner completely in Greek just yet, she certainly is learning more Greek than I had ever imagined.  The fact that her father has helped is also an extra big bonus for me!

I look forward to getting Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! – Level 3 Set next.

Both Kira and I highly recommend Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! – Level 2 from Greek ‘n’ Stuff. This wonderful program will have your child speaking Greek in no time!

 

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Review Of Appalachian Trail Unit Study

Applachian Unit Review

Today I am reviewing The Old Schoolhouse Magazine’s Appalachian Trail Unit Study.  There are so many wonderful units to chose from.  Picking one to start is not easy! You can find this unit as well as many others here-http://www.theoldschoolhouse.com/shop/

My daughter, Kira, personally chose The Old Schoolhouse Magazine’s Appalachian Trail Unit Study.   Click here to view the unit.  Always a nature lover, it certainly came as no surprise to me that she did! I must admit that I ,too, was quite excited to teach (and yes even learn) this lesson with her! I like allowing her input on all of our educational materials. This helps create an environment that seems less forced.  I have found that Kira learns more when she feels she has some control with each lesson.

The Appalachian Trail: A Unit Study certainly has not disappointed us!

Before we began I let my daughter read the unit.  I could sense her excitement immediately.  I must tell you, nothing makes me happier than when Kira is eager to learn.  Giddy with excitement she said to me, “Mommy, we have to go to the library!”  The library has become our home away from home.  Since the age of 3 (she is now 12), Kira has loved going to the library.  It is routine for us to return with at least a dozen books for her.  Her love of reading is inspiring.

Before even beginning the unit itself the teaching began.  At the library Kira had to use her Dewey Decimal System knowledge. With a bit of assistance from the librarian, we quickly found a few titles for Kira to use with the unit.

As Kira read her library books, I read the unit.  I found myself learning as I went along! The unit was absolutely more than I had ever anticipated, actually.  A wealth of information in one unit. I found myself bragging to a few friends who also home school. All before Kira even actually began using it!

Once Kira was ready I let her begin. Then……it…..happened………….SILENCE! She was so enthralled that you could hear a pin drop!

Appalachian Trail Kira Study

This unit is absolutely thorough and complete.  The Old Schoolhouse Magazine’s Appalachian Trail Unit Study touched on each subject we currently are using which gave us extra lessons as well. The lesson also fell right in with our Fall studies of American Indians!

I absolutely recommend this to every home school parent. The only trouble Kira had was navigating links, which I quickly sorted for her.

Kira said that she is learning quite a bit and that she found this lesson extremely fun.  She also has informed us that she is ready to walk at least part of the trail.

Here is a sample from the unit that Kira has done.  If you are a fan of crossword puzzles (I know I am) you might enjoy this one!

kiras-crossword

 

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