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REVIEW: Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek!

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This year Team KEMP Academy decided to learn Greek with the help of a curriculum created by Karen Mohs of Greek ‘n’ Stuff.  For approximately five weeks we have been learning this language via the Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! – Level 3 Set which includes the Student Workbook, “Full Text” Answer Key, Flash Cards, and the Pronunciation CD.

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Going through this language as a family has definitely been fun, interesting, and full of adventure.  The Greek language has often been associated with higher education, finer lifestyles, and biblical scholarship so one might find it initially intimidating.  At first, I was a bit hesitant in attempting to learn Greek because my only familiarity of the language included a few mythology lessons in high school and several academic organizations in college.  Growing up in the south I’ve also heard quite a few preachers break down scripture using Greek which was always a sign that they attended seminary.  However, after a quick discussion with the family, Bear had convinced us all that we could handle the language and shouldn’t skip out on the opportunity to truly try something we’re not familiar with.  A few weeks in and I’m so glad we all listened to the courageous Kemp.

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Even though we are newbies at this language, Level 3 is recommended because it starts with a review of the Greek alphabet as well as previously taught vocabulary from Level 1 and Level 2.  Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! – Level 3 Set is thirty-six lessons which include reviews, plenty of activities to practice reading and writing, and bible copy work.  To complete the bible copy work a Greek interlinear version of the New Testament and blank journal/notebook must also be purchased.  Bible copy work begins with the book of John and students are encouraged to start copying only one word each session and add more as they progress in the curriculum.  This allowed practice of correctly placing accents, punctuation, and breathing marks.

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The provided schedule of lessons suggests students complete one lesson in the student workbook per day.  Our homeschool will continue to complete a lesson daily, Monday through Thursday during the upcoming school year.  The Flash Cards were located in the back of the Student Workbook and I just cut them out, affixed them to colored paper, laminated the set, and placed them in Ziploc bag for storage.  The process didn’t take long but you can also purchase the Flash Cards on a Ring to avoid having to personalize your family’s set of flash cards.  The Pronunciation CD is definitely a MUST HAVE because there were a few words that I have been mispronouncing.  If it wasn’t for the CD, I would’ve never known and definitely could have passed my ill-informed Greek to my children.  The alphabet song is easy to learn, teach to others, and would be a great way to introduce the language to young children.  I even found myself singing it to the preschool class during Vacation Bible School.

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Overall I thing this will continue to be a good fit the Team KEMP Academy because it introduces the language in small doses and has plenty of repetition.  Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! – Level 3 Set  breaks down the language all while including activities that challenge you to dig a bit deeper and increase knowledge daily.  The courageous Kemp, Bear, has enjoyed using these items and never forgets to practice the flash cards everyday.  Funny that I have to remind him to clean his room, but he reminds me to practice Greek ‘n’ Stuff.  I wonder why…

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You can check out additional Homeschool Review Crew blog posts featuring more products offered by Greek ‘n’ Stuff via this multilingual hyperlink.  There you will find reviews on the Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! – Level 2 as well as several KJV and NIV bible studies including Jonah & Ruth, Esther, I Samuel, and Acts.

 

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TaNeisha κ.

 

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We CONQUERED Kindergarten!

I’d like to start blog off by giving my family a super High-5 and Double Fist Pump for having an awesome homeschool year! Oh yeah! We did it!! We kicked Kinder’s butt!

For our curriculum this year we used My Father’s World and we supplemented with various workbooks, unit studies I created, and library items. We attended eight field trips, joined a great Christian homeschool group, and even hosted a Super Science class at our local recreation center. YES, you read correctly, we did all of that while welcoming a new, SURPRISE BABY into our family and adjusting our lives accordingly. We did that! We kicked Kinder’s butt!!

WE DID IT BY THE GRACE OF THE MOST HIGH, SOVEREIGN GOD!

I’m truly enjoying our homeschool journey and watching my children grow academically and family grow closer through the process. God is so good! I’m grateful for my King, my husband that has allowed the opportunity to train our arrows. I’m also extremely appreciative for those that support our journey and encourage us. We give God all the praise for an awesome year and look forward to a fantastic first grade school year.

Homeschool was our choice and it is working well for us but no matter how your family decides to educate your children be sure to stay involved. Encourage your children daily, be present at the school often, and communicate with all staff involved in your child’s school day. I’m talking ALL STAFF! Say hello to the lunch lady and bus monitor, wave at the teacher’s aid, and hug the teacher. Make your presence known so every person knows your child’s education is important to you. Keep your arrows sharp.

If you’re interested in items I used during our Kindergarten year, details on My Father’s World, and a homeschool room tour, check out the videos below. Additional videos can be found via my youtube channel.

Make this week educational,
~Ta’Neisha K.~

Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons

My Father’s World Kindergarten Haul

My Father’s World Kindergarten Organization

My Father’s World Kindergarten FINAL Review

Kindergarten Room Tour

Educational Video Games

Dinosaur Unit Study

Fall, Leaf Unit Study

Teaching Time and Money

Great Things of 2014 – 1st Quarter

Can you believe the first quarter of the year is almost over?!?! Time is truly flying by but that must be because I’m enjoying every moment of life. Here are some great things that have happened to me during the first quarter of 2014.

First, as a family we’ve enjoyed getting to know our newest member. Our youngest is now 4 months and he is so much fun. We enjoy loving him and are still amazed about his surprise arrival.

Second, our homeschool made it through new baby boot camp and we are back to our normal schedule. I’m so appreciative of all the advice I received about how to teach with a newborn. The best advice was to enjoy the baby, which is what we did. Of course it was hard at first but things did get easier as time progressed. Now he even sits in the classroom with us.

Third, I enjoyed a fun night out with my friends. We attended a concert for one of my best friend’s birthdays. I enjoyed the event but I did call and check on my three kings constantly. Daddy survived his first time keeping two rather than one and told me to “stop calling and enjoy myself.” Check out my blonde hair and gold makeup.

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Fourth, my family has continued our commitment to fitness. We’ve been walking to the park several times a week, we play family basketball, race each other, do jumping jacks, etc. It feels great to enjoy the outdoors together. I also find that exercising together makes it more enjoyable for me.

Fifth, I decided to laugh more often. I saw this tweet from UberFacts
@UberFacts tweeted at 9:17pm – 14 Mar 14: Children laugh an average of 400 times a day, while adults laugh about 15 times a day. This saddened me and I made it my mission to truly LOL a lot more. If I find it funny I don’t giggle, I literally laugh out loud. This has made me feel great. I suggest you try it. My children will not out laugh me. Even typing that last sentence made me laugh.

There are so many great things that happened to me and my family during the first quarter of this year. In life it is easy to focus on the bad things for an extended time and briefly enjoy the good things. I’m not doing that anymore. Life is too short to skim over the great things.

For more great things check out my recent video.

Make this week grand,

~Ta’Neisha K.~