I wasn’t homeschooled, but my younger siblings were. There’s a bit of an age gap between me and them, like 17 years. When she started homeschooling them, honestly, I thought she was crazy. Homeschooling wasn’t near as prevalent as it is today, and little did I know that I would soon jump on that bandwagon myself! Anyway, I remember walking past the old desk she used and seeing Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! sitting there. I can still see the yellow flash cards she used with my brother when he was five or six.
For some reason, I don’t remember what phonics, reading, or math curriculum she used- just the Greek. It stood out to me; I was amazed that such small children could be taught a foreign language.
When the Greek program came up for review with the Crew, I was immediately taken back. I couldn’t believe this program was still around (and looked the same) some 10ish years later. This meant it had to be a great product.
Teaching Greek In Your Homeschool
For the review, we received the student text, full-text key, and the Pronunciation CD for Workbooks 3 and 4. After receiving the materials and taking a look through them, I quickly realized we’d need an interlinear bible to go along with the study.
- student book – the lessons and worksheets are all in one book- YAY!
- answer key – a duplication of the workbook with the answers filled in, scheduling suggestions, some English derivatives of the words taught, grammatical over view charts, teacher helps, and more!
- pronunciation CD – pronunciation, alphabet song
We chose to review Level 3 based on the recommendations of the company. Upper Elementary (through adult) students who are just beginning their Greek studies should start Level 3. Level 3 students will review the alphabet and vocabulary taught in the first two levels before beginning an introduction to Greek grammar.
Level 3 was the perfect place to start 14-year-old Julia since she (we) had no previous Greek experience.
Using Hey, Andrew! Teach me some Greek!
The workbook is pretty straight forward. The lessons are labeled and doing one lesson per week seems to be a good speed. Starting with alphabet review and then working into words and (much later) sentences, the speed at which new concepts are introduced is pretty even and easy enough to keep up with.
Here’s a sample of one of the workbook pages she did.
And the corresponding answer key page.
The full-text answer key really saves the day when it comes to grading!
There are many different types of activities in the workbook. Copying, drawing, fill in the blank, matching, coloring . . . I appreciate the way they mix things up (and so does Julia!) so the work doesn’t get tedious.
Other than the two books and the CD, the flash cards are an integral part of the system. You must, must, must review the letters and words.
Our letters and words for flash cards were printed in the back of the book on regular paper. The instructions say to cut out the words, and paste or tape them onto index cards, so that’s exactly what she did. We used some 3×5 cards. There are flash cards that can be purchased to go along with the books. I highly recommend doing that! They are ready to use and come on a handy ring.
Overall, this has been an easy enough course for her to do independently. The teacher involvement is minimal as long as your child is mature enough to do the pages and use the flash cards daily.
We completely recommend Hey, Andrew! Teach Me Some Greek! to homeschooling families everywhere.
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