Thursday, October 31, 2013

Spartan warriors for Halloween

So of course my two older boys had to be Spartan Warriors for Halloween!

My first published book! "On The First Day of School" by Joanne Karipidis Kefalas

It can be ordered on Barnes and or 

Argyri's school project

I went to Argyri's , my middle sons, class today to help with the Halloween party.  This is how he spelled his name on the project!  How cute in Greek!

Argyri's school project

I went to Argyri's , my middle sons, class today to help with the Halloween party.  This is how he spelled his name on the project!  How cute in Greek!

Making pumpkins

Ta Poulakia class were painting pumpkins today!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Oxi Day celebration 2013

October 28 1940 Was a major day in Greek history.  It was the day the Greek said no (όχι Oxi ) to Mousallini.  The Greek school at Saint Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church had a celebration.  Children sang, danced and read poems regarding this special day, 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The fall tree art project

Ta Poulakia clad which is out 4 year old group made fall trees today!  Then they put on some masks and had some fun with their teacher Kyria Markela!

The varkoula song

Ta Kouklakia class our 2/3 group sings η Βαρκουλα together. Props and all!

Ta Psarakia carving pumpkins

5 year olds in our program carving pumpkins under the instruction of our teacher Despinis Sophia

Ta Psarakia class making the letter epsilon with their bodies

Great way to reinforce letter recognition . Despinis Sophia also had them write the letter in the air!

On the First Day of School book

Well I am starting to order my books.  I will post prices in a bit.  This book will be offered in both soft and hard covers. I am available for book signings and readings. By the way I always visit with Yiayia and her fresh baked koulourakia!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Circle time with Ta Kouklakia class

Leaf ghost art project

Paint a large leaf white and then place google eyes.

Our ghost art projects with Ta Kouklakia class

Paper towels filled with a crumpled paper towel,  then tie with a string and children May color a face with markers.

Greek fall word book

Ta Poulakia class made a Greek fall word book.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

On The First Day of School by Joanne Karipidis Kefalas

This a is a story about Dean and George Carris' first day of school.  They are getting reading and Dean who is the older brother is very nervous , yet George who is going into Kindergarten is not.  The book also displays a typical Greek family.  Traditionally grandparents live with their children.  It displays the connection of grandparents and grandchildren.  Cute story.  Great read aloud and great text for beginner readers. 

On the First Day of School by Joanne Karipidis Kefalas

We'll, my book is in the process of being published!  I'm so excited.  My children's books are stories of my childhood!  
I taught remedial reading in the Long Island public school system for many years, so my children's books encompass repetitive text, easy language, life lessons and Greek culture.  I feel that many children can relate to my stories and enjoy the Greek touch!  Here are some pics.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Delta δ project and fall φθινόπωρο board

Ta Kouklakia class made delta Δδ projects and made a beautiful fall φθινόπωρο board!  Then our teachers read a fall book!

Autumn tree project

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Good Fall pumpkin project

Our 4 year old group made καλό φθινόπωρο projects with pumpkins.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Learning the Greek Alphabet

At Poulakia class our 4 year olds under the direction of Kyria Markela Melios are learning the Greek Alphabet.