I start seminary again in a couple of weeks and as it gets closer (and now that I have textbooks in hand not to mention cute pencils from my friend Ali) I'm getting super excited. I love to learn!
I'm just taking one class this semester to ease back into school--especially since we are homeschooling again this year. Toben is encouraging me not to spread myself too thin and I'm listening to him. (There's more to that, but that's another post.)
All that to say, I'm taking Greek on Monday nights.
So I've already started learning the alphabet (alpha, beta, gamma, delta...) and some grammar (breathing marks, dipthongs, and diaeresis) and have begun some of the worksheets in my workbook. I figure if I can have the alphabet down by the time class starts, I'll be good to go.
Because eta looks like an "n" but makes a long "a" sound. And nu makes the "n" sound but looks like a "v." Not to mention some letters like xi (no idea how to say that one!) which look like funny squiggles. I totally love it.
Then my friend Wendy said, "Aren't you taking Greek this fall? Why don't you juts teach them Greek?"
So Audrey and Emma are learning biblical Greek this fall too. I figure I should do well in the class if I'm coming home and teaching the girls what I'm learning at the same time. Nothing like teaching something to make you really, really learn it!
And truth is, I use Greek (even though I haven't learned it yet!) with some regularity. Word studies in my quiet time are one of my favorite things to do, so I figure it'll come in handy for the girls too.
And how neat for them to be able to read the New Testament in Greek at 9 and 12. How cool is that?