April 12, 2016
The Alphabet is one of the first songs a child will learn in their life. It is so important to the foundation of their learning. It is such an easy song to learn too. So you think… Until you have to learn a new alphabet later on in life.
My college daughter is extremely bright, honors student, 4.0, just a smash in class. But… she cannot master the Greek Alphabet. Why does she need to learn it? Well for initiation into her sorority, of course. She wants balance, study and fun, bonds with sisters and being able to make a difference in other peoples lives. She is struggling with the idea that it is not all about studying but to enjoy meeting new people, letting your hair down a little and having some fun. (And really I do not mean partying it up and getting crazy, just good fun.)
Some people may agree, some people may not. The reality is she is learning to balance and get out of her comfort zone. It is an experience.
But first… the Greek alphabet.. So I sang her a song. I sang it twice, to help her remember.. Hope it will help.
On to another day, but the Greek alphabet will be stuck in my head all day. I guess there could be worse things to think about.
Alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon,
Zeta, eta, Theta, iota,
Kappa, lambda, mu, nu, xi, omicron, phi
Rho, sigma, tau, Upsilon
Phi, Chi, Psi, Omega