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Saturday-Sunday. July 26-7, 2014: Message of the day: I am not a product of my circumstances.  I am a product of my decisions. Yasas! Today marks the beginning of Week 2 for our 100th Greece service team. The 16 of us who were here for Week 1 are welcoming a new member today who was unable […]

Thursday, July 24, 2014: Message of the day: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of your dreams”                               Eleanor Roosevelt   Our team has created a nice routine that seems to be going well for our 5th and 6th grade class. We begin each day by having them answer a question about themselves. […]

Thursday, the 10th of July, in the year 2014!   Thursday was another spectacular day of sunshine and fun times here near Ammoudara, in the Hotel Handakas, with our GV family on the Isle of Crete! In the morning, up the hill, we found our way past grape vines and olive groves, (and a barking […]

  Greece is the land of Aphrodite, Goddess of love, lust and beauty .Thus, the air of Greece naturally has romance in it. The ancient belief of Greece is that Cupid, the son of Aphrodite causes the emotion of love between two people. Cupid plays a big role in making  a  couple fall in love. […]

Thanks to Greece volunteer Lynn Lotkowictz for her recommendation: About 10 years ago, I had to give up running for the usual wear and tear reasons. But the void it left was tremendous.  My job, managing an energetic sales team and support staff, is demanding, and running was how I relieved stress while also managing […]

Its that time of the year once again.  A time to indulge, enjoy tasty treats and forget the scales! Here are two recipes that you will find in every household  throughout Greece over the holiday season. Try them out for yourselves you will NOT be disappointed. Melamakarona  ( Walnut and honey cookies) 1 cup vegetable oil […]

Mary Sue and I had prepared an outside scavenger hunt with a difference to start the day. We split the class into two groups and we each accompanied a group on the search for various things we had written on a list, such as something of a certain color, hard, soft, small, tall, rectangular, square, […]

Sometimes, for a moment, things go really well if you just let it play out. In anticipation of our proposed afternoon visit to Knossos, we asked the class to tell us what Lesley and I should know before our visit. It appeared that all had been there, but it was one of our advanced students who […]

Today the kids did many different activities. They learned different English verbs such as “eat”, “be hungry”, and “laugh.” With these newly learned verbs we had the girls compete with the boys as we tested their knowledge. During the second half of class time we went over common phrases and sentences with the kids such as […]

For the first day of class we started off by introducing ourselves. Shortly after, the kids learned to spell their names on construction paper. Then we played a picture game that was very interactive where the kids came to the board one by one and drew a picture. The class then would say what the picture […]