Summer Reading Recommendations for Turkish Language B Learners


Grade 1 Hisar writing about the seasons

Turkish Grade 1 students at Hisar wrote and drew about the changes occurring with seasons

Grade 2 Marmara explain their pizza toppings in Turkish

Grade 2 Marmara Turkish language A and B students name their pizza toppings. They learned the term “koyuyorum” – I put tomatoes, olives on the pizza. The next step for them will be to place a pizza order for delivery.

Grade 2 Turkish students were making a healthy pizza.

Grade 2 Turkish students came together once again to create a healthy pizza. They rolled the dough, put the toppings and ate the pizza. Is it healthy or not ?

Grade 1 Hisar sorting weather items into categories

Grade 1 at Hisar worked on sorting out pictures related to seasons into categories. They were not told that these were related to seasons, and came up with some very interesting ideas. Some unkowingly sorted them out according to the seasons (naming them, like Denis did), others categorized them according to different clothing items, the change in trees, or weather.

Grade 3 and the process of making crêpes

Grade 3 French students guessed, then searched and found the ingredients for making crêpes. By doing so, they also demonstrated that they were in full command of their food vocabulary from Grade 2. They then wrote up a recipe for their crêpes. After making the crêpes last Friday, today they also showed the process, step by step, through which the crêpes were made, using new vocabulary words such as “je mets, je mélange”.

Grade 1 Hisar and the weather

This week, Hisar students looked for Istanbul on the map of Turkey. They then searched for cities beginning with an A. They then looked at yesterday, today and tomorrow’s weather conditions at the cities of their choice. This enabled them to reinforce their understanding of the past, present and future tenses by using suffixes such as “bulut-lu, bulut-luydu, bulutlu olacak“.

Grade 1 Marmara exploring the weather

Grade 1 students have been learning about different weather terms in Turkish class. They brainstormed about what they would need to present the weather to an audience. These were the days of the week, months and the name of cities. So we chose to start with the map of Turkey, so as to learn the location of different cities in the country. We also looked into different sentence structures such as “bugün hava güneşli”, and how it is different from “dün hava güneşliydi”, and how the suffixes change according to past, present and future tenses.

Grade 2 Marmara sorting healthy foods into groups

This week, both Turkish classes worked together to demonstrate their understanding of the five food groups. First, they drew and wrote the names of at least one food item belonging to one of these groups on a small card. They then strung them through a piece of ribbon to make a “food necklace”. Next, the language A students called out a food group, such as “tahillar”. The same student then questioned their peers about what the food item was called, such as “simit” (the most popular item among students). We continued the activity for other food groups, such as “meyveler”, “sebzeler”, “süt ürünleri”.

Grade 3 Hisar building compound sentences in French

Students are beginning to form compound sentences in French. In this video, Lucy and Dapo demonstrate their understanding of how we can replace proper nouns with pronouns, such as replacing “Isabelle” with “elle”. Next week, we will be looking at definite, indefinite and partitive articles by building their own class “gender chart” of the nouns we have learned so far in French.

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