EY 5 Marmara matching body part words and images

This week, EY 5 started their new unit, identifying body parts such as “göz, kulak, diz, dirsek, bilek”. They then sorted the images and words by identifying the first letter sound of each body sound.

Grade 2 Marmara sorting foods and thinking about categories

This week, Grade 2 looked into different food items in Turkish and wrote the ones they liked the most on post-its. We then collected all this data on a poster, where we tried to figure out how we could put all these foods into different categories in Turkish. We looked at how these foods were different – “faklı” or the same “aynı” or “benzer” similar.



Grade 2 and healthy foods in French

Grade 2 at Hisar were hard at work this week. They were determined to learn all the new words related to healthy foods, and they succeeded. They have conquered the vocabulary challenge this week, with all the outstanding effort and willingness they showed to learn while having fun.

EY5 Hisar and body parts in Turkish

As we start our new unit about parts of the body, eager EY5 students identified different body parts through the song “Üç Kulaklı bir adam”, then went on to find the words matching the picture cards. There were quite a few laughs when they tried to identify the beginning sound / letter of each body part. While working on the smartboard, some very comical body parts such as “barmak”, “darmak” or “iyak” came up. However, they were all able to find and write the correct letter.


Grade 1 Hisar looking into words about water and weather

In Grade 1 Turkish language A, we started our new unit related to the water cycle and the weather. Students looked into different vocabulary words related to the weather and water.

Tara and Yasemin building weather words

Tara and Yasemin building weather words

Looking for ways to say "cloudy" correctly.

Looking for ways to say “cloudy” correctly.

Students observed the interaction between hot and cold water, as well as thinking about how hot and cold feels to the touch. They then “cracked the alphabet code” to find words related to the experiment.

EY 5 Marmara in search for letters

EY5 matching the letters to the food items

EY5 matching the letters to the food items

This week, EY5 was busy matching the first letter of food items eaten by “Aç Tırtıl”, the Turkish version of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. They also reviewed the days of the week, numbers and colors.

Grade 2 Marmara learning and “making” new vocabulary words

Grade 2 at Marmara read the book “Çilli” about a young chick who did not keep his promise to the Scruffy Black Cat. They learnt new vocabulary words such as “endişe”, “nefis”, “yoluk”, “kiler”, “kil” which they then “rewrite” with letter tiles. They were split into teams and were very eager to be the ones to get the spelling correct, as you can see from the video. They also made sentences with these new words.

The book we read in Turkish class

The book we read in Turkish class

Swatting words we don't know

Swatting words we don’t know

Grade 2 and The French Vegetable Alphabet Soup – part 1

Grade 2 at Hisar were busy looking for vegetables in French.

Grade 2 at Hisar were busy looking for vegetables in French.


This week, Grade 2 were learning the names of vegetables in French. They then decided to build their vocabulary further by looking for more vegetables. Once each group creates their own lists, they will “make” a French vegetable alphabet soup. By writing the first letter of each letter, they will also review the sounds of the alphabet and identify which other words start with that letter. For instance, if they added broccoli, they could say “bleu”.

Grade 1 Hisar creates a word web

Grade 1 at Hisar creates a word web with "tırtıl".

Grade 1 at Hisar creates a word web with “tırtıl”.

Grade 1 Turkish language A students created a web with the word “tırtıl”. They searched for words associated to a caterpillar. There were some very creative ones. They then chose two words to make up a sentence. Realizing that the sentences were not complete or descriptive enough, they went on to look for new words to add to the existing ones.

Grade 1 Hisar Making Syllables

Grade 1 Hisar students are busy – and very enthusiastic about converting their knowledge of the alphabet into matching syllables to make words this week.

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