Spring has arrived; many flowers bloomed, trees are now full of green leaves and insects. Small animals are around our garden. It was really exciting exploring, together with our teachers, the beauty of our environment. We also studied the life cycle of some animals.
Projects and Activities
Mother earth and... The cycle of life
Learning how to behave at the table project
We can learn so many things at school, even how to behave while eating! Together with our teachers we learned to setup the table, to sit appropriately and to use forks, knives and spoons in the right way. It was funny and useful, now we can help mum and dad at home!
Learning the road safety project: Our city
It`s always important knowing how to behave when we walk around the city. With our teachers we learnt the meaning of the different signals and the rules that we should respect when we cross the road. We had lots of fun building a small city in our classroom and driving miniature cars, planes and trains!
End of school year show 2017/2018
We were very happy and excited for the end of the year show. For our special audience, we were actors, dancers and musicians!
Sasalı Zoo 2017/2018
Nature is always full of surprises. We had a wonderful adventure with animals and plants.
Last day of school 2017/2018
The Italian İzmir Consul Luigi Iannuzzi and the President of Arkas Education and Cultural Foundation Lucien Arkas gave us the report cards. We sang all together and it was a beautiful day to finish another school year.
Arkas Sanat Merkezi - "The paintbrush child"
First we listened to a beautiful fairy tale, then with colors, scissors, paper bags and lots of imagination we created our puppets with our little hands. The paper bags turned out in to beautiful puppets!
Dinosaurs! Dinosaurs! With songs, dramas, activities and experiments we discovered their life and characteristics.
We decided to share our student’s drawings by organizing an exhibition named “Fingerprints” and we also celebrated “Children’s Day”. Surrounded by colors, drawings, parents and the Italian Consul of Izmir Luigi Iannuzzi, our students had a lot of fun singing and dancing at the Italian Cultural Center.
Izmir Opera House - "Magic World"
The İzmir Opera House has fascinated us with its architecture. We were immersed in polyphonic music, into the colors and dance. It seemed to be in a fairy tale.
We had fun with jokes and riddles! All of us had worn colorful costumes.
International puppet’s day
Our attention was on the puppets and the show was really fun.
We examined the waste materials and talked about the difference between waste and garbage. We have drawn and colored with different materials. We remind the importance of recycling.
Cookie man project
We had so much fun with the cookie-man: he helped us to learn mathematics, manual skills, and the language of social development.
Project - The forms
With our teachers we learned to recognise the forms and we noticed that around us there are so many: stars, hearts, squares, triangles..! We had lots of fun trying to recreate them with different materials.
Sky project and space
Thanks to this project we have created our telescope and examined the sky. After having dramatized the formation of day and night, we have completed our activity. Finally, we created our spaceship, we became astronauts and we went into the space.
Nutrition friendly school
All classes are working hard for our Nutrition Friendly School project.
Arkas Art Center - Landscapes of Water
We visited the “Landscapes of Water exhibition” at the Arkas Art Center. While listening to music we closed our eyes dreamed about the landscapes and we enjoyed producing our own works.
Visiting the Atatürk Museum
On the 10th of November, on the occasion of the commemoration of Atatürk’s death, kindergarten students visited the Atatürk Museum.
International puppet’s day
We had fun watching this show on diversity and tolerance.
Kindergarten classes have been engaged in an inquiry-based project on bread. We started our work with the story of bread and we supported the activities with experiments, art activities, games, mathematics studies, reading and writing activities. We also experienced the excitement of baking in our kitchen. We talked about the wasted bread and tried to find solutions to prevent it.
Arkas Maritime History Center
Elementary and Kindergarten students’ visit to Arkas Maritime History Center. Students performed a “Creative Drama” to learn about maritime and their lives. They were also informed about the maritime history and the differences between the ships in history and today’s ships.
Italian children in Arkas Art Center
At Arkas Art Center, where we went with our students, we studied the pictures of famous painters and learned about their lives. We choose a painter and revive his period by made a portrait of the lives of people living at that time … We returned to our school and we transformed in painters and made creative pictures.
Last day of school
After receiving our report card from the Italian Consul of Izmir, we were happy to start our holidays!
End of school year show
We shared with our families what we learned during our school year.
We visited the zoo and its different habitats.
Arkas Sanat Merkezi - Victor Vasarely
We prepared our work using geometrical shapes inspired by the artist Vasarely
International puppet’s day
We enjoyed the show a lot and had lots of fun.
Arkas Sanat Merkezi – The master of the light
We admired the light used by the painters art work in the exposition. We were impressed to see the beautiful illustrations of the light and shadow used by painters. They are real masters!
We played with the light and we drew beautiful flowers.
We have celebrated the carnival with traditional music and dessert. We prepared our own masks at school. We had fun playing ‘’Pignatta’’.