Wednesday, 15 December 2010


Antoni Plàcid Guillem GAUDÍ i Cornet (25th June 1852 – 10th June 1926) was a Catalan architect who worked during the Modernisme (Art Nouveau) period but became famous for his unique and highly individualistic designs regarded as beyond the scope of Modernisme.

Gaudí's first works were designed in the style of gothic architecture and traditional Catalan architectural modes, but he soon developed his own distinct sculptural style.

He once said on the subject of gothic architecture:

Gothic art is imperfect, it means to solve; it is the style of the compass, the formula of industrial repetition. Its stability is based on the permanent propping of abutments: it is a defective body that holds with support… gothic works produce maximum emotion when they are mutilated, covered with ivy and illuminated by the moon.

The same expressive power of Gaudí's monumental works exists in his oddly graceful chairs and tables. Gaudí's architecture is a total integration of materials, processes and poetics. His approach to furniture design exceeded structural expression and continued with the overall architectural idea.

Gaudí, throughout his life, studied nature's angles and curves and incorporated them into his designs and mosaics. Instead of relying on geometric shapes, he mimicked the way men stand upright. The hyperboloids and paraboloids he borrowed from nature were easily reinforced by steel rods and allowed his designs to resemble elements from the environment.

Gaudí was so inspired by nature, he says, because:

Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the Creator.

He stands as one of history's most original architects.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Sharing Christmas activities !

We have done a workshop, sharing Christmas' art and crafts from Austria, Turkey, Italy and Spain to decorate Christmas Trees. Look at the lovely results made by the children!!!

St Nicholas day in BRUGGE

We enjoyed St Nicholas visit to De Ganzenveer school.

Krampus And St. Nicholas In ASO Steinabrückl

A scary visit took place on Monday, Dec. 6th:

St. Nicolas came to our school , accompanied by three assistants, the KRAMPUS.

The children were still in the classroom, when they arrived..

Fortunately our children were a bit prepared for this event.

But fortunately the Krampusses calm their temper in school, they only ring their bells and make noise with their chains...

Do you want them for friend???

Just watch the videos...

Every child and even the teachers get their little presents,
because they are so nice!

Finally they leave school and some "bad boys" were very lucky and happy.

None of the Krampusses had to punish...

But bad boys never know what next years´ visit will bring!!!

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Local Meeting in Brugge

Local Meeting in Brugge

We have celebrated our local meeting in Belgium. Here you have some pictures from the visit. We have shared lots of interesting experiences!!!

Friday, 26 November 2010


These and more have been prepared by Turkish students for Belgian students' christmas tree. We hope you enjoyed them.
The stones in first picture are special stones believed them protect from the evil eye if you carry it on you.
The rag baby in other pictures were dressed in traditional clothes used in our wedding ceremonies.

Monday, 22 November 2010


Krampus is a mythical creature. In various regions of the world – especially in Austria and Hungary– it is believed that Krampus accompanies St. Nicholas during the Christmas season.

The word Krampus originates from the Old High German word for claw (Krampen).

What is KRAMPUS doing?

He is warning and punishing bad children, in contrast to St. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children!

He looks like the devil!

Traditionally, young men dress up as the Krampus in the first two weeks of December.

Particularly on the evening of, 6th December they roam the streets frightening children and women!

They use rusty chains, bells and - birch rods - for punishment!

In alpine areas there are similar scary figures like the Krampus - the Schiachperchten.
They do not accompany St Nicholas!

These characters scare people in processions during Dec. 24th and Jan 6th.

St. Nicholas and some Krampusses will visit our school on Dec. ???????

We will keep you informed about this scary day!!!

The First Flight

. . . so you saw the story of the first flight . . .

. . . you know: Tily & Steini had a crash with their aeroplane, because Steini did not fill the tank.

They crashed into a field, where hundreds of Pumpkins have grown. In the meantime it was nearly 5 pm, so it started to get dark. The bat attacked Tily, so they decided to build a pumkinhouse to survive. Back at school, students asked them, how they managed to build this house and they showed how they did . . .

. . . they opened the pumpkin with an old knife and hollowed it out. Some shelves of an old wooden fence were taken for the accomotation (bed, table, chair, rack . . . ).

. . . and so Mario, Emre & Thomas rebuilt the house and the furniture!!! We had great fun and Tily started to sing: "Lets spend a night together, now I need you more than ever . . . !" So they spent the weekend in their second Pumpkinhouse.


Stormy weather in Steinabrückl! The famous Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart loses his whig when going for a walk along the river Piesting in Steinabrückl.

Exhausted he enters our school and asks the pupils of the 1st class, if by chance they saw it anywhere. Fortunately Katrin's cat found it in the tree in front of our school!

Mozart is very happy, now he is properly dressed again!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


Together with our media specialist (thank you, Mr. Wöresch!!!) we produced
three little videos
  • Tily Meets St Nicholas And Krampus (3.Klasse)
  • Mozarts Whig (1. Kasse)
  • The First Flight (Pumpkin Story, 2. Klasse)
It was not possible for us in school to split the videos into three parts, but we will comment the stories separately in posts following soon!!!

But take a little time to watch the videos!

Monday, 15 November 2010

The Chestnut woman story

Our pupil's from 6th level have done this lovely video telling you the story of the angry chestnut woman. We hope you enjoy listening to them.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010


Pupils in Turkey are very excited because they are writing letters for their new penpals!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Chestnut Festival (Primary Students)

Cançó de tardor (4th Level Primary)

Dansa de la castanya (4th Level Primary)

Cançó de tardor (5th Level Primary)

Dansa castanya (5th Level Primary)

Cançó de tardor (5th Level Primary)

Ball castanyes (6th Level Primary)

Ball de bastons (6th Level Primary)

Chestnut Festival (Infant Education)

La Castanyera (Infant P3)

Les fulletes cauen cauen (Infant P3)

M'agrada la tardor (Infant P3)

Marrameu (Infant P4)

La tardor que jo conec (Infant P5)

Visca el ball de la castanya (Infant P5)

Pet patum (Infant P5)

Autumn fruit figures

All the school has worked making autumn fruit figures.
Do you like them?

Fruit figures on PhotoPeach

Saturday, 6 November 2010

2nd Cycle Decoration

The children from 3rd and 4th level have worked hard together to made very original decorations.

2nd Cycle Decoration on PhotoPeach

Leaves creations on PhotoPeach

2nd cycle Chesnut activities on PhotoPeach

2nd Cycle decoration on PhotoPeach


Tily visits the Infant School and learns a lot about Autumn fruits.
He also enjoys the nice works in Autumn colours decorating the Infant School.

Infant School decoration on PhotoPeach

Friday, 5 November 2010


Children from Infant School and from 1st Cycle (1st and 2nd level)prepared PANELLETS(Traditional Catalan small almond cakes)for the CHESNUT FESTIVAL.
If you like, you can prepare them following the instructions.

1st Cycle Decoration

1st Cycle Decoration on PhotoPeach

It's Autumn!
We celebrate the CHESNUT FESTIVAL and decorate the school.
1st and 2nd level pupils have been working on short poems about the Autumn and they have nicely decorate them.
They have prepared a display showing their works.
You can also see the scenery they prepared for the theatre play.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

3rd Cycle celebrates Halloween

The older pupils from our school love Chesnut Festivity.
They also like scaring stories and Halloween.
So they mix both of them as you can see below:

3rd cycle Halloween on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


We congratulated our '29TH OCTOBER REPUBLIC DAY' last friday.Our dear students prepared some activities like poems and dramas as you see in the pictures. This day is too important for Turkish people because this day ,Republic has been established by our hero, 'ATATURK' and most of things like life style has changed after that.


Our students wore traditional clothings to celebrate October 29 Republic Festival.

Chesnut women visit Folch i Torres school

We celebrate the Chesnut Festival at the end of October.
Old and young Chesnut women visited our school to tell us about their work: go to the forest to look for chesnuts, bake them and sale them to Catalan people.
It's a hard work, specially for the old woman; because it's cold.

We also celebrate Halloween. We learn many scaring words...

Castanyera's visit and Halloween display on PhotoPeach

Nature game

On Thursday we played at a different level groups Goose on nature. Thus, the children learned in a playful way about leaves, mushrooms, spiders, autumn ...
It was fun

Sunday, 31 October 2010





Friday, 15 October 2010


The Austrians are starting off after some preparation work for producing materials for three little trickboxx movies!

1.Klasse: MOZART´s whig...

2.Klasse: Tily and Steini on tour

3.Klasse: Tily meets St. Nicholas and Krampus

We had a lot of fun producing materials and figures and make them act for the movies!!!

You will see the results later in November/December, but just in time
It takes a lot of cutting work on the computer.

Austrian Students Rebuilding Belgian Game

The students of 2nd form rebuilt the Belgian - Game!

They were hooked as they saw Mr. Bock playing the game with Kimberly at his visit at the end of last school year, so we decided to rebuild it.

. . . and here are the beautiful houses of Bruges!!!

Emre is testing the Game and then, . . .

. . . we all played it and we still play it in our breaks!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Thursday = fruitday





On Wednesday the children and Miss Sabrina go to the store to buy fruit.
They have two colorful shopping carts so they do not have to drag the fruit.
In class they put the fruit in the fruit bowls.
On Thursday it is fruit day in the school, the children are not allowed to eat coockies during play time.
The children of miss Sabrina put the exact number of pieces of fruit in the fruit bags. They bring it to all the diverent classes. All the children of the school are delighted with their tasty free piece of fruit.
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