Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

These beautiful murals are a tribute to Henri Matisse's collage
Matisse made this collage when he was 80 years old, as a model for a stained-glass window for a small church in Vence, France.
         I wish to thank the children of class 3A, 3B and 3C, with their teachers, Stella and Irma, for working with me to make these murals, and especially the art teacher Kathy Barbro who gave me the project idea. And of course, thanks also to Henri Matisse for all his wonderful masterpieces!!!
         The murals are beautiful, but also these kids singing Christmas carols with their lanterns are really beautiful!
Well, enjoy your holidays and... see you next year!

Henri Matisse


      How are you? Do you like Henri Matisse? I do!
Click on the picture of Matisse's sitting room and learn about his art - this site is really great!

Now you can watch my presentation of the artist:

More PowerPoint presentations from Chiara Mantegazza

I know it's quite difficult in English... If you're one of my Italian pupils, you can click on the Italian version:

Henri Matisse - versione Ital...

I really like Matisse!!!! And you?
Bye bye,

Clare - the Witch

Monday, December 19, 2011

My family comes from...

Hello, everyone!
             click on these maps of the world and see the different countries our families come from!
This map is about class 3B; click on it so that you can read it.
These are our flags:

And this map is about class 3C; click on it so that you can read it.

Look at the beautiful flags of our Countries:

If you like flags, click here and see more flags of the world:
Are you very very good at matching flags and Countries? Try this difficult game:
Wow! Too difficult for me...
Good night,

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Jingle Bells

Hello, everyone!
          How are you? I'm fine. Christmas is getting nearer: let's sing the famous Jingle Bells!
Here you can read the lyrics while you sing (remember we learnt only the first stanza and the refrain at school)
Now go and bake some mince pies for Santa: you know he loves them! And don't forget carrots for the reindeer!
Bye bye!
Clare - the Witch