Thursday, November 24, 2011

The maple leaf

Hello, everyone!
         How are you? I'm fine. The weather is sunny today, but it's very cold!
This morning we finished our maple leaves at school: do you like them?

Thanks to Amin, Gaia, Giovanni, Antonio, Luca, Laura, Caterina, Mattia, Anita, Cecilia, Francesca, Aurora, Federica, Pino, Cristiano, Edoardo, Alessandro for letting me take a picture of their leaves!
And special thanks to Kathy Barbro, the art teacher who gave me this idea, 
Batik-esque Maple Leaf Drawing
By the way, the MAPLE LEAF is the symbol of Canada. Look at the Canadian flag:

Here are the sugar maple's bark, fruit, leaf and twig:
And with the delicious MAPLE SYRUP you can eat wonderful PANCAKES... Yum Yum!
I have to go now: I'm hungry and my sweet hot pancakes are ready!
Clare - the Witch

Monday, November 21, 2011

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Hi, everyone!
      How are you?
Do you like the book by Eric Carle and Bill Martin I read at school today? Now you can listen to the story again:
(If you are a teacher, you can find activities about this book in the page at the top of the screen: FOR EFL TEACHER - MIX)
      Good night,
Clare . the Witch

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Look at the picture and click on the name of the animal:
What's this animal? Click on the right word

Find the animals names:
Bye bye!
Clare - the Witch

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Hello, everybody!
       How are you? I'm fine.
Do you like animals? I do!
Listen and click on the right animal to find th way out of the maze (no reading required)
Click on the picture, then on The Animal Kingdom and learn to write animals names
Now click here and make your own dangerous animal (no reading required)
Listen to English children talking about their favourite animals: (no reading required) - it's difficult to understand, but do try!
Listen to a story about children living in a zoo: (no reading required)

If you want to learn more animals names, listen to this story: (no reading required)
I have to go now: my bat is hungry so we'll fly off into the night!
Bye bye,
Clare - the Witch