Written by marionall. Posted in 4th Grade Spanish-Catalan Studies, 5th Grade Spanish-Catalan Studies, Spanish-Catalan Studies


These days we are studying Antoni Tàpies, his life and his museum. In class we talked about his art and his foundation. The “Fundació  Antoni Tàpies “ is a cultural center and museum located in carrer d’ Aragó in Barcelona dedicated to the life and work of the painter Antoni Tàpies. The Fundació opened its doors in June 1990 in the building of the former Editorial Montaner i Simon publishing house, the work of the Modernist architect Lluís Doménech i Montaner  .The building was constructed  between 1880 and 1885, at an early stage of the evolution of Catalan modernism, the building was the first in the Eixample district to integrate industrial typology and technology, combining exposed brick and iron, into the fabric of the city centre.

The headquarters of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies was declared a historical monument in 1997. From 2008 to 2010, the firm of architects Ábalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos carried out a second rehabilitation of the building in order to comply with the new safety and evacuation regulations and to recuperate its original industrial character. On this occasion, Antoni Tàpies’ work Mitjó (Sock. Maquette, 1991) was installed on the terrace of the Fundació, situated on top of the new offices.

The collection of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies consists mostly of the works donated by Antoni and Teresa Tàpies.

Students have been discussing artworks, comparing with other painters and looking for building information.

¡Conocemos Barcelona!

Written by Maria Angeles Salvat. Posted in 1st Grade Spanish-Catalan Studies, Spanish-Catalan Studies

In 1st grade Spanish and Catalan Studies class we are going to discover Barcelona!

We are all excited because we are going to make a guide of the city.

We are going to learn the neighborhoods, the significant monuments and typical things we can do in Barcelona!

Here are some examples:





For the moment, we did El Barrio Gótico and from there we learn where Plaza Cataluña and Las Ramblas are. But, we are going to learn more things and we are going to share it with you during these days!

Gran Teatre del Liceu

Written by marionall. Posted in 4th Grade Spanish-Catalan Studies, 5th Grade Spanish-Catalan Studies, Spanish-Catalan Studies

During the past weeks, 4th and 5th grades have been studying the Gran Teatre del Liceu. 

We have learned  when was it built, where can we find it, who was the responsible for the bomb that explode in 1893, which was the causative for the fire that destroyed the building in 1994… And many other things!

To learn all of that, we used a power point as a main support and we took some notes of the most important information.  We have done a research project about the fire and then we have done a little writing on this subject.

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Time to celebrate

Written by Maria Guttierez. Posted in ES CSCS, Spanish-Catalan Studies

In our community, we have different cultures and it’s time to share how we celebrate them. During the past days, our students have been learning about winter celebrations around the world. In Catalunya, we celebrate “el Tió de Nadal”, a log that give us presents if we give some food to eat. Next week, we are going to listen to the song that we have to sing to this log if we want to have presents and we will learn about typical food that we eat during these days: turrones, polvorones, neulas… Also, we will work on some handmade decorations for our class. Finally, we will learn how to say “Happy Holidays” in different languages. We hope you enjoy your Winter Break!

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