You might remember that I have my very own personal welcome wagon when I pass through the outskirts of town! Even if I am in a hurry, I always stop and bask in her gentle nature! (See Children & Their Gifts)
This past week when Maria dashed out to greet me, I thought, “If I’m going to stop and talk with her, we might as well have a lesson in English!”
I asked her to get a pencil and paper, then we plopped on a dollop of earth left behind by a road grader. Anticipating Frizztext’s story challenge, I asked her to name a word that started with “A.”
“Arbol,” she stated.
In my notebook, I wrote the word in Spanish then English and hurriedly drew a tree and said, “Tree.”
“Tree,” she repeated, then wrote the word and drew a tree as well!
Since I didn’t photograph our classwork, here’s a pencil drawing from years ago:
Her sister joined us and selected the word for B.
Oh my! Thankfully they were happy with a hurried scribble of two circles and a few lines connecting them!
We wrote ten or twelve more words, and they practiced pronouncing them. Then I tore the page from my notebook and presented it to them before continuing home.
Here is an image of the sisters in their Christmas Eve finery!
I will close with more images of A for Arbol and B for Bicicleta!