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Frizztext’s first two alphabet challenges for 2013 are for the letters A and B. When possible, I plan to use Spanish words!

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)


She makes me feel like royalty!

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!”

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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:

Palo de Agua - Pencil - 24" x 36" - Lisa Brunetti

Palo de Agua – Pencil – 24″ x 36″ – Lisa Brunetti

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!

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I will close with more images of A for Arbol and B for Bicicleta!

El Salvador

El Salvador

A Grand Ceibo Tree


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Costa Rica

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Republic of Panama

Kicked Back (Near Hacienda Iguana)

Kicked Back in Nicaragua (Near Hacienda Iguana)

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Costa Rica

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Bicycle Sunset

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Bicycle Sunset

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SJDS Nicaragua

bicycle shadows with paddle


Have a great day!  Z

(Costa Rica) Have a great day! Z

Frizztext kicked off the year with a new alphabet challenge.   See more for A HERE  and for B HERE.