• Working with BECA and living in Cofradia, Honduras is a unique experience that every year is shared by a group of very unique individuals. We have created this blog as a means of sharing our stories on teaching, learning, and living. We hope that our posts will give you more insight to our lives here in Honduras and perhaps inspire you to become more involved with BECA.
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Best Part of the Day

I recently read that writers should attempt to figure out the best part of their day and describe it. So that’s what I’m going to try to do here. Lucky for me, since my days are basically the same except on weekends, my favorite part of the day always stays the same too. It’s after … Continue reading

Follow the Reader

Words by Lara Bryfonski (Lower School Resource Teacher) “I am a student of fourth grade and I love to read. Some of the people ask me: “why do you read so much?” and others, “you look like a nerd reading!” But, you don’t understand anything. I love to read and write. I don’t care what … Continue reading

We Moustache You for Your Help…

The BECA team is looking for YOUR help! The month of November brings change in weather, ushering in of the holiday season, and for the male population of our current BECA team, it means it’s time to do a little extra charity work.  The men of BECA 2013-2014 have generously given their upper lips for … Continue reading

Join Me in This Labor of Love

Up for a little story? It was library day and we had all filed into the hot little room with a single, measly fan but delightfully filled floor to ceiling with books.  This is a special place for it is the biggest library in the region.  The students are allowed one book a week.  Upon … Continue reading

Bienvenidos to the 2013-2014 School Year!

A BIG congratulations to the new BECA teaching team for surviving their first full day of teaching of the 2013-2014 school year! After an intense month of training (and bonding under the Pulhapanzak waterfall!), our new teachers were excited and ready for the first day of school. While the first days of school are notoriously … Continue reading

First Annual International Day at SJBS!

Blog post by Miss Jillian, 5th Grade Teacher, SJBS Friends, Romans, Comrades (this was how my teammates suggested I start the blog. They also suggested I write it from right to left, but I spared you). On Friday, March 15 2013, our fifth through eighth grade students donned their saris, togas, and tuxedos to represent … Continue reading

2012: The Highlights

(Words and Pictures, unless otherwise specified, by: Lara Bryfonski, 2nd Grade Teacher SJBS) Clearly the first half of this year was so eventful, no one had time to post! And by no one, I mean me. However, I believe it will be clear from the following highlights just what a busy and exciting year it … Continue reading

First Day of the 2012-2013 School Year!

Bienvenidos and welcome to the first, and long overdue, update on the 2012-2013 BECA year! I’m happy to report that this year’s teacher team is thriving and happy in our new Honduran home. The past month and a half of orientation and teacher training has flown by and I believe we all would agree that the … Continue reading

This isn’t going to be easy

Words and Photo by: Sarah Digby Well, here it is. 4:30 am on the morning we all depart, and I’m lying wide awake in bed because sleep is apparently something that doesn’t want to come. The most challenging and rewarding year of my life has come to a close. There aren’t words to describe how … Continue reading

It’s the NBA Playoffs, Y’all!

Words and Photos by: Sarah Digby, 4th Grade SJBS It’s that time of year again!! The NBA Playoffs have arrived, and nowhere is this more evident than in Miss Sarah’s 4th grade classroom in Cofradía, Cortes, Honduras. As a native San Antonian who experienced our first ever championship title back in 1999, I have nothing … Continue reading