Saturday, May 31, 2008




Alberto Javier



These are the students of 6 - 2 B CJC ACE who will graduate in June, 2008 with an associate Degree in Business.

On Friday, May 3oth 26 Students of CCC ACE were informed that they had met Graduation requirements and they will graduate in June, 2008.

Likewise 5 students of CJC ACE have completed the Associate Degree in Business Management.

On behalf of the Faculty and Staff of CCC anc CJC ACE I extend best wished to all the students on attaining their goals. YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY!

Director, CCC and CJC ACE

Thursday, May 29, 2008


For your life to be enriched, you must be educated and if you think it is too expensive, ignorance can dissolve that thought. (Brenda A. Ysaguirre)

Today's Word "genial"
genial \JEEN-yuhl; JEE-nee-uhl\ (adjective) - 1 : Friendly, warm; kindly; sympathetically cheerful and cheering. 2 : Mild, pleasant; comfortable; favorable to life or growth. "She, like he, like all beings in this happy valley with its genial clime, goes always naked, stark staring, as someone's said, wearing nothing daylong but the shells and beads braided into her black hair." -- Robert Coover, 'Ghost Town' Genial comes from Latin genialis, "relating to enjoyment; joyful," from genius, "guardian spirit; spirit of enjoyment."

Dear Students,

Hope you appreciate that education is the foundation that will open doors for you and that without it you are lefton the outside looking in.

Love Always,


Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Dear Students,
Only a few more weeks and we will be on vacation. At least you will be!
Work hard to attain good grades and STAY IN SCHOOL. DON'T GOING SKIPPING CLASSES. That's a sure way to not do well in school.

Love Always,
Ms B

Today's Word "desideratum"
desideratum \dih-sid-uh-RAY-tum; -RAH-\ (noun) - Something desired or considered necessary. plural desiderata "I went, had admittance, and offered him my service as a master of the Greek language, which I had been told was a desideratum in this university." -- Oliver Goldsmith, 'The Vicar of Wakefield' Desideratum is from Latin desideratum, "a thing desired," from desiderare, "to desire."

Sunday, May 25, 2008


Whoever said success was just outside the door may have forgotten to say which door because many people give up before they try to make a go at it.
Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Today's Word "tittle-tattle"
tittle-tattle \TIT-uhl TAT-uhl\ (noun) - 1 : Idle, trifling talk; empty prattle. 2 : An idle, trifling talker; a gossip. (verb) - 1 : to talk idly; to prate. "Both were in their seventies, and like two old parrots they told, in identical words, the tale they had heard so often from their mother...The tittle-tattle of a half-starved countryside that throughout its long winters had nothing but tittle-tattle for amusement." -- Eric Linklater, 'The Dark of Summer' Tittle-tattle is a varied reduplication of tattle, which derives from Medieval Dutch tatelen, to babble.

Saturday, May 24, 2008


If we are not prepared from the beginning of time for the events that will mark our lives, then we must accept whatever is thrown into our arms.

Brenda A. Ysaguirre

The seniors in our three programmes are on the last leg of their studies. Exams are over and the grades are coming in and at the end of next week they will know exactly you is graduating and who isn't.

As we look back in time to the years leading to this glorius day, we are thankful to the many people who helped to make this a success.

Special thanks to the teachers who lectured during the hours of 6pm to 10:30pm from Monday to Thursday and on whose shoulders were set the task of lecturing and guiding the students.

Special thanks also to the parents and spouses who assisted so that the students could be in school. Whether you assisted financially, morally or by just being there for the student, I thank you. Your support has helped for this day to arrive.

Friday, May 23, 2008


The Man who accepts that he needs to change is the Man who will succeed in life.
Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Who wrote the first choral symphony?
The term choral symphony was coined by French composer Hector Berlioz when describing his symphony, Roméo et Juliette

Who were the Pink Panthers?
The theory of camouflage led the Special Air Service to use pink as the primary color on the desert camouflaged Land Rover Series IIA patrol vehicles, leading to the nickname The Pink Panthers.

How do astronauts scratch their nose?
Astronauts have a patch of velcro inside their helmets that acts as a nose scratcher. Another velcro tidbit -- the manufacturing process used to create silent velcro for the U.S. Army is a military secret.

How popular was Daddy Cool?
Daddy Cool’s 1971 single "Eagle Rock" remained at #1 on the Australian National charts for a record ten weeks before being replaced by the single "Daddy Cool" by another band cashing in their success.

Thursday, May 22, 2008



Hi there, First and Second Years,

Well, the Third Years Students are gone now and have finished their English Exam so I am turning my full attention and you once more.

It is time now for us to get down the studying. I am sure that some of you have taking o reading these blogs but I am appealing to all of you to do what is best for all of us. Start reaing this blog at least once a week and get the info I am sending and use in your school work. Remember that you should learn something new everyday and it is my intenetion to make that happen.

Have a great weekend.
Ms B

Today's Word "blandishment"
blandishment \BLAN-dish-muhnt\ (noun) - Speech or action that flatters and tends to coax, entice, or persuade; allurement -- often used in the plural. "The woman was temptation personified, and every blandishment she offered contained a challenge, I thought, to my ultimate moral strength." -- Jack Whyte, 'The Singing Sword' Blandishment ultimately comes from Latin blandiri, "to flatter, caress, coax," from blandus, "flattering, mild."

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


To want knowledge so badly that it hurts, is the proof that you have learnt the first phase in acquiring knowledge.

Brenda A Ysaguirre

This is the second day of the CSEC examinations. I made a mistake yesterday. It was the Accounting exam that the students sat. Today they are sitting the English CSEC exam. I am proud to say that my students entered the examination room full of energy and the belief in YO PUEDO - I CAN. It is fundamental that we understand that these students have had very little time with juggling school, work, and family. They come from the Adult and Continuing Division of the Corozal Community College. I applaud their efforts and wish them well.

Love Always and Forever for my YO PUEDO CLASS,


Monday, May 19, 2008


Dear Students,
With just one more day before your English CSEC Exam I sit before the computer at 2:10a.m. thinking that maybe I can get in one more word for you.

Good luck on the Spanish Exam today. Think before you write and try to remember all you have learnt.

Brenda A. Ysaguirre
Director, ACE

Today's Word "specious"
specious \SPEE-shuhs\ (adjective) - 1 : Apparently right; superficially fair, just, or correct, but not so in reality; as, "specious reasoning; a specious argument." 2 : Deceptively pleasing or attractive. "Our breach of hospitality went to my conscience a little; but I quickly silenced that monitor by two or three specious reasons, which served to satisfy and reconcile me to myself." -- Oliver Goldsmith, 'The Vicar of Wakefield' Specious is from Latin speciosus, from species, "appearance," from specere, "to look at."

Sunday, May 18, 2008



What's new about Nu Metal?
Nu metal is a musical genre that emerged in the mid 1990s which fuses influences from grunge and alternative metal with funk music, hip hop and various heavy metal genres, such as thrash metal and groove metal. Nu metal music emphasizes mood, rhythm, and texture over melody. Often, nu metal songs use rhythmic, syncopated riffs played on distorted electric guitars with strings detuned to lower pitches to create a dark and thick sound.

How Much Up and Down Movement is involved in Hip Hop?
Hip hop is both a cultural movement and a genre of music developed in New York City in the 1970s. The four historic "elements" of hip hop are: MCing (rapping), DJing, urban inspired art/tagging (graffiti), and b-boying (or breakdancing). The most known "extended" elements are beatboxing, hip hop fashion, and hip hop slang. When hip hop music developed in the 1970s, it was originally based around DJs who created rhythmic beats by "scratching" a record on one turntable while looping the break (an upbeat drum and rhythm phrase of a song often found in soul and funk music) of various records on another, which was later joined by the "rapping" (a rhythmic style of chanting) of MCs.

How etched is Acid Jazz?
Acid jazz (also known as club jazz) is a musical genre that combines elements of soul music, funk, disco, particularly looping beats and modal harmony. It developed over the 1980s and 1990s and could be seen as tacking the sound of jazz-funk onto electronic dance/pop music.

Friday, May 16, 2008


Friendship opens doors and embraces a future filled with possibilities.
Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Dear Students and Readers,
Just a few minutes ago I left the close of school year party held by the Third Years of CCC ACE. It was a wonderful get-together and I am pleased to say that the friendship that has grown over the years has helped to make this group of students more than just a class. I am hopeful that they will be able to meet on a regular basis once they leave school and go their separate way.

In two weeks they will know if they will graduate and what the future holds for them varies. I pledge that I will try to keep them together and that I will continue to teach them to be better individuals as the years go by.

Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Today's Word "juju"
juju \JOO-joo\ (noun) - 1 : An object superstitiously believed to embody magical powers. 2 : The power associated with a juju. "They have powerful juju. They can make juju to kill all of us." -- T. M. Aluko, 'One Man, One Matchet' Juju is of West African origin, akin to Hausa djudju, fetish, evil spirit.



Today is the close of Education Week in Belize and is the day set aside every year for the educators. TEACHER’S DAY is a holiday for all the teachers of Belize and today hundreds of teachers are leaving their areas to go off and enjoy a day or the entire weekend.

While some of the teachers of the Corozal District will be heading for Cancun, others will be going to Spanish Caye and other areas of Belize and Mexico.


Congratulations to all the teachers taking the Associate Degree in Primary Education Programme for their dedication to their educational development.

Yesterday in Corozal the teachers in the part time programme finished their second semester of studies. Hats off for juggling work, family and education of self. Enjoy your week off and see you on May 28th for the commencement of the summer sessions.

Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Thursday, May 15, 2008


My Dear Students and Readers,

Sometimes people can do strange things and that is what makes them unique.

If on the journey through life you are one such person I am sure we will get to know about it. We will share your glory or defeat. Either way we will be there with open arms and kind words because that is what we learnt this year besides all the Math and English, Spanish, Accounting and Computer Science ( right!) and for those not in school who read this blog, all the things that you learnt. The imprtant thing is that you will learn to be a better person through that which you do. The main point to remember is that YOU CAN NOT GIVE THAT WHICH YOU DO NOT HAVE. So find in your hearts those qualities we spoke about or read the YO PUEDO blog or the papers we gave you. Especially the last papers you got this week. I will be translating soe of the last entries that are in Sopanish eventully on this blog page so keep looking out for them. Strengthen your character and remember there is much to be found in silence.

Read the entry below. Strange but true!

Love always,

Ms B

Teen Inflates 213 balloons with his NOSE!!
BLAINE, Wash. (UPI) -- A 13-year-old Blaine, Wash., boy said he believes he has set a world record by inflating 213 balloons with his nose in the space of an hour. Andrew Dahl, who credited playing the trumpet with giving him his lung strength, said Guinness World Records refused to certify his videotaped previous attempt at the feat, 184 balloons in an hour, because he did not tie the balloons himself, The Bellingham (Wash.) Herald reported Tuesday. However, Dahl said this time he did all of his own tying, and the attempt was captured by multiple video cameras and witnessed by numerous friends and family. The teenager said he expects to hear back from Guinness within a few weeks regarding whether his latest attempt qualifies for the Book of World Records. Dahl's father, Doug, said he measured each balloon after it was inflated to ensure it met the minimum diameter, 20 centimeters (about 7.9 inches) and the boy's mother, Wendy, kept a running tally of Andrew's nose-inflated balloons during the event. The teen said he has been inflating balloons with his nose since he was 7-years-old. "When we had barbecues or get-togethers I'd do it just to show that I could," he said.

Copyright 2008 by United Press International

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


If knowledge were sold in stores, I would hope everyone would rush out and buy some everyday! (Brenda A. Ysaguirre)

How long will our footprints be on the moon?
The footprints left by the Apollo astronauts will not erode since there is no wind or water on the Moon. The footprints should last at least 10 million years.

Do pigeons get lonely?
The female pigeon cannot lay eggs if she is alone. In order for her ovaries to function, she must be able to see another pigeon. If no other pigeon is available, her own reflection in a mirror will suffice.

Why are electric eels different than other fish?
Unlike most fish, electric eels cannot get enough oxygen from water. Approximately every five minutes, they must surface to breathe, or they will drown. Unlike most fish, they can swim both backwards and forwards.

Is pepper good for your headache?
A recent study found that 75 percent of headache patients felt relief when they rubbed capsaicin (the component that makes chile peppers hot) on their nose.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Dear Students,

What more can I ask for but that you work hard and try to be the type of person that would fight for peace and happiness. Try to remember that the less fortunate have a right to be loved and assisted. Be kind to everyone and in turnthey will be kind to you. And remember the road to success is paved in hardwork, struggle, pain, sorrow and finally, happiness. If you love your job you will have a enjoyable environment. If you hate your job, then keep on looking for the one that you will enjoy.

Love always,

Ms. Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Today's Word "pantheon"
pantheon \PAN-thee-on; -uhn\ (noun) - 1 : A temple dedicated to all the gods; especially (capitalized), the building so called at Rome. 2 : The collective gods of a people; as, a goddess of the Greek pantheon. 3 : A public building commemorating and dedicated to the famous dead of a nation. 4 : A group of highly esteemed persons. "When enough beings place their faith in a false god, that god starts to manifest itself as an essence among the pantheon of gods. Sometimes that essence disappears with the eradication of its believers, most of the time, due to war, cataclysms, or their planet being destroyed. If one of these essences becomes strong enough, it will become real and take its place among the pantheon beside the other gods." -- Michael G. Brown, 'The Avatar and the God: The Summoning' Pantheon comes from Greek pantheion, "temple of all the gods," from pan-, "all" + theos, "god."

Saturday, May 10, 2008


Dear Students and Readers,

There are so many things that you still have not learnt but I am happy that I took time to make you see life in more than just the one way you were used to. Keep on looking out for new things and try to understand that you can never learn everything so you must try to keep focused on the things that you do have in your path.


Brenda Aurora Ysaguirre


Today's Word "peregrination"
peregrination \pehr-uh-gruh-NAY-shun\ (noun) - A traveling from place to place; a wandering. "They continued their peregrination, stopping to spend a few minutes in this circle or that before moving on again, she a foot before him, he prowling, relaxed but watchful, in her wake." -- Stephanie Laurens, 'On a Wild Night' Peregrination comes from Latin peregrinatio, from peregrinari, "to stay or travel in foreign countries," from peregre, "in a foreign country, abroad," from per, "through" + ager, "land."

Friday, May 9, 2008


Growth, is a part of life and one which cannot be denied. (Brenda Aurora Ysaguirre)

I know. Iknow. What could you possibily want to learn about trees, New York and tripe! But it is learning and whatever it is, it will enrich your knowledge. So, I am forced to beg you to read on! hahahahaha. Have a great day and may all your dreams come true today and always.


Ms B

Which are the world's oldest trees?
The Sequoias and Redwoods of the American West Coast are not the oldest living trees in the world. The honor belongs to the Macrozamia trees of Australia, which live 5,000 to 7,000 years and, some claim, may even reach 15,000 years.

Which is safer -- New York City or Arkansas?
Per capita, it is safer to live in New York City than it is to live in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

How long should tripe be cooked?
Ideally, tripe is cooked for 12 hours. As it is difficult to digest, tripe shouldn't be eaten by those who are dyspeptic or goutish.

Thursday, May 8, 2008


As you near the gate that leads to success, look both ways before you cross the street and capture all the knowledge that you find. (Brenda Aurora Ysaguirre)

Dear Third Years,

You are almost there. In a week you will be out of school and you will be preparing for graduation. Good luck with your exams and best wishes always. May your decisions lead you to success.

Love always,
Brenda Aurora Ysaguirre

Today's Word "concomitant"
concomitant \kuhn-KOM-uh-tuhnt\ (adjective) - Accompanying; attendant; occurring or existing concurrently. (noun) - Something that accompanies or is collaterally connected with something else; an accompaniment. "I think it's worthy of note that passions do not tend to be inflamed without the presence of concomitant phantasms." -- Don DeLillo, 'Ratner's Star' Concomitant comes from the present participle of Latin concomitari, to accompany, from com- (used intensively) + comitari, to accompany, from comes, comit-, a companion.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Dear Students and Blog Readers,
It is that time of the year that i dislike the most in the education system in which I work. Graduation and farewell are on the way. Next week my Third Years will be finish with school and after that they will be back for only a few days and then, if they don't pursue their tertiaru level education at night, seeing them will be minimal.

I have grown to love and care for this group because above all they became a special class of students with the programme I implemented to motivate them into being better youths, husbands, wives, adults and Belizeans. It was the easiest thing to have done and they respnded to YO PUEDO with an energy and a happiness that has left me complete. If my world were to end tomorrow, I would be happy with the knowledge that the 22 students in the class grew to love themselves, each other and the people around them with honesty and a sincere desire to be more than just an averge person. Indeed, they have proven to me that there is the possibility of good to come from programmes that are not scholastically based but which can teach us to be more than we are, to be better than average, to be willing to help others and to yearn for more.

Thrid Years, remember that you can be all you want to be,. You can achieve anyhing you set your mind to. You just have to remember the two little words that can take you to the heights of your success - YO PUEDO -- I CAN. Once you realize that YOU CAN do anything you set your heart to, you will be able to attain your goals and achieve all that you set out to achieve.

Before I close don't forget to look at the word below. It's just another word to add to those you are learning.

Best Wishes and Love always,
Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Today's Word "halcyon"
halcyon \HAL-see-uhn\ (noun) - 1 : A kingfisher. 2 : A mythical bird, identified with the kingfisher, that was fable
d to nest at sea about the time of the winter solstice and to calm the waves during incubation. (adjective) - 1 : Calm; quiet; peaceful; undisturbed; happy; as, "deep, halcyon repose." 2 : Marked by peace and prosperity; as, "halcyon years." "West foreshadowed the end of Los Angeles's halcyon moment. He saw the city of angels becoming a city of despair, a place where hopes get crushed..." -- Michael Connelly, 'The Concrete Blonde' Halcyon derives from Latin (h)alcyon, from Greek halkuon, a mythical bird, kingfisher. This bird was fabled by the Greeks to nest at sea, about the time of the winter solstice, and, during incubation, to calm the waves.

Monday, May 5, 2008


If we live life and are blessed with friends who make us feel love and affection we are kings and queens of our world, for life without friendship and love is meaningless. (Brenda A. Ysaguirre)

Dear Students and Readers,
The time is fast approaching when our lives will be changed forever. Be prepared for the many obstacles and hardships that come with change. Look them straight in the face and you will be able to overcome them. Talk your problems over with someone you can really trust and who trusts you. Eventually you will see that this is the theme of life. It is LIFE! So, eventually you will get use to it and life will become bearable. Just remember to have love in your hearts always and hug and kiss those around you as often as you can.
Yours always,
Ms. B

Today's Word "superfluous"
superfluous \soo-PER-floo-us\ (adjective) - More than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive. (adverb) superfluously, (noun) superfluousness "You must consider that what is necessary always occurs, and what is superfluous usually, but what is almost necessary, at least in my case, rarely, as a result of which, robbed of all context, it can become slightly pathetic, i.e. amusing." -- Hanns Zischler, 'Kafka Goes to the Movies' Superfluous comes ultimately from the Latin superfluus, from superfluo, superfluere, to overflow, from super-, over, above + fluo, fluere, to flow.

Sunday, May 4, 2008


Dear Third Years and all Readers,
Things to note: In the first, Prof. Abel was born in that country and loves meat.
On the second, well, some of you like horses and for the third, I was born on MAY 13 and my birth stone is the emerald!!! Now we know it is worth more than a diamond I feel so much better!!! Hahahahahahahahaha!
Love always,
Ms B

Which nation has the biggest meateaters?
Argentineans eat more meat than any other nation in the world -- an average of 10 ounces per person per day.

Can you tell a horse's sex from it's head?
You can tell the sex of a horse by its teeth. Most males have 40, females have 36.

Is a diamond worth more than an emerald?
While diamonds are usually considered the most precious of stones, a large, near flawless emerald is worth considerably more than a diamond of the same size.

Saturday, May 3, 2008


Written for the Class of 6-2B of the Corozal Junior College ACE Division,

With Love, from Ms. B

You have been a unique class,

And I am sure you will not be the last,

To make me upset or to make me laugh,

But I am happy that a few of you are going off.

Rodrigo, you've come from far away each day,

To listen to what the lecturers have to say.

I wish you the best in your future endeavours,

May you see the fruit of all your late hours.

Ruben, boy, you are surely special,

Your time at school is few but you expect all,

And your lecturers shake their heads and say,

This boy is different in every way.

Rocio, the first year was spent on skipping classes

That's why you had so few passes,

But when you put your mind to it you can,

You just need to settle down and have a plan.

Neomi, are you going to surprise us soon,

Even though you're singing to a different tune.

You settled down this year without Raquel,

So for that I can now wish you well.

Maricela, they broke the mould after creating you,

You often got on my nerves saying those things you do,

But deep inside we became friends,

And I promise we will be so until the every end.

Shyami, you are the brain in the lot,

I can say and really mean that.

So use your knowledge wisely and don't forget,

There is so much for you to learn as yet!

Alberto, you are a one of a kind guy,

Who loves to have fun and I can tell why.

Your dances on stage will never be forgotten,

Keep on enjoying life and remember all that happened.

Sheena, I see that guy courting you,

Buying you soft drinks and making you smile, too.

Stay on track, dear girl, and get your degree,

And one day you'll have success for all to see.

Roraima, your dedication is great,

And you were just about never late.

Your smile and your friendliness,

Makes you one of 6-2B's best.

Abinadi, now that's a name I won't forget,

You have not made me angry yet!

You smile and are a funny person everywhere,

Remember you can be a success anywhere.

Yanarie, you loved missing school,

And doing little things aganist the rule,

But you are kind and filled with happiness sincere,

You are definitely one of my daughters dear.

Now students of 6-2B I add you to the list,

Of all the children that I won't miss,

For we will keep in touch throughout the years,

And thanks for adding to my grey hairs!

So, Class of 6-2 B,

You mean a lot to me,

And I will keep you in my heart,

When the time comes for us to be apart.

Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Copyright 2008 Brenda A. Ysaguirre

Friday, May 2, 2008


As your knowledge grows so do you. (Brenda A. Ysaguirre)

Dear Students and Readers,

There is always space for us to learn more. As I prepare this blog each time I am learning, too and that is something that we must all be thankful for. Knowledge is our guide to a better life and it is the foundation on which we build better futures for ourselves and those who share our lives.

Love always,

Ms B

How wide is a hairbreadth?
A "hairbreadth away" is 1/48 of an inch.

How much aluminum is recycled in can form?
Nearly 65 percent of America's aluminum cans are recycled. Aluminum is one of the simplest materials to recycle.

Who came up with our current cloud nomenclature?
The system used today of naming clouds according to their shape and height was devised in 1803 by a London druggist and amateur weather-watcher, Luke Howard.


With Much Respect,

Brenda A. Ysaguirre