One of our mentors is studying abroad this semester. Mary is spending three months in Spain and is staying in contact with her Little Brother by emailing us letters to read to him at school. Christian is in 2nd grade and loves his Big Sister! After reading him Mary's letter, he folded it into a very small square and stuck it deep into his pocket so he wouldn't lose it. Then, he asked staff to write the letter below (word-for-word).
Hola! I have found a new species of spiders, but I don't know what to call it. It is plain brown with no shapes or patterns and it doesn't have an hour glass so it can't be a brown widow. So, it has to be a new species! I'm still trying to figure out what kind of lizard the plain white ones are with patterns on their backs. They aren't in my reptiles and amphibians book you gave me, so I don't know their names. I'm still trying to study them. I have three in my tank. There's another one that suns on my mom's car, but he runs away whenever I try to catch him. He's a sneaky little fellow! I named him Trickster.
Guess what? I caught the fastest lizard on Earth - the race runners. I read about them in the book you gave me. Have you seen any new kinds of lizards in Spain? Can you tell me if you do? I really hope you are having fun in Spain! I am trying really hard to stay focused in school. I miss you a lot and I can't wait to see you again!
Your Litte Brother, Christian
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