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A Day at SSH – Oh, to Be A Fly on the Wall!

A Day at SSH – Oh, to Be A Fly on the Wall!

It’s been a few weeks since your child started the school year, you’ve finally mastered the morning routine, and drop-offs are going (mostly) smoothly. Now that you have a moment to stop and take a breath, you begin to wonder, “What are they doing in school all day?” Wouldn’t it be nice to be a fly on the wall in the classroom? Let’s take a peek at a typical day […]

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Periquito Azul:  Fun Facts about our Feathered Friend
By     |    Aug 24, 2017
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Periquito Azul: Fun Facts about our Feathered Friend

Periquito in the School Spanish Schoolhouse’s mascot, “Periquito Azul,” is a favorite with all the students! This friendly blue hyacinth macaw has been a part of the SSH family since our very early days, and it all started with a little song.  One of our first teachers played a song about a little blue parrot for her class, and the students loved it so much that other teachers began using […]

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Survey Says…..  Parent Feedback makes us better!

Survey Says….. Parent Feedback makes us better!

Every year, we survey currently enrolled families about their opinions of our programs and ways we can improve.  We also survey parents of students who’ve graduated to ask about their transition to elementary school.  We beam with pride when we hear the success stories, and we take very seriously any suggestions for improvement.   Here’s a quick look at the survey results and a few of the changes we have made […]

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Easier, Happier Handwriting at Spanish Schoolhouse

Easier, Happier Handwriting at Spanish Schoolhouse

Handwriting Without Tears® (HWT) is a fun, multisensory program to help children develop fluent, legible handwriting as an automatic, mastered skill.  The system behind it was created over 30 years ago by an occupational therapist, and it has been used with millions of children throughout the world. Originally, the program was available only for English speakers, but recently, HWT noted the rising importance of bilingual education, and developed a Spanish […]

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Celebrating our Cultures:  Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating our Cultures: Hispanic Heritage Month

The colors, sights and sounds of Latin America and Spain are all around us this month, as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage!  For almost 50 years, the US has observed National Hispanic Heritage Month.  This celebration recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  The 30-day observation incorporates the independence anniversaries of many Latin American countries.   Hispanic Heritage […]

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Spanish Schoolhouse Immersion Preschool Opens in Sugar Land, TX

Spanish Schoolhouse Immersion Preschool Opens in Sugar Land, TX

We are excited to be expanding our reach to offer preschool Spanish immersion in the Sugar Land, TX area! Beginning October 3, 2016, our beautiful new campus at 1120 Soldiers Field Drive in Sugar Land will offer full-time and part-time preschool enrollment options, with the same high quality curriculum and standards as our current fourteen locations in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston areas. Leading the Sugar Land school will […]

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Spice Up Your Summer (and keep your kids busy) with Worldly Wednesdays!
By     |    Jun 1, 2016
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Spice Up Your Summer (and keep your kids busy) with Worldly Wednesdays!

Summer break is such an exciting time for kids!  Lots of free time for relaxing, playing, and having fun.  But for some parents, months of unstructured time can be a little daunting!  If you are searching for activities to keep your kids engaged, here’s an idea for you.  A former Spanish Schoolhouse family shared this great plan for keeping kids tuned into the Spanish culture.  You can adapt the program […]

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Blending Art and Culture –How Preschoolers Learn From the Latin Art Expo

Blending Art and Culture –How Preschoolers Learn From the Latin Art Expo

Every February, a burst of creativity, sensory awareness, and cultural pride overtakes Spanish Schoolhouse.  You may ask, “What is this flash of texture, color, and culture?” It’s our annual Latin American Art Expo, and the students are the little artists (¡los pequeños artistas!)! From the youngest to the oldest, each class “adopts” a famous Latin artist and one of his or her works.  During Circle Time, they will learn about their […]

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Little Scientists at Spanish Schoolhouse
By     |    Jan 26, 2016
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Little Scientists at Spanish Schoolhouse

For young children, curiosity is a part of their being. They are constantly questioning how the world works, experimenting, predicting outcomes, observing, and drawing conclusions. In essence, each young child is already a scientist! As educators, we want to capitalize on and encourage that curiosity as much as possible. Our regular daily curriculum includes many pre-science skills, but each year in January we make science extra fun and exciting with […]

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¡Música Maestro!

¡Música Maestro!

If you happen to walk down the halls of any Spanish Schoolhouse campus in November or December, you’re likely to hear the sounds of maracas, guitars, drums, and angelic voices.  You may not recognize these as the sounds of Christmas, but cultural holiday songs, dances, and Latin traditions fill our schools long before Christmas Day.  Students and teachers work hard for many weeks preparing for one of the highlights of […]

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