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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Is 2016 the Year You Learn Spanish?
By     |    Jan 14, 2016
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Is 2016 the Year You Learn Spanish?

We often hear from our English-speaking parents that they’d love to learn some Spanish themselves so they can share in the learning adventure with their children.  A new year is a great time to start!  In this blog post, you’ll find some helpful Spanish phrases, along with a few other fun resources. The SSH monthly vocabulary is shown on our calendar, but making complete sentences can be a challenge for […]

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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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What is My Child Learning at Spanish Schoolhouse?
By     |    Dec 9, 2015
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What is My Child Learning at Spanish Schoolhouse?

How often is this conversation heard in your house? Parent: “What did you learn at school today?” Child: “I don’t know…” Do you feel out of the loop about what your child is learning at Spanish Schoolhouse? Wish you knew more about the curriculum? Then help is here!! Read on to learn the inside story… Curriculum:  Our Spanish Schoolhouse Preschool curriculum is developed by Texas-certified teachers to meet all the […]

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Giving Beyond Borders through My Small Help
By     |    Oct 29, 2015
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Giving Beyond Borders through My Small Help

During the month of November, Spanish Schoolhouse classes  will focus on being thankful for what we have, and on giving back through community service. Students will participate in projects for their local communities (details in a future blog post!).   Spanish Schoolhouse, as a company, is following the lead of the students, and giving back to a part of the Latin community in extreme need, specifically in Peru. In 2014, […]

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World Teacher Day – Thank a Teacher!!
By     |    Oct 5, 2015
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World Teacher Day – Thank a Teacher!!

The United Nations’ World Teacher’s Day celebrates the work of teachers and their contributions to society. It is observed on October 5 each year. The theme for 2015 is “Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies.”  #worldteachersday

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Second Language Acquisition in Preschoolers
By     |    Aug 25, 2015
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Second Language Acquisition in Preschoolers

The Amazing Process of Language Acquisition in Preschoolers Many parents that are new to Spanish Schoolhouse wonder how their child will learn the language, and how the process will unfold.  Much of the research on second language acquisition in early childhood relates to English language learners in the classroom, however, our experience shows that most of the same principles apply to SSH students learning Spanish. The article below details some […]

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Have You Met Periquito Azul?

Have You Met Periquito Azul?

  If you pass through a Spanish Schoolhouse, chances are high that you’ll hear a little song that goes something like this, “En la tienda hay un periquito azul entre dos pajaritos.”  It’s the theme song of our school, and it tells the story of our beloved mascot, Periquito Azul (Blue Parrot).  You’ll see our little feathered friend in the classroom, on students’ backpack tags, stickers, and other fun places. […]

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Spanish Summer Camps
By     |    May 12, 2015
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Spanish Summer Camps

 Summertime in Texas!  Long, hot hours to fill, with kids who would gladly stay glued to a screen in the air conditioning all day if we’d let them.   What’s a parent to do?  We’d all like to keep our kids’ brains engaged over the summer.  Summer camp options abound, from sports, to science, art, music, and more.  Wouldn’t you love to find a summer camp that combines all of these?  […]

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Christmas Celebrations in Latin America
By     |    Dec 9, 2013
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Christmas Celebrations in Latin America

At Spanish Schoolhouse, students not only learn the Spanish language, but also experience the warm culture and traditions of the Latin community.  Here are a few of the Latin Christmas traditions they learn about. Did you know that, on December 7, Colombia celebrates Dia de las Velitas (Day of the Little Candles)?    On Dia de las Velitas, people place candles and luminaries all along the streets, outside their homes […]

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