Sharing Culture and Language Through Song
By     |    Sep 16, 2019
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Sharing Culture and Language Through Song

“🎵 ¡Hola amigos! ¿Como está usted? Estoy muy feliz de verlo a usted.” 🎵🎵 Every day at Spanish Schoolhouse, we work to create a cultural experience  for our students and their families. One way we achieve this is through music.  Come at any time of day and you’ll hear teachers singing, dancing, and putting fun motions to popular Latin nursery rhymes. Even at naptime you’re likely to hear soft lullabies […]

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Preschool Uniforms:  A Good Fit!
By     |    Aug 28, 2019
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Preschool Uniforms: A Good Fit!

“They’re only in preschool!  Why do they need to wear uniforms?!”  If you’re a new SSH parent, this thought may have crossed your mind. It can certainly be fun dressing preschoolers (or watching what they choose on their own).  However, shopping for outfits they’ll agree to wear and then convincing them to wear them on cue can be challenging! School uniforms may have pros and cons, but after years of […]

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Have Questions About Spanish Immersion?  We’ve Got Answers!
By     |    Aug 15, 2019
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Have Questions About Spanish Immersion? We’ve Got Answers!

If you’re new to language immersion, you likely have a few questions, curiosities, or even fears about the process. After 20 years in the language learning business, we’ve got you covered with the answers you need to know about the wonderful journey you and your child are about to begin.   ¿Qué?/What?  What Exactly is Spanish Immersion? It’s not so mysterious!  Immersion simply means being surrounded by a language so […]

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The Amazing Biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest
By     |    Jul 15, 2019
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The Amazing Biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest

¿Sabias qué? Did you know? Every summer, we offer various camp themes for our campers to dive into!  They participate in fun activities, learning new facts and vocabulary for each theme.  Our Amazon Rainforest camp theme is always a favorite! With a little imagination, we can take campers on a rainforest adventure all from the comfort of our own schools.  As we “fly” over the Amazon, we show children why […]

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Cocinando con Niños – Cooking with Kids
By     |    Jun 20, 2019
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Cocinando con Niños – Cooking with Kids

Summer has started, the kids are out of school, and you may be looking for fun and enriching ways to pass the time. In our last post, we shared tips for finding Spanish language experiences for your children outside the classroom such as visiting Latin restaurants to put their Spanish to the test. We also challenge you to create your own “cultural kitchen” at home now and then by cooking […]

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Spanish Fluency – Tips for Maintaining, Retaining, and Gaining!
By     |    May 23, 2019
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Spanish Fluency – Tips for Maintaining, Retaining, and Gaining!

Each May as another school year comes to an end, parents ask us for ways to maintain their child’s language learning. We want to send our students off with tips to help them keep building on the skills they’ve learned at Spanish Schoolhouse! Here’s a treasure trove of suggestions. It takes a little effort on the parents’ part, but we know that the investment of time will pay off! We […]

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Bringing Culture to Life – Spanish Schoolhouse Shows

Bringing Culture to Life – Spanish Schoolhouse Shows

The lights are dimmed, the audience is packed with proud parents, and you hear those magic words, “¡Música Maestro!”  As the Welcome Song begins, our students excitedly make their way up the aisles waving their hands.  The words of the song invite the audience into the experience! “Ha llegado  el momento de empezar el show.  Si cantamos, si bailamos, será para vos. Encontramos un amigo en cada canción.  Es hora […]

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Behind the Scenes – The Lesson Planning Process
By     |    May 6, 2019
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Behind the Scenes – The Lesson Planning Process

As educators, we have the opportunity to see the potential in each student.  We are able to guide them in fun and loving ways toward learning lifelong skills. At Spanish Schoolhouse, it is our mission is to prepare children for academic excellence while exposing them to the Spanish language and culture.  We do this in a positive learning environment where we inspire children to be global citizens. To achieve these […]

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What’s that Word? Spanish Words without English Equivalents
By     |    Apr 24, 2019
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What’s that Word? Spanish Words without English Equivalents

When learning to speak Spanish, you’ll probably find yourself asking, “¿Cómo se dice…en español?” pretty often.  Here’s a little good news – Spanish is sometimes more efficient than English at conveying ideas! There are many Spanish words without English equivalents or that would take longer phrases to describe in English. This can make the learning process easier – and really impress your Spanish-speaking amigos! However, if a Spanish speaker asks […]

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Discovering Latin America:  Let’s Go to Colombia!
By     |    Apr 2, 2019
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Discovering Latin America: Let’s Go to Colombia!

Have you ever met a Colombian? They’re hard to forget once you do! Colombians are some of the warmest, most welcoming people you will ever meet. We are blessed to have many Colombian teachers and directors at Spanish Schoolhouse contributing to the amazing cultural diversity of our school. While the countries of Latin America have much in common, they are also different and unique. Here’s a peek at the truly […]

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