The ABCs and 123s of English Class at Spanish Schoolhouse
By     |    Feb 12, 2021
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The ABCs and 123s of English Class at Spanish Schoolhouse

Preparing Bilingual Learners for Kindergarten As a Spanish immersion school, we primarily teach in Spanish, but we know it’s essential for preschoolers to have a strong English foundation too. One of our experts on this subject is Kari Aguilar.  Allow us to introduce her! Mrs. Kari is a familiar face to many Spanish Schoolhouse parents. She’s the bubbly, energetic star (and creator/editor) of this year’s SSH Preschool English videos!  We […]

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Seven Ways Parents Can Learn Spanish Along with Their Kids
By     |    Jan 19, 2021
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Seven Ways Parents Can Learn Spanish Along with Their Kids

Welcome, 2021! (and ¡Adiós, 2020!)  We’ve never been more eager to see the end of an old year and the start of a new one!  If part of your fresh start to 2021 is to improve your Spanish, we’re here to help. Whether you have lofty goals or just want to be able to keep up with your Spanish Schoolhouse preschooler, here are seven easy ways parents can learn Spanish […]

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From Our Kitchen to Yours – Favorite Holiday Recipes from Spanish Schoolhouse
By     |    Dec 8, 2020
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From Our Kitchen to Yours – Favorite Holiday Recipes from Spanish Schoolhouse

Holiday memories usually involve two things - family and food! In today’s blog post, our Spanish Schoolhouse staff share some of the traditional Latin holiday foods from their home countries that bring back sweet (and savory) memories!

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Exploring the Spanish Speaking World: ¡Vámos a Argentina!
By     |    Nov 17, 2020
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Exploring the Spanish Speaking World: ¡Vámos a Argentina!

If you’re intrigued by both Europe and Latin America, you’ll love Argentina! This South American country is a true melting pot. Let’s take a quick tour of some of Argentina’s most eye-catching cities, regions, and traditions!

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Director Spotlight – Gaby Martinez del Rio
By     |    Oct 28, 2020
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Director Spotlight – Gaby Martinez del Rio

Spanish Schoolhouse is often compared to a family.  But for SSH Castle Hills Director, Gaby Martinez del Rio, SSH means family in more ways than one!  It’s not only warm and loving like a family – for Gaby, Spanish Schoolhouse is also a family business!  Gaby co-owns the school with her mother, Gaby Ramirez.  In fact, her whole family has been in the business for more than 15 years!   Growing […]

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Teaching Culture Through Art – Mexican Papercrafts
By     |    Oct 14, 2020
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Teaching Culture Through Art – Mexican Papercrafts

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, let’s explore some colorful and cultural papercrafts from Mexico. These handicrafts show not only the creativity of the Mexican people but serve as a link to the history and culture. You might be inspired to create a few Mexican papercrafts of your own and add a Mexican touch to your holiday decorations! A Little History of Papercrafts Papermaking in Mexico goes back […]

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Artisan Treasures: The Colorful Panamanian Molas
By     |    Sep 23, 2020
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Artisan Treasures: The Colorful Panamanian Molas

Have you ever seen the beautiful and layered artwork of Panamanian molas? Molas are colorful, layered fabric panels worn by one of Panama’s indigenous groups, the Kuna. Their unique designs and traditions behind them will fascinate you! Today, we learn about this interesting part of Panamanian culture! A Symbol of the Kuna People Panama’s Kuna tribe (also known as Guna or Cuna) is one of seven indigenous groups in the […]

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Raising a Bilingual Child – Questions, Myths, and Truth
By     |    Sep 14, 2020
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Raising a Bilingual Child – Questions, Myths, and Truth

You’ve done your research, checked the options, and decided to raise your child to be bilingual. If language immersion is new to you, chances are you had more than a few questions about the process. You’ve probably been questioned or cautioned by well-meaning friends or family about your plans. After all, there are lots of viewpoints on raising bilingual kids and people love to share their opinions! Awareness is certainly […]

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“¡Lávate bien las manos!”  Health and Safety Lingo for Little Ones
By     |    Aug 20, 2020
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“¡Lávate bien las manos!” Health and Safety Lingo for Little Ones

Adapting to new safety protocols can make school seem a little unfamiliar. At Spanish Schoolhouse, our directors, teachers, and our cheerful mascot, Periquito Azul, have fun ways to help keep children healthy and safe while keeping our environment warm, welcoming, and familiar.

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Exploring the Spanish Speaking World: ¡Vámos a Costa Rica!
By     |    Jun 4, 2020
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Exploring the Spanish Speaking World: ¡Vámos a Costa Rica!

Costa Rica means “rich coast” and if you’ve ever been there, you’ll know why that name was chosen. It is FULL of natural riches. Right in the middle of Central America, it’s nestled between Nicaragua and Panama with beautiful coasts on both the Pacific and Caribbean sides. As a travel destination, Costa Rica has incredible appeal.  It has a welcoming, lively culture that blends Spanish, Caribbean, and European influences. You’ll […]

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