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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Director Spotlight – Adriana Castaño

Director Spotlight – Adriana Castaño

Director Adriana Castaño brings her creativity, positivity, and energy to Spanish Schoolhouse Sugar Land every day. Let's learn a little more about this dynamic director!

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The Tradition of Piñatas: The History Behind the Fun!
By     |    Apr 17, 2020
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The Tradition of Piñatas: The History Behind the Fun!

Did you know there’s actually a day to honor the piñata? That’s right, April 18 is National Piñata Day. It’s not exactly clear why they have a designated day, but while we’re passing the time at home, why not learn a little about these colorful and festive objects? They’re full of tradition and making your own piñata at home could be a fun project with the kids. You could even […]

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A Cultural Summer Camp Experience at Spanish Schoolhouse!

A Cultural Summer Camp Experience at Spanish Schoolhouse!

It’s time to plan for Summer 2020!  Summer days can seem long when children don’t have their usual routines. No matter how hard you try to keep little ones entertained, they often seem to have energy for days!  Temperatures rise, the pools start feeling more like a luke-warm bath, and being in the A/C feels like the only option. It can be a challenge to find screen-free activities! Spanish Schoolhouse […]

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Ratón Pérez, the Tooth Fairy of Hispanic Culture
By     |    Feb 26, 2020
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Ratón Pérez, the Tooth Fairy of Hispanic Culture

As kids turn four or five years old, losing the first tooth is a big milestone, including a first visit from the Tooth Fairy! In Spain and Latin America, a different visitor retrieves lost teeth and leaves behind a gift.

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