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Spanish Schoolhouse Spotlight: Beatriz Gómez

  From Colombia to the Heart of SSH Frisco If you’ve ever stepped foot into the Spanish Schoolhouse Frisco school, Director Beatriz Gómez needs no introduction! She is the spry and upbeat leader of the Frisco school who started with SSH the day we opened our first preschool doors and never left. “I love this school! It’s my home,” says Bea. A native of Medellín, Colombia, Bea moved to Texas […]

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Mi Escuela es Tu Escuela: A Warm Preschool Welcome
By     |    Oct 11, 2018
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Mi Escuela es Tu Escuela: A Warm Preschool Welcome

You’ve likely heard the Spanish saying, Mi casa es su casa (My home is your home). This is an expression of hospitality and welcome that epitomizes the Latin culture! At SSH, it sums up our desire for students and their families to feel at home in our schools. In fact, we embrace it in our mission statement – “to provide a warm, positive learning environment where children build confidence, self-esteem, […]

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Stars of the Week Shine Bright at Spanish Schoolhouse!
By     |    Sep 13, 2018
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Stars of the Week Shine Bright at Spanish Schoolhouse!

No two children are alike!  At Spanish Schoolhouse, we believe that each child is special in their own way.  We recognize and celebrate those differences throughout the year. One way that we shine a spotlight on each of our students is by giving them each a chance to be the STAR of the classroom for a week, a program we call Estrella de la Semana (Star of the Week).  Being the […]

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SSH After-School Spanish!  Language Learning for All Levels
By     |    Aug 16, 2018
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SSH After-School Spanish! Language Learning for All Levels

As fall approaches, parents are starting to think about after-school activities for their children.  The options are numerous: sports, music, dance, and art, to name just a few. All of these are enriching, but we’d like to throw out another option, which just happens to be our favorite topic, LANGUAGE LEARNING!  Why Spanish Classes? Extensive research shows that the early childhood and elementary years are when human brains are most […]

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Bienvenidos/Welcome to the Family!  A Guide for Spanish Schoolhouse Newcomers
By     |    Aug 9, 2018
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Bienvenidos/Welcome to the Family!  A Guide for Spanish Schoolhouse Newcomers

Each August brings the excitement of new beginnings as children start a new school year!  For many children and parents, this school year may be their first experience with Spanish Schoolhouse or language immersion. We know it’s a time of many changes (a new language, schedule, teachers, friends) and many questions. Here are some that we’re often asked at this time of year, with answers that we hope will help! […]

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Meet the Teacher:  New Beginnings Made Easier!
By     |    Jul 13, 2018
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Meet the Teacher: New Beginnings Made Easier!

Starting a new school, or even starting a new class at the same school, can be a time of excitement and a little trepidation for both preschoolers and their parents! Couple that with immersion in a new language and even the most confident parent/child may feel a bit overwhelmed. Meet the Teacher events provide the perfect opportunity to help smooth the way and make it easier to greet new beginnings […]

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Spanish Dichos – Great Wisdom in Small Packages
By     |    Jun 21, 2018
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Spanish Dichos – Great Wisdom in Small Packages

In every culture, words of wisdom are passed down from one generation to the next in the form of sayings, adages, idioms, or proverbs. In Spanish, these sayings are called dichos (from the verb decir – to say) and they’re a rich part of the oral tradition in Latin countries. Dichos are short phrases that are packed with valuable life lessons. They’re frequently used by parents and grandparents to teach […]

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GOOOOOAL!  World Cup Fever Builds in Latin America and at Spanish Schoolhouse!
By     |    May 31, 2018
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GOOOOOAL! World Cup Fever Builds in Latin America and at Spanish Schoolhouse!

Soccer (or fútbol in Spanish) is not just a wildly popular pastime in Latin America. It is a source of national unity, identity, and pride. The World Cup tournament is fast approaching and citizens of each country will come together to support their teams, demonstrate their unwavering loyalty, and brace for an emotional rollercoaster as they watch in excitement. At Spanish Schoolhouse, our campers (ages 3-8) can take part in […]

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Preschool Transitions – What a Difference a Year Makes!
By     |    May 23, 2018
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Preschool Transitions – What a Difference a Year Makes!

It seems like only yesterday that you were dropping your child off for the first day of preschool. There may have been tears shed (from both of you) as this transition from the home setting to a formal school took place. Fast forward eight months and here we are – what a difference a year makes! Let’s take a look at preschool transitions, a typical child’s progress, and what to […]

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The World is Your Classroom!  Learn Spanish Abroad
By     |    May 3, 2018
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The World is Your Classroom! Learn Spanish Abroad

When parents commit to an immersion education for their children, they know they’re opening doors to exciting future opportunities. From the classroom to the world, language immersion opportunities yield big advantages. They enrich lives and increase cultural awareness both in childhood and throughout life. At Spanish Schoolhouse, we love being able to offer immersion programs right here in Texas! Our wonderful staff of native Spanish speakers represents almost every Spanish-speaking […]

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