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SSH Director Spotlight: Marie Gómez

SSH Director Spotlight: Marie Gómez

You can feel the energy at Spanish Schoolhouse Keller!  Each and every day the teachers bring their special enthusiasm, which makes the students excited to see what’s in store for them.  That kind of spirit comes from the top and trickles down. SSH Keller’s director, Marielbi (Marie) Gómez, leads her team with positivity so that together they can reach the high standards she sets for her school. Marie is as […]

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Beyond Paw Patrol: Getting to Know Real Emergency Responders
By     |    Oct 25, 2019
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Beyond Paw Patrol: Getting to Know Real Emergency Responders

As much as we try to shield our children from news headlines that may be upsetting, natural disasters such as the recent tornadoes in Texas are reminders that life can be unpredictable.  Emergency situations can be scary for children. As parents and educators, we can help to prepare them should the unexpected happen.   Introducing children to emergency responders is one way we can help to de-mystify them and make children […]

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Spanish Schoolhouse:  Then and Now

Spanish Schoolhouse: Then and Now

This year, we are celebrating 20 years of language, love, and learning at Spanish Schoolhouse.  Anniversaries are a time to reflect on where we’ve been, and at SSH, we’ve been taking a walk down memory lane.  We are so proud to have educated over 15,000 students! We reached out to some of our early students to see how language learning in early childhood has impacted them as they continue on to middle school, high school, and even college! 

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Había una vez… The Story of Spanish Schoolhouse
By     |    Sep 30, 2019
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Había una vez… The Story of Spanish Schoolhouse

As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, the three Spanish Schoolhouse founders recently gathered at our corporate office in Plano, Texas, to reflect on the past two decades. Memories of the early days brought about nostalgic smiles and touching stories as they looked back on the highlights over the years. Here is the story of Spanish Schoolhouse – then and now!    Planting the First Seed The language immersion process is […]

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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 it […]

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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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