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Survey Says…..  Parent Feedback makes us better!

Survey Says….. Parent Feedback makes us better!

Every year, we survey currently enrolled families about their opinions of our programs and ways we can improve.  We also survey parents of students who’ve graduated to ask about their transition to elementary school.  We beam with pride when we hear the success stories, and we take very seriously any suggestions for improvement.   Here’s a quick look at the survey results and a few of the changes we have made […]

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The Joys of Sensory Play… or Why Letting Your Child Make a Mess is OK!
By     |    Mar 28, 2017
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The Joys of Sensory Play… or Why Letting Your Child Make a Mess is OK!

At Spanish Schoolhouse our curriculum is rich with sensory learning activities.  Hands-on, messy sensory play is an awesome way for little ones to learn!  Here’s why the clean-up is worth the effort, both at school and at home: Exploring textures, smells, colors, and sounds helps children understand the world around them.  Sensory play develops fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination with activities like pinching, lacing, pouring, and gripping.  These build […]

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Three Steps to Implementing Love and Logic
By     |    Feb 23, 2017
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Three Steps to Implementing Love and Logic

1. Show empathy! As silly as it seems to an adult, the color of a sippy cup can create a crisis for a child.  For that child, the crisis is real, so do not dismiss it.  Have a tender, meaningful, short phrase that you use consistently to change the mood from aggravation to showing empathy:  “That’s too bad,”  “Uh oh,” or “I know” can help your child calm down, feel […]

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Lifetime Advantages of Bilingualism
By     |    Jan 26, 2017
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Lifetime Advantages of Bilingualism

Language immersion programs are popping up all over the U.S., immersing children in Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, and more.  What’s fueling this demand?  A growing body of research shows that bilingualism gives children awesome lifetime benefits, regardless of the language!   Read on for some research results, plus some real-world examples from Spanish Schoolhouse students! It’s a Small World Anyone who has traveled to a foreign country without learning the language […]

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Easier, Happier Handwriting at Spanish Schoolhouse

Easier, Happier Handwriting at Spanish Schoolhouse

Handwriting Without Tears® (HWT) is a fun, multisensory program to help children develop fluent, legible handwriting as an automatic, mastered skill.  The system behind it was created over 30 years ago by an occupational therapist, and it has been used with millions of children throughout the world. Originally, the program was available only for English speakers, but recently, HWT noted the rising importance of bilingual education, and developed a Spanish […]

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Spanish Schoolhouse Opens Immersion Preschool in Round Rock, TX

Spanish Schoolhouse Opens Immersion Preschool in Round Rock, TX

Spanish Schoolhouse is coming to North Austin!  We are so excited to offer Spanish preschool immersion in Round Rock, TX!  Beginning October 17, 2016, our beautiful new campus at 4000 Sunrise Rd, Bldg. 2 will offer full-time and part-time preschool enrollment options, with the same high-quality curriculum and standards as our current fifteen locations in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston areas.  We cannot wait to help Austin area preschoolers […]

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Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference
By     |    Oct 6, 2016
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Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

Congratulations! You have survived the first weeks of school: the drop-off anxiety, new teachers, new friends, and adjusting to the school routine! Your child is feeling more comfortable, but you may still have a few (or many!) questions about what exactly your child is learning and how he/she is doing all day at Spanish Schoolhouse! Parent-Teacher Conferences are a great opportunity for receiving and giving! As a parent, you want […]

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Celebrating our Cultures:  Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating our Cultures: Hispanic Heritage Month

The colors, sights and sounds of Latin America and Spain are all around us this month, as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage!  For almost 50 years, the US has observed National Hispanic Heritage Month.  This celebration recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  The 30-day observation incorporates the independence anniversaries of many Latin American countries.   Hispanic Heritage […]

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Spanish Schoolhouse Immersion Preschool Opens in Sugar Land, TX

Spanish Schoolhouse Immersion Preschool Opens in Sugar Land, TX

We are excited to be expanding our reach to offer preschool Spanish immersion in the Sugar Land, TX area! Beginning October 3, 2016, our beautiful new campus at 1120 Soldiers Field Drive in Sugar Land will offer full-time and part-time preschool enrollment options, with the same high quality curriculum and standards as our current fourteen locations in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston areas. Leading the Sugar Land school will […]

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My Spanish or Your Spanish?

My Spanish or Your Spanish?

“Who wants cake?”  Can you believe there are at least seven ways to say “cake” in Spanish?!  Pastel, torta, queque, ponqué, bizcocho, dulce, tarta all mean the same delicious treat.  It’s not so surprising when you consider the fact that Spanish is the official language in over 20 countries, and there are many dialects! In our classrooms So, which Spanish do we teach?  Officially, the Spanish language is regulated by […]

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