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Spice Up Your Summer (and keep your kids busy) with Worldly Wednesdays!
By     |    Jun 1, 2016
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Spice Up Your Summer (and keep your kids busy) with Worldly Wednesdays!

Summer break is such an exciting time for kids!  Lots of free time for relaxing, playing, and having fun.  But for some parents, months of unstructured time can be a little daunting!  If you are searching for activities to keep your kids engaged, here’s an idea for you.  A former Spanish Schoolhouse family shared this great plan for keeping kids tuned into the Spanish culture.  You can adapt the program […]

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Cooking with Kids:  Recipes from the Latin World
By     |    Apr 19, 2016
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Cooking with Kids: Recipes from the Latin World

The kitchen is a great learning environment for children and it’s easy to sprinkle in some Latin culture for fun as well!  Cooking teaches real-life math skills as children count out ingredients, compare different sized measuring cups, or notice that three teaspoons equal one tablespoon.  From a scientific angle, kids can observe property changes like solid chocolate becoming liquid when melted, or see how baking powder and yeast make foods […]

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Love and Logic in the SSH Classroom
By     |    Mar 31, 2016
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Love and Logic in the SSH Classroom

  What does it mean that Spanish Schoolhouse uses Love and Logic® as the preferred discipline strategy throughout our school?  You may have heard of this methodology, but not know the theories behind it.  You may have read some Love and Logic books, or even attended a class.  With Love and Logic, the more you know, the more effective the strategy can be.  We love the positive environment that this […]

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Blending Art and Culture –How Preschoolers Learn From the Latin Art Expo

Blending Art and Culture –How Preschoolers Learn From the Latin Art Expo

Every February, a burst of creativity, sensory awareness, and cultural pride overtakes Spanish Schoolhouse.  You may ask, “What is this flash of texture, color, and culture?” It’s our annual Latin American Art Expo, and the students are the little artists (¡los pequeños artistas!)! From the youngest to the oldest, each class “adopts” a famous Latin artist and one of his or her works.  During Circle Time, they will learn about their […]

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Little Scientists at Spanish Schoolhouse
By     |    Jan 26, 2016
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Little Scientists at Spanish Schoolhouse

For young children, curiosity is a part of their being. They are constantly questioning how the world works, experimenting, predicting outcomes, observing, and drawing conclusions. In essence, each young child is already a scientist! As educators, we want to capitalize on and encourage that curiosity as much as possible. Our regular daily curriculum includes many pre-science skills, but each year in January we make science extra fun and exciting with […]

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¡Música Maestro!

¡Música Maestro!

If you happen to walk down the halls of any Spanish Schoolhouse campus in November or December, you’re likely to hear the sounds of maracas, guitars, drums, and angelic voices.  You may not recognize these as the sounds of Christmas, but cultural holiday songs, dances, and Latin traditions fill our schools long before Christmas Day.  Students and teachers work hard for many weeks preparing for one of the highlights of […]

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What is My Child Learning at Spanish Schoolhouse?
By     |    Dec 9, 2015
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What is My Child Learning at Spanish Schoolhouse?

How often is this conversation heard in your house? Parent: “What did you learn at school today?” Child: “I don’t know…” Do you feel out of the loop about what your child is learning at Spanish Schoolhouse? Wish you knew more about the curriculum? Then help is here!! Read on to learn the inside story… Curriculum:  Our Spanish Schoolhouse Preschool curriculum is developed by Texas-certified teachers to meet all the […]

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Have You Met Periquito Azul?

Have You Met Periquito Azul?

  If you pass through a Spanish Schoolhouse, chances are high that you’ll hear a little song that goes something like this, “En la tienda hay un periquito azul entre dos pajaritos.”  It’s the theme song of our school, and it tells the story of our beloved mascot, Periquito Azul (Blue Parrot).  You’ll see our little feathered friend in the classroom, on students’ backpack tags, stickers, and other fun places. […]

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Preschoolers learn about Latin American art

Preschoolers learn about Latin American art

  One of the parents’ and students’ favorite events every year at Spanish Schoolhouse, is the  Latin American Art Expo.  Each class learns about a different Latin artist, their background, and their style of art.  They are introduced to one of the artist’s famous works, and then the students have the opportunity to create their own version of the “obra” (artwork).   The students work with various colors, tools, and […]

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Spanish Schoolhouse Keller Brings Produce to Seniors
By     |    Nov 12, 2012
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Spanish Schoolhouse Keller Brings Produce to Seniors

In Spring 2012, Spanish Schoolhouse Keller unveiled the outdoor “Jardin”  (Garden) and Science Center which is a successful partnership with Meals on Wheels and the Keller Farmers Market!  The children have planted fruits and vegetables and are responsible for their daily care and growth.  Twice a year the children will pick the “fruits” of their labor;  and through a fun and interactive pretend “Mercado” they will sell/donate the items to […]

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