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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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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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