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The Makings of a Feliz Navidad!  Latin and Spanish Christmas Celebrations
By     |    Dec 16, 2019
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The Makings of a Feliz Navidad! Latin and Spanish Christmas Celebrations

Many people around the world deck the halls and exchange gifts on Christmas Day, but Spanish and Latino celebrations begin well before December 25, often lasting through the first week of January!  Let’s explore some of the festive ways Christmas is celebrated around the world… the Latin world, that is.  A Full Season of Celebrations Since more than 75% of Latin Americans and Spaniards are Catholic, celebrations tend to revolve […]

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Exploring the Spanish Speaking World:  Let’s Go to Spain!
By     |    Nov 21, 2019
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Exploring the Spanish Speaking World: Let’s Go to Spain!

As a Spanish preschool, our days are immersed in the Spanish language and culture. With our locations in Texas, however, it’s natural that most of our teachers come from Mexico and Central or South America, rather than from Spain.   Spain is, of course, the birthplace of the Spanish language and the inspiration for a lot of Latin America’s rich culture.  Let’s take a look at some of its highlights!  From […]

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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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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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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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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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Bringing Culture to Life – Spanish Schoolhouse Shows

Bringing Culture to Life – Spanish Schoolhouse Shows

The lights are dimmed, the audience is packed with proud parents, and you hear those magic words, “¡Música Maestro!”  As the Welcome Song begins, our students excitedly make their way up the aisles waving their hands.  The words of the song invite the audience into the experience! “Ha llegado  el momento de empezar el show.  Si cantamos, si bailamos, será para vos. Encontramos un amigo en cada canción.  Es hora […]

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Behind the Scenes – The Lesson Planning Process
By     |    May 6, 2019
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Behind the Scenes – The Lesson Planning Process

As educators, we have the opportunity to see the potential in each student.  We are able to guide them in fun and loving ways toward learning lifelong skills. At Spanish Schoolhouse, it is our mission is to prepare children for academic excellence while exposing them to the Spanish language and culture.  We do this in a positive learning environment where we inspire children to be global citizens. To achieve these […]

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