Browsing Category "Latin Culture"
Nine Fascinating Facts Your Child Can Learn at Spanish Schoolhouse Summer Camp

Nine Fascinating Facts Your Child Can Learn at Spanish Schoolhouse Summer Camp

We’re so happy to welcome summer and all the fun that comes with Spanish Schoolhouse summer camp!  Our camps are full Spanish immersion, so children can continue their Spanish exposure and learning over the summer! Many SSH campers are former students who we love to welcome back year after year!  Others are current students who proudly invite their siblings, cousins, friends, and neighbors to check out “their school” for a […]

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Exploring the Spanish Speaking World:  ¡Vamos a Puerto Rico!
By     |    May 5, 2021
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Exploring the Spanish Speaking World: ¡Vamos a Puerto Rico!

Imagine a place where it’s warm and sunny all year.  Where there are hundreds of miles of sandy beaches, where nature bursts with color and variety.  A place where the music, people, and foods are just as vibrant.  Sounds enchanting, right?   Maybe it’s time to visit Puerto Rico!  In Spanish, it’s often called la Isla del Encanto, meaning “The Island of Enchantment” and there are plenty of reasons why.  If […]

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Seven Ways Parents Can Learn Spanish Along with Their Kids
By     |    Jan 19, 2021
Posted in: Childhood Education, Immersion Learning, Latin Culture, Spanish Schoolhouse     |    1 Comment

Seven Ways Parents Can Learn Spanish Along with Their Kids

Welcome, 2021! (and ¡Adiós, 2020!)  We’ve never been more eager to see the end of an old year and the start of a new one!  If part of your fresh start to 2021 is to improve your Spanish, we’re here to help. Whether you have lofty goals or just want to be able to keep up with your Spanish Schoolhouse preschooler, here are seven easy ways parents can learn Spanish […]

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From Our Kitchen to Yours – Favorite Holiday Recipes from Spanish Schoolhouse
By     |    Dec 8, 2020
Posted in: Latin Culture, Locations, Spanish Schoolhouse     |    1 Comment

From Our Kitchen to Yours – Favorite Holiday Recipes from Spanish Schoolhouse

Holiday memories usually involve two things - family and food! In today’s blog post, our Spanish Schoolhouse staff share some of the traditional Latin holiday foods from their home countries that bring back sweet (and savory) memories!

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Exploring the Spanish Speaking World: ¡Vámos a Argentina!
By     |    Nov 17, 2020
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Exploring the Spanish Speaking World: ¡Vámos a Argentina!

If you’re intrigued by both Europe and Latin America, you’ll love Argentina! This South American country is a true melting pot. Let’s take a quick tour of some of Argentina’s most eye-catching cities, regions, and traditions!

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Director Spotlight – Gaby Martinez del Rio
By     |    Oct 28, 2020
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Director Spotlight – Gaby Martinez del Rio

Spanish Schoolhouse is often compared to a family.  But for SSH Castle Hills Director, Gaby Martinez del Rio, SSH means family in more ways than one!  It’s not only warm and loving like a family – for Gaby, Spanish Schoolhouse is also a family business!  Gaby co-owns the school with her mother, Gaby Ramirez.  In fact, her whole family has been in the business for more than 15 years!   Growing […]

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Teaching Culture Through Art – Mexican Papercrafts
By     |    Oct 14, 2020
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Teaching Culture Through Art – Mexican Papercrafts

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, let’s explore some colorful and cultural papercrafts from Mexico. These handicrafts show not only the creativity of the Mexican people but serve as a link to the history and culture. You might be inspired to create a few Mexican papercrafts of your own and add a Mexican touch to your holiday decorations! A Little History of Papercrafts Papermaking in Mexico goes back […]

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Artisan Treasures: The Colorful Panamanian Molas
By     |    Sep 23, 2020
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Artisan Treasures: The Colorful Panamanian Molas

Have you ever seen the beautiful and layered artwork of Panamanian molas? Molas are colorful, layered fabric panels worn by one of Panama’s indigenous groups, the Kuna. Their unique designs and traditions behind them will fascinate you! Today, we learn about this interesting part of Panamanian culture! A Symbol of the Kuna People Panama’s Kuna tribe (also known as Guna or Cuna) is one of seven indigenous groups in the […]

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Exploring the Spanish Speaking World: ¡Vámos a Costa Rica!
By     |    Jun 4, 2020
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Exploring the Spanish Speaking World: ¡Vámos a Costa Rica!

Costa Rica means “rich coast” and if you’ve ever been there, you’ll know why that name was chosen. It is FULL of natural riches. Right in the middle of Central America, it’s nestled between Nicaragua and Panama with beautiful coasts on both the Pacific and Caribbean sides. As a travel destination, Costa Rica has incredible appeal.  It has a welcoming, lively culture that blends Spanish, Caribbean, and European influences. You’ll […]

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Director Spotlight – Adriana Castaño

Director Spotlight – Adriana Castaño

Director Adriana Castaño brings her creativity, positivity, and energy to Spanish Schoolhouse Sugar Land every day. Let's learn a little more about this dynamic director!

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