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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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The Tradition of Piñatas: The History Behind the Fun!
By     |    Apr 17, 2020
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The Tradition of Piñatas: The History Behind the Fun!

Did you know there’s actually a day to honor the piñata? That’s right, April 18 is National Piñata Day. It’s not exactly clear why they have a designated day, but while we’re passing the time at home, why not learn a little about these colorful and festive objects? They’re full of tradition and making your own piñata at home could be a fun project with the kids. You could even […]

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A Cultural Summer Camp Experience at Spanish Schoolhouse!

A Cultural Summer Camp Experience at Spanish Schoolhouse!

It’s time to plan for Summer 2020!  Summer days can seem long when children don’t have their usual routines. No matter how hard you try to keep little ones entertained, they often seem to have energy for days!  Temperatures rise, the pools start feeling more like a luke-warm bath, and being in the A/C feels like the only option. It can be a challenge to find screen-free activities! Spanish Schoolhouse […]

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Ratón Pérez, the Tooth Fairy of Hispanic Culture
By     |    Feb 26, 2020
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Ratón Pérez, the Tooth Fairy of Hispanic Culture

As kids turn four or five years old, losing the first tooth is a big milestone, including a first visit from the Tooth Fairy! In Spain and Latin America, a different visitor retrieves lost teeth and leaves behind a gift.

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A Time to Celebrate Love and Friendship
By     |    Feb 14, 2020
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A Time to Celebrate Love and Friendship

Love is in the air, here and throughout the Hispanic world, too! In Hispanic culture, this holiday of love and affection has some unique traditions! Here are some of the ways love and friendship are celebrated around the world and here at Spanish Schoolhouse.

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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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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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