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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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Let’s Get Moving Together!
By     |    Jan 16, 2020
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Let’s Get Moving Together!

Getting our bodies in motion is essential to all human beings, but it is vital for young children and yields physiological, cognitive, and emotional benefits. As parents, it is our job to be role models and guides for a healthy lifestyle with plenty of physical activity!

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The Amazing Biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest
By     |    Jul 15, 2019
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The Amazing Biodiversity of the Amazon Rainforest

¿Sabias qué? Did you know? Every summer, we offer various camp themes for our campers to dive into!  They participate in fun activities, learning new facts and vocabulary for each theme.  Our Amazon Rainforest camp theme is always a favorite! With a little imagination, we can take campers on a rainforest adventure all from the comfort of our own schools.  As we “fly” over the Amazon, we show children why […]

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Bilingual Babies:  Spanish Mommy and Me Class

Bilingual Babies: Spanish Mommy and Me Class

  Learning Language Naturally Do you remember how your child(ren) learned their first language? First, they heard and understood what you were saying to them, then began to respond appropriately (“Wave bye-bye” or “Blow kisses”). Soon, their babbling became a recognizable word or two. Over the next several months, you likely saw an explosion of single words, and then eventually two-three word phrases. Language progresses naturally when a child is […]

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It’s Not Just Play!  Learning Centers Bring Concepts to Life
By     |    Dec 6, 2018
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It’s Not Just Play! Learning Centers Bring Concepts to Life

Little minds are bursting with potential and hungry to learn!  The more hands-on experiences children get, the more likely they are to develop a lifelong love of learning! One way we encourage this at Spanish Schoolhouse is through “centers.” Some centers, like Imagination Centers, are for self-guided exploration. They have designated spaces that encourage imagination, stimulate creativity, and challenge students to think and problem-solve. Learning Centers, on the other hand, […]

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GOOOOOAL!  World Cup Fever Builds in Latin America and at Spanish Schoolhouse!
By     |    May 31, 2018
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GOOOOOAL! World Cup Fever Builds in Latin America and at Spanish Schoolhouse!

Soccer (or fútbol in Spanish) is not just a wildly popular pastime in Latin America. It is a source of national unity, identity, and pride. The World Cup tournament is fast approaching and citizens of each country will come together to support their teams, demonstrate their unwavering loyalty, and brace for an emotional rollercoaster as they watch in excitement. At Spanish Schoolhouse, our campers (ages 3-8) can take part in […]

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A Day at SSH – Oh, to Be A Fly on the Wall!

A Day at SSH – Oh, to Be A Fly on the Wall!

It’s been a few weeks since your child started the school year, you’ve finally mastered the morning routine, and drop-offs are going (mostly) smoothly. Now that you have a moment to stop and take a breath, you begin to wonder, “What are they doing in school all day?” Wouldn’t it be nice to be a fly on the wall in the classroom? Let’s take a peek at a typical day […]

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Periquito Azul:  Fun Facts about our Feathered Friend
By     |    Aug 24, 2017
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Periquito Azul: Fun Facts about our Feathered Friend

Periquito in the School Spanish Schoolhouse’s mascot, “Periquito Azul,” is a favorite with all the students! This friendly blue hyacinth macaw has been a part of the SSH family since our very early days, and it all started with a little song.  One of our first teachers played a song about a little blue parrot for her class, and the students loved it so much that other teachers began using […]

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Survey Says…..  Parent Feedback makes us better!

Survey Says….. Parent Feedback makes us better!

Every year, we survey currently enrolled families about their opinions of our programs and ways we can improve.  We also survey parents of students who’ve graduated to ask about their transition to elementary school.  We beam with pride when we hear the success stories, and we take very seriously any suggestions for improvement.   Here’s a quick look at the survey results and a few of the changes we have made […]

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