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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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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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Easier, Happier Handwriting at Spanish Schoolhouse

Easier, Happier Handwriting at Spanish Schoolhouse

Handwriting Without Tears® (HWT) is a fun, multisensory program to help children develop fluent, legible handwriting as an automatic, mastered skill.  The system behind it was created over 30 years ago by an occupational therapist, and it has been used with millions of children throughout the world. Originally, the program was available only for English speakers, but recently, HWT noted the rising importance of bilingual education, and developed a Spanish […]

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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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