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Spice Up Your Summer (and keep your kids busy) with Worldly Wednesdays!
By     |    Jun 1, 2016
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Spice Up Your Summer (and keep your kids busy) with Worldly Wednesdays!

Summer break is such an exciting time for kids!  Lots of free time for relaxing, playing, and having fun.  But for some parents, months of unstructured time can be a little daunting!  If you are searching for activities to keep your kids engaged, here’s an idea for you.  A former Spanish Schoolhouse family shared this great plan for keeping kids tuned into the Spanish culture.  You can adapt the program […]

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Blending Art and Culture –How Preschoolers Learn From the Latin Art Expo

Blending Art and Culture –How Preschoolers Learn From the Latin Art Expo

Every February, a burst of creativity, sensory awareness, and cultural pride overtakes Spanish Schoolhouse.  You may ask, “What is this flash of texture, color, and culture?” It’s our annual Latin American Art Expo, and the students are the little artists (¡los pequeños artistas!)! From the youngest to the oldest, each class “adopts” a famous Latin artist and one of his or her works.  During Circle Time, they will learn about their […]

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Little Scientists at Spanish Schoolhouse
By     |    Jan 26, 2016
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Little Scientists at Spanish Schoolhouse

For young children, curiosity is a part of their being. They are constantly questioning how the world works, experimenting, predicting outcomes, observing, and drawing conclusions. In essence, each young child is already a scientist! As educators, we want to capitalize on and encourage that curiosity as much as possible. Our regular daily curriculum includes many pre-science skills, but each year in January we make science extra fun and exciting with […]

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¡Música Maestro!

¡Música Maestro!

If you happen to walk down the halls of any Spanish Schoolhouse campus in November or December, you’re likely to hear the sounds of maracas, guitars, drums, and angelic voices.  You may not recognize these as the sounds of Christmas, but cultural holiday songs, dances, and Latin traditions fill our schools long before Christmas Day.  Students and teachers work hard for many weeks preparing for one of the highlights of […]

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Have You Met Periquito Azul?

Have You Met Periquito Azul?

  If you pass through a Spanish Schoolhouse, chances are high that you’ll hear a little song that goes something like this, “En la tienda hay un periquito azul entre dos pajaritos.”  It’s the theme song of our school, and it tells the story of our beloved mascot, Periquito Azul (Blue Parrot).  You’ll see our little feathered friend in the classroom, on students’ backpack tags, stickers, and other fun places. […]

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Spanish Summer Camps
By     |    May 12, 2015
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Spanish Summer Camps

 Summertime in Texas!  Long, hot hours to fill, with kids who would gladly stay glued to a screen in the air conditioning all day if we’d let them.   What’s a parent to do?  We’d all like to keep our kids’ brains engaged over the summer.  Summer camp options abound, from sports, to science, art, music, and more.  Wouldn’t you love to find a summer camp that combines all of these?  […]

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Preschoolers learn about Latin American art

Preschoolers learn about Latin American art

  One of the parents’ and students’ favorite events every year at Spanish Schoolhouse, is the  Latin American Art Expo.  Each class learns about a different Latin artist, their background, and their style of art.  They are introduced to one of the artist’s famous works, and then the students have the opportunity to create their own version of the “obra” (artwork).   The students work with various colors, tools, and […]

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Spanish Schoolhouse Keller Brings Produce to Seniors
By     |    Nov 12, 2012
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Spanish Schoolhouse Keller Brings Produce to Seniors

In Spring 2012, Spanish Schoolhouse Keller unveiled the outdoor “Jardin”  (Garden) and Science Center which is a successful partnership with Meals on Wheels and the Keller Farmers Market!  The children have planted fruits and vegetables and are responsible for their daily care and growth.  Twice a year the children will pick the “fruits” of their labor;  and through a fun and interactive pretend “Mercado” they will sell/donate the items to […]

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