Browsing Category "Spanish Schoolhouse"
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 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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Beyond Paw Patrol: Getting to Know Real Emergency Responders
By     |    Oct 25, 2019
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Beyond Paw Patrol: Getting to Know Real Emergency Responders

As much as we try to shield our children from news headlines that may be upsetting, natural disasters such as the recent tornadoes in Texas are reminders that life can be unpredictable.  Emergency situations can be scary for children. As parents and educators, we can help to prepare them should the unexpected happen.   Introducing children to emergency responders is one way we can help to de-mystify them and make children […]

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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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Había una vez… The Story of Spanish Schoolhouse
By     |    Sep 30, 2019
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Había una vez… The Story of Spanish Schoolhouse

As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, the three Spanish Schoolhouse founders recently gathered at our corporate office in Plano, Texas, to reflect on the past two decades. Memories of the early days brought about nostalgic smiles and touching stories as they looked back on the highlights over the years. Here is the story of Spanish Schoolhouse – then and now!    Planting the First Seed The language immersion process is […]

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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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Preschool Uniforms:  A Good Fit!
By     |    Aug 28, 2019
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Preschool Uniforms: A Good Fit!

“They’re only in preschool!  Why do they need to wear uniforms?!”  If you’re a new SSH parent, this thought may have crossed your mind. It can certainly be fun dressing preschoolers (or watching what they choose on their own).  However, shopping for outfits they’ll agree to wear and then convincing them to wear them on cue can be challenging! School uniforms may have pros and cons, but after years of […]

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Have Questions About Spanish Immersion?  We’ve Got Answers!
By     |    Aug 15, 2019
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Have Questions About Spanish Immersion? We’ve Got Answers!

If you’re new to language immersion, you likely have a few questions, curiosities, or even fears about the process. After 20 years in the language learning business, we’ve got you covered with the answers you need to know about the wonderful journey you and your child are about to begin. ¿Qué?/What?  What Exactly is Spanish Immersion? It’s not so mysterious!  Immersion simply means being surrounded by a language so it […]

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