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What’s that Word? Spanish Words without English Equivalents
By     |    Apr 24, 2019
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What’s that Word? Spanish Words without English Equivalents

When learning to speak Spanish, you’ll probably find yourself asking, “¿Cómo se dice…en español?” pretty often.  Here’s a little good news – Spanish is sometimes more efficient than English at conveying ideas! There are many Spanish words without English equivalents or that would take longer phrases to describe in English. This can make the learning process easier – and really impress your Spanish-speaking amigos! However, if a Spanish speaker asks […]

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Discovering Latin America:  Let’s Go to Colombia!
By     |    Apr 2, 2019
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Discovering Latin America: Let’s Go to Colombia!

Have you ever met a Colombian? They’re hard to forget once you do! Colombians are some of the warmest, most welcoming people you will ever meet. We are blessed to have many Colombian teachers and directors at Spanish Schoolhouse contributing to the amazing cultural diversity of our school. While the countries of Latin America have much in common, they are also different and unique. Here’s a peek at the truly […]

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Director Spotlight:  Jennifer Granadillo

Director Spotlight: Jennifer Granadillo

  A Leader with Heart The first thing you notice when you meet SSH Coppell director Jennifer Granadillo is her smile! It comes from deep within and radiates the positivity with which she greets each day. And it’s contagious! Just try not to smile after being welcomed into Spanish Schoolhouse by Jennifer. It’s nearly impossible! Let’s Learn a Little Bit More About Her! Jennifer is a proud native of Caracas, […]

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¡Con Gusto!  Why Customer Service Matters at SSH
By     |    Mar 6, 2019
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¡Con Gusto! Why Customer Service Matters at SSH

As early childhood educators, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by children’s joyful faces and to walk alongside them as they discover new things each day. We feel honored to have parents entrust Spanish Schoolhouse with their precious little ones. Building this relationship of trust is super important to us, and that’s why we go above and beyond for our customers. We’re so privileged to have customers who are like family […]

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The Bilingual Kindergarten Journey at Spanish Schoolhouse
By     |    Feb 27, 2019
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The Bilingual Kindergarten Journey at Spanish Schoolhouse

When it’s time for your child to start Kindergarten, there are many choices! You may be considering public/charter schools, private options, or even homeschooling. While there are benefits to each option, we’d like to share a few of the unique advantages of Bilingual Kindergarten at Spanish Schoolhouse. The Language Advantage One of the obvious gifts of Kinder at SSH is continuing language immersion. Our preschoolers who have been with us […]

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Common (and Comical) Mix-ups When Learning Spanish
By     |    Feb 12, 2019
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Common (and Comical) Mix-ups When Learning Spanish

For English speakers who are trying to learn another language, cognates (words with the same origin) can be a big help! They look and sound similar, and often have very close meanings, so it’s easy to “fill in the blanks” with a guess when you don’t know a foreign word and are trying to express yourself. Even if you’ve never studied Spanish, you will surely catch words like adulto, imposible, […]

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Fulfilling the Spanish Schoolhouse Mission
By     |    Jan 31, 2019
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Fulfilling the Spanish Schoolhouse Mission

It’s a new year and a time to take a fresh look at our goals! At Spanish Schoolhouse, we set some pretty huge goals, which are summed up in our four-part Mission Statement. Let’s take a look at what those goals are and how we plan to keep on meeting and exceeding them! Academic Excellence – Spanish Schoolhouse prepares students for formal education by encouraging academic excellence and inspiring a […]

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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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Spanish Schoolhouse Preschool:  Now Open in Tomball, TX!

Spanish Schoolhouse Preschool: Now Open in Tomball, TX!

Spanish Schoolhouse opened its 18th Spanish immersion preschool in the Creekside neighborhood of Tomball this fall. We are beyond excited about expanding the availability of language immersion in the Houston area! The brand new facility at 26133 Kuykendahl Rd Ste A, Tomball, TX 77375 now offers full-time and part-time preschool enrollments as well as summer camp programs in June and July. Spacious and Warm  Our Tomball school’s location in a […]

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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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