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Spanish Fluency – Tips for Maintaining, Retaining, and Gaining!
By     |    May 23, 2019
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Spanish Fluency – Tips for Maintaining, Retaining, and Gaining!

Each May as another school year comes to an end, parents ask us for ways to maintain their child’s language learning. We want to send our students off with tips to help them keep building on the skills they’ve learned at Spanish Schoolhouse! Here’s a treasure trove of suggestions. It takes a little effort on the parents’ part, but we know that the investment of time will pay off! We […]

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Bringing Culture to Life – Spanish Schoolhouse Shows

Bringing Culture to Life – Spanish Schoolhouse Shows

The lights are dimmed, the audience is packed with proud parents, and you hear those magic words, “¡Música Maestro!”  As the Welcome Song begins, our students excitedly make their way up the aisles waving their hands.  The words of the song invite the audience into the experience! “Ha llegado  el momento de empezar el show.  Si cantamos, si bailamos, será para vos. Encontramos un amigo en cada canción.  Es hora […]

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Behind the Scenes – The Lesson Planning Process
By     |    May 6, 2019
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Behind the Scenes – The Lesson Planning Process

As educators, we have the opportunity to see the potential in each student.  We are able to guide them in fun and loving ways toward learning lifelong skills. At Spanish Schoolhouse, it is our mission is to prepare children for academic excellence while exposing them to the Spanish language and culture.  We do this in a positive learning environment where we inspire children to be global citizens. To achieve these […]

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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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