Spanish Schoolhouse Spotlight:  Beatriz Gómez

Spanish Schoolhouse Spotlight: Beatriz Gómez

  From Colombia to the Heart of SSH Frisco If you’ve ever stepped foot into the Spanish Schoolhouse Frisco school, Director Beatriz Gómez needs no introduction! She is the spry and upbeat leader of the Frisco school who started with SSH the day we opened our first preschool doors and never left. “I love this school! It’s my home,” says Bea. A native of Medellín, Colombia, Bea moved to Texas […]

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Mi Escuela es Tu Escuela: A Warm Preschool Welcome
By     |    Oct 11, 2018
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Mi Escuela es Tu Escuela: A Warm Preschool Welcome

You’ve likely heard the Spanish saying, Mi casa es su casa (My home is your home). This is an expression of hospitality and welcome that epitomizes the Latin culture! At SSH, it sums up our desire for students and their families to feel at home in our schools. In fact, we embrace it in our mission statement – “to provide a warm, positive learning environment where children build confidence, self-esteem, […]

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Stars of the Week Shine Bright at Spanish Schoolhouse!
By     |    Sep 13, 2018
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Stars of the Week Shine Bright at Spanish Schoolhouse!

No two children are alike!  At Spanish Schoolhouse, we believe that each child is special in their own way.  We recognize and celebrate those differences throughout the year. One way that we shine a spotlight on each of our students is by giving them each a chance to be the STAR of the classroom for a week, a program we call Estrella de la Semana (Star of the Week).  Being the […]

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SSH After-School Spanish!  Language Learning for All Levels
By     |    Aug 16, 2018
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SSH After-School Spanish! Language Learning for All Levels

As fall approaches, parents are starting to think about after-school activities for their children.  The options are numerous: sports, music, dance, and art, to name just a few. All of these are enriching, but we’d like to throw out another option, which just happens to be our favorite topic, LANGUAGE LEARNING!  Why Spanish Classes? Extensive research shows that the early childhood and elementary years are when human brains are most […]

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Bienvenidos/Welcome to the Family!  A Guide for Spanish Schoolhouse Newcomers
By     |    Aug 9, 2018
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Bienvenidos/Welcome to the Family!  A Guide for Spanish Schoolhouse Newcomers

Each August brings the excitement of new beginnings as children start a new school year!  For many children and parents, this school year may be their first experience with Spanish Schoolhouse or language immersion. We know it’s a time of many changes (a new language, schedule, teachers, friends) and many questions. Here are some that we’re often asked at this time of year, with answers that we hope will help! […]

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Meet the Teacher:  New Beginnings Made Easier!
By     |    Jul 13, 2018
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Meet the Teacher: New Beginnings Made Easier!

Starting a new school, or even starting a new class at the same school, can be a time of excitement and a little trepidation for both preschoolers and their parents! Couple that with immersion in a new language and even the most confident parent/child may feel a bit overwhelmed. Meet the Teacher events provide the perfect opportunity to help smooth the way and make it easier to greet new beginnings […]

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Building Eco-Awareness, One Child at a Time
By     |    Apr 22, 2018
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Building Eco-Awareness, One Child at a Time

April is Earth Month! This is a wonderful opportunity to educate our youngest generation about our planet, how it sustains us, and what we can do to help care for it. At Spanish Schoolhouse, we celebrate La Tierra (Earth) throughout the month, planting seeds of environmental awareness that will help create a more sustainable future for all of us earthlings! Focus on Plants Plant Week is a time we can […]

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Break the “How Was Your Day?” Habit: Tips for Talking to your Preschooler
By     |    Mar 19, 2018
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Break the “How Was Your Day?” Habit: Tips for Talking to your Preschooler

As a parent of a preschooler, you’re already quite an expert in child communication!  You understand your child’s unique ways of saying things and can decipher his or her developing language.    But even the most engaged parents with the chattiest kids can sometimes come up empty-handed when they ask about a child’s time at school.  “How was your day?” or “What did you learn about?” will often generate responses […]

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The Dynamic Duo of Language and Music
By     |    Feb 28, 2018
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The Dynamic Duo of Language and Music

There are some things that naturally go together: Batman and Robin, Ben & Jerry’s, Peanut Butter and Jelly. Let’s add another to the list: Language and Music. If you think about it, music itself is a language. Even if there are no words set to a tune you can still grasp what it’s trying to express. It could be a happy song meant to make you smile, a love song […]

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Observation, Assessment, Evaluation – Oh My!
By     |    Feb 14, 2018
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Observation, Assessment, Evaluation – Oh My!

Preschoolers are fun to watch – just ask any new mother, father or proud grandparent! A young child’s awkward attempts to try new things or early efforts at conversation can be captivating. Everyone enjoys observing them. Children are charming, creative, active and emotional. We learn about a child’s development through observing and assessing. The word “assessment” comes from the Latin word meaning “to sit beside and get to know.” It’s […]

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