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Director Spotlight: Mary Tirado

Director Spotlight: Mary Tirado

Mary Tirado, director of Spanish Schoolhouse Creekside (near Tomball/The Woodlands) leads by example! The teachers she works with overflow with compliments when asked to describe her: caring and compassionate, thoughtful, responsible, inspiring, has a heart for children, upbeat, supportive, and a strong leader. She loves her job and brings her positive attitude and joy to her work every day! We chatted with Mary recently about her upbringing in Venezuela, her love of educating children, […]

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Bilingual Books –Double the Fun and Learning! 
By     |    Dec 21, 2022
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Bilingual Books –Double the Fun and Learning! 

With the release of our latest book in Spanish Schoolhouse’s series, Las Aventuras de Periquito Azul, we have a perfect opportunity to dive into the benefits of reading with your child and see how bilingual books can enhance your child’s learning even more!    The Comfort of a Reading Routine  In our fast-paced world, one of the joys of parenting is slowing down and snuggling up with our toddlers and preschoolers […]

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3 Tips for Perseverance in Bilingual Learning
By     |    Dec 2, 2022
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3 Tips for Perseverance in Bilingual Learning

It can be difficult to be patient in a world that loves instant gratification. Some things, however, take time to master. One of those things is the mastery of language. Don’t give up! You’ve already taken a step in the right direction of bilingual learning, by enrolling your child in Spanish Schoolhouse. Now you just have to practice the power of perseverance. Here are three valuable tips for when you […]

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Day of the Dead – A Celebration of Life!
By     |    Oct 24, 2022
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Day of the Dead – A Celebration of Life!

  Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, gained new attention with the younger generation when the movie “Coco” came out a few years ago. We all recall this movie with its catchy songs, bright colors, and heartfelt message that brought out the best of the Mexican culture while giving us a glimpse into the meaning behind this tradition.  Although this early November holiday is familiar to many, […]

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¿Cómo está el clima hoy?  Weather Expressions in Spanish
By     |    May 5, 2022
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¿Cómo está el clima hoy? Weather Expressions in Spanish

For our Spanish Schoolhouse preschoolers, the weather is an important concept we learn at Circle Time.  Seasons, calendars, and how to dress for the weather bring up fun conversations, especially when Texas sees unusual weather like our recent snowy winters! All sorts of vocabulary and weather expressions are introduced here. If you’re traveling in a Spanish-speaking country, it’s also handy to have a good grip on the lingo so you […]

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The ABCs and 123s of English Class at Spanish Schoolhouse
By     |    Feb 12, 2021
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The ABCs and 123s of English Class at Spanish Schoolhouse

Preparing Bilingual Learners for Kindergarten As a Spanish immersion school, we primarily teach in Spanish, but we know it’s essential for preschoolers to have a strong English foundation too. One of our experts on this subject is Kari Aguilar.  Allow us to introduce her! Mrs. Kari is a familiar face to many Spanish Schoolhouse parents. She’s the bubbly, energetic star (and creator/editor) of this year’s SSH Preschool English videos!  We […]

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Raising a Bilingual Child – Questions, Myths, and Truth
By     |    Sep 14, 2020
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Raising a Bilingual Child – Questions, Myths, and Truth

You’ve done your research, checked the options, and decided to raise your child to be bilingual. If language immersion is new to you, chances are you had more than a few questions about the process. You’ve probably been questioned or cautioned by well-meaning friends or family about your plans. After all, there are lots of viewpoints on raising bilingual kids and people love to share their opinions! Awareness is certainly […]

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Mapping Your Child’s Route to Bilingualism
By     |    Jan 30, 2020
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Mapping Your Child’s Route to Bilingualism

When you first heard about Spanish Schoolhouse, you may have done some research on foreign language learning.  You probably found all kinds of terms like bilingual, dual-language, total immersion, two-way immersion, ESL, and transitional, heritage, or even developmental immersion. What the heck does all this mean and what is the best way for my child to learn?! Simply put, bilingual education is the pathway to understanding two languages (‘bi’ meaning […]

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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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