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Spanish Schoolhouse Connections- They Start Early and Last Forever
By     |    May 14, 2023
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Spanish Schoolhouse Connections- They Start Early and Last Forever

As we end the school year with May’s festivities, we celebrate all the learning and the memories we’ve made!  The first day of school seems like just yesterday, as we got to know our students.  Now we reflect on all the ways they’ve grown – in maturity, social skills, academics, height, and more.  But there’s one thing that always stands out as we watch students move on to the next class […]

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Sprinkling Joy with Cascarones (Confetti Eggs)
By     |    Apr 5, 2023
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Sprinkling Joy with Cascarones (Confetti Eggs)

Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time for fiestas!  A fun part of many Latino celebrations is the tradition of making and cracking cascarones.    The word cascarón comes from the Spanish word for shell, cáscara.  Cascarones are decorated eggshells that are filled with confetti or small treats.  They’re crushed above people’s heads to shower them with good luck or affection.  These festive confetti eggs are popular in […]

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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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Top Five Reasons Parents Choose Spanish Schoolhouse
By     |    Jan 19, 2023
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Top Five Reasons Parents Choose Spanish Schoolhouse

At Spanish Schoolhouse, we’re driven by a mission we’re all proud of!  We work hard to make sure our students have the best preparation for future learning.  Every school day is filled with engaging experiences that inspire an appreciation for world languages and cultures.  At the same time, SSH kiddos are building excellent academic and social skills to set them up for success!  A trademark of our schools is our […]

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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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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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Cheers to Coffee!
By     |    Sep 30, 2022
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Cheers to Coffee!

At this time of year, many Spanish Schoolhouse preschool parents arrive at school to the welcoming aroma of freshly brewed coffee! In some of our schools, this is sampling time for an annual fundraiser when students sell custom-roasted bags of Latin American coffee. Other SSH schools sell tamales (another popular Latin American treat) but since October 1 is International Coffee Day, we thought it would be a perfect focus for this […]

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By     |    Dec 16, 2021
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Parrandas and Aguinaldos – Celebrating the Holidays, Puerto Rican Style!

Puerto Ricans have the longest holiday season in the world, filled with fun and festive traditions. Today we'll take a look at the special music called aguinaldos and the moving parties - parrandas!

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Exploring the Spanish Speaking World: ¡Vámos a Argentina!
By     |    Nov 17, 2020
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Exploring the Spanish Speaking World: ¡Vámos a Argentina!

If you’re intrigued by both Europe and Latin America, you’ll love Argentina! This South American country is a true melting pot. Let’s take a quick tour of some of Argentina’s most eye-catching cities, regions, and traditions!

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Exploring the Spanish Speaking World: ¡Vámos a Costa Rica!
By     |    Jun 4, 2020
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Exploring the Spanish Speaking World: ¡Vámos a Costa Rica!

Costa Rica means “rich coast” and if you’ve ever been there, you’ll know why that name was chosen. It is FULL of natural riches. Right in the middle of Central America, it’s nestled between Nicaragua and Panama with beautiful coasts on both the Pacific and Caribbean sides. As a travel destination, Costa Rica has incredible appeal.  It has a welcoming, lively culture that blends Spanish, Caribbean, and European influences. You’ll […]

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