Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference
By     |    Oct 6, 2016
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Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

Congratulations! You have survived the first weeks of school: the drop-off anxiety, new teachers, new friends, and adjusting to the school routine! Your child is feeling more comfortable, but you may still have a few (or many!) questions about what exactly your child is learning and how he/she is doing all day at Spanish Schoolhouse! Parent-Teacher Conferences are a great opportunity for receiving and giving! As a parent, you want […]

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Celebrating our Cultures:  Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating our Cultures: Hispanic Heritage Month

The colors, sights and sounds of Latin America and Spain are all around us this month, as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage!  For almost 50 years, the US has observed National Hispanic Heritage Month.  This celebration recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  The 30-day observation incorporates the independence anniversaries of many Latin American countries.   Hispanic Heritage […]

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Spanish Schoolhouse Immersion Preschool Opens in Sugar Land, TX

Spanish Schoolhouse Immersion Preschool Opens in Sugar Land, TX

We are excited to be expanding our reach to offer preschool Spanish immersion in the Sugar Land, TX area! Beginning October 3, 2016, our beautiful new campus at 1120 Soldiers Field Drive in Sugar Land will offer full-time and part-time preschool enrollment options, with the same high quality curriculum and standards as our current fourteen locations in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston areas. Leading the Sugar Land school will […]

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Celebrando a los Abuelos / Celebrating Grandparents
By     |    Sep 8, 2016
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Celebrando a los Abuelos / Celebrating Grandparents

  September is an exciting time of the year with the “freshness” of a new school year and a hint of the coming fall season.  At Spanish Schoolhouse, it’s also a chance to focus on Hispanic Heritage and to honor some very special people in our lives… grandparents!  Every year in early September, our students love to invite their grandparents into the classroom for a simple but sweet ceremony to […]

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Spanish Schoolhouse New Family Q&A
By     |    Aug 15, 2016
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Spanish Schoolhouse New Family Q&A

A new school year is here, and if you are new to Spanish Schoolhouse and language immersion, you may have a few (or many!) questions about your little one’s upcoming school year. Here are a few frequently asked questions and answers that we hope will help! My child doesn’t speak any Spanish. Won’t he/she be confused? This is perhaps the most common question! Our program is designed for English-speaking children […]

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My Spanish or Your Spanish?
By     |    Jun 23, 2016
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My Spanish or Your Spanish?

“Who wants cake?”  Can you believe there are at least seven ways to say “cake” in Spanish?!  Pastel, torta, queque, ponqué, bizcocho, dulce, tarta all mean the same delicious treat.  It’s not so surprising when you consider the fact that Spanish is the official language in over 20 countries, and there are many dialects! In our classrooms So, which Spanish do we teach?  Officially, the Spanish language is regulated by […]

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Spice Up Your Summer (and keep your kids busy) with Worldly Wednesdays!
By     |    Jun 1, 2016
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Spice Up Your Summer (and keep your kids busy) with Worldly Wednesdays!

Summer break is such an exciting time for kids!  Lots of free time for relaxing, playing, and having fun.  But for some parents, months of unstructured time can be a little daunting!  If you are searching for activities to keep your kids engaged, here’s an idea for you.  A former Spanish Schoolhouse family shared this great plan for keeping kids tuned into the Spanish culture.  You can adapt the program […]

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Con Sabor Latino:  A Latin Music Sampler
By     |    May 17, 2016
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Con Sabor Latino: A Latin Music Sampler

At Spanish Schoolhouse, you hear music every day!  Why is music such an important part of the Latin culture? It expresses the happiness and cultural traditions of the Latin people, and makes you want to dance with its great rhythms! Our End of Year Show is the time when the children share what they have learned about Latin music and culture through dance, song, and cultural presentations. In today’s blog, […]

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Celebrating Children’s Week – Spanish Schoolhouse Style!
By     |    Apr 27, 2016
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Celebrating Children’s Week – Spanish Schoolhouse Style!

Semana del Niño, “Children’s Week,” is one of the most joyous weeks at Spanish Schoolhouse.  This is a time we set aside to celebrate and honor children, specifically the wonderful students of SSH! If you like history, you might want to know the background of this holiday (if not, skip ahead! :)).  In 1959, the United Nations General Assembly issued a Declaration of the Rights of the Child.  This spelled […]

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Cooking with Kids:  Recipes from the Latin World
By     |    Apr 19, 2016
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Cooking with Kids: Recipes from the Latin World

The kitchen is a great learning environment for children and it’s easy to sprinkle in some Latin culture for fun as well!  Cooking teaches real-life math skills as children count out ingredients, compare different sized measuring cups, or notice that three teaspoons equal one tablespoon.  From a scientific angle, kids can observe property changes like solid chocolate becoming liquid when melted, or see how baking powder and yeast make foods […]

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