Love and Logic in the SSH Classroom
By     |    Mar 31, 2016
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Love and Logic in the SSH Classroom

  What does it mean that Spanish Schoolhouse uses Love and Logic® as the preferred discipline strategy throughout our school?  You may have heard of this methodology, but not know the theories behind it.  You may have read some Love and Logic books, or even attended a class.  With Love and Logic, the more you know, the more effective the strategy can be.  We love the positive environment that this […]

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Say What?!  Spanish Language Differences that Make You Look Twice!
By     |    Mar 4, 2016
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Say What?! Spanish Language Differences that Make You Look Twice!

When we send Spanish Schoolhouse newsletters, emails, and other communication to parents, we love to include Spanish captions and phrases.  Perhaps you’ve noticed some unusual styles and wondered if our proofreader had taken the day off!  This article will shine a little light on some interesting differences.  ¿Sabías que?  Did you know? Spanish uses the entire English alphabet, but includes a 27th letter – “ñ.” This appears after “n” in the […]

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Blending Art and Culture –How Preschoolers Learn From the Latin Art Expo

Blending Art and Culture –How Preschoolers Learn From the Latin Art Expo

Every February, a burst of creativity, sensory awareness, and cultural pride overtakes Spanish Schoolhouse.  You may ask, “What is this flash of texture, color, and culture?” It’s our annual Latin American Art Expo, and the students are the little artists (¡los pequeños artistas!)! From the youngest to the oldest, each class “adopts” a famous Latin artist and one of his or her works.  During Circle Time, they will learn about their […]

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Little Scientists at Spanish Schoolhouse
By     |    Jan 26, 2016
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Little Scientists at Spanish Schoolhouse

For young children, curiosity is a part of their being. They are constantly questioning how the world works, experimenting, predicting outcomes, observing, and drawing conclusions. In essence, each young child is already a scientist! As educators, we want to capitalize on and encourage that curiosity as much as possible. Our regular daily curriculum includes many pre-science skills, but each year in January we make science extra fun and exciting with […]

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Is 2016 the Year You Learn Spanish?
By     |    Jan 14, 2016
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Is 2016 the Year You Learn Spanish?

We often hear from our English-speaking parents that they’d love to learn some Spanish themselves so they can share in the learning adventure with their children.  A new year is a great time to start!  In this blog post, you’ll find some helpful Spanish phrases, along with a few other fun resources. The SSH monthly vocabulary is shown on our calendar, but making complete sentences can be a challenge for […]

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¡Música Maestro!

¡Música Maestro!

If you happen to walk down the halls of any Spanish Schoolhouse campus in November or December, you’re likely to hear the sounds of maracas, guitars, drums, and angelic voices.  You may not recognize these as the sounds of Christmas, but cultural holiday songs, dances, and Latin traditions fill our schools long before Christmas Day.  Students and teachers work hard for many weeks preparing for one of the highlights of […]

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What is My Child Learning at Spanish Schoolhouse?
By     |    Dec 9, 2015
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What is My Child Learning at Spanish Schoolhouse?

How often is this conversation heard in your house? Parent: “What did you learn at school today?” Child: “I don’t know…” Do you feel out of the loop about what your child is learning at Spanish Schoolhouse? Wish you knew more about the curriculum? Then help is here!! Read on to learn the inside story… Curriculum:  Our Spanish Schoolhouse Preschool curriculum is developed by Texas-certified teachers to meet all the […]

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Giving Beyond Borders through My Small Help
By     |    Oct 29, 2015
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Giving Beyond Borders through My Small Help

During the month of November, Spanish Schoolhouse classes  will focus on being thankful for what we have, and on giving back through community service. Students will participate in projects for their local communities (details in a future blog post!).   Spanish Schoolhouse, as a company, is following the lead of the students, and giving back to a part of the Latin community in extreme need, specifically in Peru. In 2014, […]

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World Teacher Day – Thank a Teacher!!
By     |    Oct 5, 2015
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World Teacher Day – Thank a Teacher!!

The United Nations’ World Teacher’s Day celebrates the work of teachers and their contributions to society. It is observed on October 5 each year. The theme for 2015 is “Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies.”  #worldteachersday

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Second Language Acquisition in Preschoolers
By     |    Aug 25, 2015
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Second Language Acquisition in Preschoolers

The Amazing Process of Language Acquisition in Preschoolers Many parents that are new to Spanish Schoolhouse wonder how their child will learn the language, and how the process will unfold.  Much of the research on second language acquisition in early childhood relates to English language learners in the classroom, however, our experience shows that most of the same principles apply to SSH students learning Spanish. The article below details some […]

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