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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Have You Met Periquito Azul?
By     |    Aug 5, 2015
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Have You Met Periquito Azul?

  If you pass through a Spanish Schoolhouse, chances are high that you’ll hear a little song that goes something like this, “En la tienda hay un periquito azul entre dos pajaritos.”  It’s the theme song of our school, and it tells the story of our beloved mascot, Periquito Azul (Blue Parrot).  You’ll see our little feathered friend in the classroom, on students’ backpack tags, stickers, and other fun places. […]

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Spanish Summer Camps
By     |    May 12, 2015
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Spanish Summer Camps

 Summertime in Texas!  Long, hot hours to fill, with kids who would gladly stay glued to a screen in the air conditioning all day if we’d let them.   What’s a parent to do?  We’d all like to keep our kids’ brains engaged over the summer.  Summer camp options abound, from sports, to science, art, music, and more.  Wouldn’t you love to find a summer camp that combines all of these?  […]

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Christmas Celebrations in Latin America
By     |    Dec 9, 2013
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Christmas Celebrations in Latin America

At Spanish Schoolhouse, students not only learn the Spanish language, but also experience the warm culture and traditions of the Latin community.  Here are a few of the Latin Christmas traditions they learn about. Did you know that, on December 7, Colombia celebrates Dia de las Velitas (Day of the Little Candles)?    On Dia de las Velitas, people place candles and luminaries all along the streets, outside their homes […]

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Preschoolers learn about Latin American art

Preschoolers learn about Latin American art

  One of the parents’ and students’ favorite events every year at Spanish Schoolhouse, is the  Latin American Art Expo.  Each class learns about a different Latin artist, their background, and their style of art.  They are introduced to one of the artist’s famous works, and then the students have the opportunity to create their own version of the “obra” (artwork).   The students work with various colors, tools, and […]

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Spanish Schoolhouse Keller Brings Produce to Seniors
By     |    Nov 12, 2012
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Spanish Schoolhouse Keller Brings Produce to Seniors

In Spring 2012, Spanish Schoolhouse Keller unveiled the outdoor “Jardin”  (Garden) and Science Center which is a successful partnership with Meals on Wheels and the Keller Farmers Market!  The children have planted fruits and vegetables and are responsible for their daily care and growth.  Twice a year the children will pick the “fruits” of their labor;  and through a fun and interactive pretend “Mercado” they will sell/donate the items to […]

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Quick Tips of a Safe and Happy Halloween
By     |    Oct 25, 2012
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Quick Tips of a Safe and Happy Halloween

It is that time of year.  Kids will dress up in their favorite costumes and go out and about trick or treating.  Halloween can be a lot of fun for parents and kids.  For a safe and fun Halloween, here are a few tips to think about this year. Make sure the costume is a good fit – When purchasing or making your child’s costume, keep in mind how the […]

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Spanish Schoolhouse Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month
By     |    Oct 5, 2012
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Spanish Schoolhouse Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

We are currently celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month at all of our schools. National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th – October 15th. On September 15th, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaraqua all celebrate their independence. Mexico celebrates its independence on the 16th while Chile celebrates its independence on the 18th of September. During this time, we will be celebrating Hispanics who have made an impact on […]

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