Thank you so much! I want you to know that Emery was absolutely thrilled that she went to Spanish class yesterday. She came home and told me all about it without me asking her, and showed me her stamp on her belly. ;)Thank you! I wanted you to know that you made her a very happy girl! It’s such a joy to have her so excited about learning a different language!
Emery and Eve have so loved taking spanish classes from Mariposas. They speak so much spanish at home that it blows me away! I love your program and hope to be able to use it for them in the future. Best to you and the Mariposas family!
-Lindsey, January 2013
Nico LOVES your class, I’m so glad there was room for him. He comes home a couple of times a week asking if I know the Spanish word for (what you taught that day), and he taught his two year old sister how to count to ten in Spanish. Thanks for inspiring him!
-Ashlynn, February 2012
Thank you for all of your work – Christopher sings the songs he’s learned at the top of his lungs whenever he can!
-Stephanie, May 2011
“Ari LOVES LOVES LOVES Spanish class and I have noticed that her accent sounds very good (or at least better than mine…hahah). It’s always her favorite day when there is Spanish class. I can’t thank YOU enough for having such a great program and I hope that her love of Spanish always stays with her.
I am always raving about how the kids are so excited about Spanish class. Even little Boone was singing the song about Mariposas the other morning. J Kudos to you and your team.”
-Tammy, March 2011
“Ruby wakes up with a special spring in her step on T/Th (Spanish days). Thanks so much for being such a positive force in her learning and life.”
-Melissa, November 2010
“My son Dash came home knowing how to say all the seasons in Spanish today. I was FLOORED! Invierno was a little hard to say, but he knew them all. Amazing! He’s only 3! Thank you. : )”
-Ingrid Spencer, October 2010
“Elizabeth has 1-on-1 play time in Spanish 5 hrs/week.
You have inspired a love for Spanish and her Spanish has grown (not declined) since camp.
-Susanne Gealy, September 2010
“Thanks for teaching my child so much. Of all the classes and extra curricular activities she’s had this year, she has enjoyed and learned the most from Mariposas Spanish.. Thank you!”
-Misty S. Squire, April 2010
“Kate loves Spanish class and looks forward to her days when she will see you. I am so impressed with how much Spanish Kate is speaking. She sings songs for us and counts in Spanish. The last few weeks she has been saying her colors almost exclusively in Spanish. Though she sees you only twice a week, you are an important person in her world. Thank you for providing such a safe and encouraging environment for Kate to explore a second language.”
-Misty D. Mathis, March 2010
“Ella told me tonight that she “loooovvvvessss” Spanish, so you guys are clearly doing something right :) .”
-Rachel Fagan, February 2010
“Nisan became a real addict to Spanish. He looks at books of words, ask his brother about pronunciations, etc. He loves it.”
-Professor Ronen, January 2010
“Great job Yvette! Miles has started watching all spanish cartoons where he would not do this last year with a very good understanding of the language. Can’t wait to take him salsa dancing!”
-Liana Tomchesson, 2009
“Thank you so much for the update on Cassidy! I can tell she really enjoys Spanish as I hear “uno, dos…” numerous times throughout the day! I love having the lesson plans and homework assignments to encourage the parents along with the learning, as well.
I am so thankful for this opportunity for Cass I know it will give her an excellent head start for her future. I greatly appreciate all that you do to support her along this path and for the great care and education that you provide to her.”
-Tracy Clark, 2009
“I’ve noticed his (Harry) increased attention to Spanish words. I’ve been very impressed with the Mariposas program and am grateful to have you (Yvette) as his Spanish teacher.”
-Shelly Leuzinger, 2009
“Our daughter, Julia Cramer has graduated from NW Montessori and Mariposas Spanish class.
She has learned so much! Even on our vacation, she was going over her Spanish colors and names of animals. Julia’s experience with Mariposas has fostered a love of learning about another language and culture that she will continue through her life. Thank you so much!”
“Hi Yvette! Thank you so much for the update. Zara has really enjoyed Spanish with you. We really feel like she is learning so much and it is fun to see the progress.”
-Kelly Weiss, 2009
“we are so impressed with Alex’s knowledge of Spanish, especially his accent! Our Venezuelan neighbors are very proud of his pronunciation…THANK YOU!!!”
-Sarah Fekete (Alex – Primavera K) 2009
“Thanks Yvette for a wonderful Spanish experience. This class has been a highlight of Cora’s experience at TMC.”
“I can’t begin to describe how wonderful I think your class is.
Miles has learned so much. The creativity, enthusiasm and your attentive theory is a recipe unique unto itself.”
Thanks for all your hard work,
Liana-aka mom of Miles(k)
“Darrell and I want to thank you for inspiring Zairen so much to want to become a Spanish speaking person. He uses his language skills every day and truly enjoys teaching us what he is absorbing, pronunciation and all! He loves to speak spanish to stangers whenever he finds the opportunity and has really embraced a broader scope of culture because of your passionate style of teaching.”
-Much love, Jen
Primavera Montessori Lead Guide 2008
“Rye really looks forward to your weekly classes. Every Tuesday and Thursday he comes home and tries to teach me the Spanish words he learned and always corrects my pronunciation.
Thanks for doing such a marvelous job!”-Sincerely, Skye Henize, 2007
“James loves class! He’s learned the days of the week by which days he has Spanish – he gets so excited. It’s amazing how much Spanish he’s learned in such a short time.”
“She [Elizabeth] has really been enjoying her class and starting to use lots of Spanish! Thanks so much for your wonderful teaching.”
Very best regards -Mia Erichson
“I just wanted to say thank you for the tremendous contribution you are making to his [Nicky] life experience. His Spanish lessons are simply inspiring to him and Dave and I appreciate your creativity and commitment to helping us nurture that in him.”
Thank you so much! -Rebecca Giello
“I can’t thank you enough for what you did for the children. It’s more meaningful than you’ll ever know.”
“Both my girls LOVE Spanish . . . and Kate LOVES Kareen so much — but she calls her Cotton. (I wasn’t sure of her real name until I spoke with Mary Ann.) Please pass on to “Cotton” for me that Kate talks about her every day and tells God thank you for Cotton almost every night.”
Muchas gracias! -Christiane
“Pearl really loves her Spanish class and she is always happy to show off her skills. We like to practice at home together.”
“Emma Jane’s first words out of your door today were, “Thank you, Mom for getting us a GREAT new Spanish teacher! That was so fun!” Sam was equally as thrilled. So thank you. Emma had all but given up on Spanish ever being fun.”
“BTW – Just wanted to let you know that Maya loves Spanish class. This was a surprise as she hated her last one (at a different place). She has picked up a nice accent.”
William M. Sage, MD, JD Visiting Professor University of Texas Law School
“Thanks again for doing such a terrific job with him. He loves Spanish, and is constantly asking me to translate things for him.”
“Even though Dave (Eirene’s dad) spoke only Spanish to Eirene for the first 2 years of her life, she rarely spoke any back to us.
After Eirene came home from Spanish camp, she began asking for things in Spanish and speaking Spanish more comfortably. Her interaction with peers made a big difference.
Eirene thoroughly enjoyed camp— there was even a day when she wasn’t feeling well and she insisted on going to camp instead of staying home! We highly recommend Yvette and her Spanish classes!”Sincerely, Dave & Holley Gonzalez,2005
Muchas gracias, Allene, 2005
“The camp was wonderful. Elizabeth really enjoyed it and is speaking much more Spanish. She proudly informs people that she knows how to make guacamole and salsa. The cooking, restaurant role play, music, dancing, and art were all much enjoyed and I think the use of a daily theme is a great idea.”
-Tara Adams, educator and photographer, 2005
“While I volunteered as a photographer at Mariposas Spanish Kids Camp I was impressed by the diversity of activities and innovative instruction.”