Archive for October, 2014

STEM education, or Science-Technology-Engineering-Math, is an integrated curriculum based on scientific inquiry. While STEM has been around for decades, it has received much more focus and attention in the United States in recent years. This is largely because American students tend to trail behind their international peers in these fields. At HIS, our inquiry-based science program begins in preschool and integrates STEM activities as part of the Meritas Academic Plan, which focuses on developing critical thinking and high-order reasoning skills. Pre-k teacher Mrs. Fiumara shared this example of her students’  autumn planting project. (more…)

Increasing Student Achievement

October 15th, 2014

In Dr. Carol Dweck’s book, MINDSET, she states, “Whether we’re talking about Darwin or students, important achievements require a clear focus, all-out effort, and a bottomless trunk full of strategies.  Plus allies in learning.  This is what the growth mindset gives people, and that’s why it helps their abilities grow and bear fruit.”

 Let’s take a look at her points here and how they align with some of the initiatives that we have been focusing on the past two years. (more…)

Please join Henderson International School and a panel of preschool experts for a free potty-training seminar on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. Our panel will share tried and true methods for potty training your toddler in just three days.

Potty training is one of the first significant milestones in a toddler’s young life, and for many parents, its one of the first major hurdles to overcome.

For some families, potty training can become a battle of wills and series of setbacks that lead to frustration.  The important thing to remember is, timing is key. Most children are potty trained around age three, right at the time they should be ready to enter a preschool program. It is important to remember, potty training your child earlier does not prove anything about your parenting skills or child’s intelligence or development. (more…)