How to Get Your Child Ready for Preschool

Rainard Houston Getting ready for Preschool

As a follow up to our Preschool versus Daycare post, we’d like to cover how parents can help get their children ready for preschool. Starting preschool is a hearty task in itself but parents of soon to be preschoolers have an extra challenge. Preschoolers of the last year or two and those entering preschool in…

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Rainard Open House 2024, You’re Invited!

Considering Rainard School For Gifted Students for your child or just want to learn more about who we are? Join us for a community open house Sunday, February 25th from 10am-2pm! Tour our campus Meet teachers, faculty and staff See our classrooms View student projects Get admissions questions answered Enjoy light bites and more Please…

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The Importance of An Early Childhood GT Education

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Fostering gifted and Talented (GT) students during their formative years of early education plays a crucial role in shaping the intellectual development of their young minds. Identifying and nurturing gifted students from an early age is essential for fostering a love for learning. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of GT education…

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The Crucial Role of Community for Gifted and Talented Students

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Gifted and talented schools, like Rainard, offer a unique opportunity to GT students; a GT community. One of our core beliefs is that gifted students benefit from an educational setting in which they experience a sense of belonging and support. Gifted and talented children possess a unique set of abilities which set them apart academically,…

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The Benefits of Learning Outdoors

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In a world where screens reign supreme, the benefits of learning outdoors for children are more significant than ever. At Rainard we have multiple outdoor learning spaces, so all classrooms have the opportunity to spend learning time outside. Our teachers take full advantage of them too, understanding the benefits of learning outdoors and knowing it’s…

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5 Educational Benefits of Field Trips

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Most parents remember classroom field trips with fondness. Field trips take learning beyond desks and crowded classrooms and into real life. They provide a unique opportunity for students to engage with the curriculum in a hands-on and immersive way. Many Texas schools are limiting field trips to once a year, or removing them all together.…

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Is Homework Really Effective? We Don’t Think So.

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The debate surrounding homework’s effectiveness is not new. For decades, educators, parents, and researchers have discussed whether assigning homework truly benefits students. Those in favor of it argue it instills discipline, reinforces classroom learning and prepares students for the workplace. Critics of homework maintain that homework can be counterproductive, has little to no correlation to…

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What Is Asynchronous Development?

What Is Asynchronous Development? The Rainard School Houston

What Is Asynchronous Development? There are many aspects to being gifted and one of such is asynchronous development. Asynchronous development is when your child exhibits advanced development in some areas but not others. This is common in gifted children as they may have a higher level of knowledge in certain areas, such as math or…

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