Shorecrest Preparatory School Blog

Core Values in Action - Holiday Gift Drive

Posted by Dr. Jean Spencer-Carnes on Dec 13, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Empathy among young people is a popular conversational theme these days. Indeed, educators across the country have noticed a need to teach basic moral values in the classroom. An article by teacher Paul Barnwell in “The Atlantic”, expounds the reasons for that trend, and gives examples of teachers taking lessons outside the classroom and into the community to give students valuable moral insight. Mr. Barnwell notes that while schools say high moral standards are embedded in a rigorous curriculum, it’s rare to see those values in action.

At Shorecrest Preparatory School, in St. Petersburg, Florida, the core values held by the school are actively modeled. The largest single demonstration of our community's commitment to Responsibility, Respect, Integrity, Knowledge and Compassion happens every year at the holiday season. Students, faculty, administrators and parents join together to provide gifts to children in foster care. 

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Topics: Parent Involvement, Volunteer, Community, Service Learning, Holidays, Core Values, traditions, respect, culture, Education Best Practice, Empathy in Schools, Education with Values

Best Gifts for Preschool-aged Children

Posted by Betty Gootson on Dec 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Black Friday ads were full of items mostly related to movies, television, and the like. Many of these toys are long on commercial appeal but fall woefully short on promoting the development of imagination, creativity, problem solving, critical thinking and motor skills!

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Topics: Parenting, Preschool, Holidays

Avoiding Holiday Mania with Preschool Kids

Posted by Betty Gootson on Nov 30, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Preschool children (and children of all ages!) look forward to their favorite holidays, and this season is particularly exciting for most of them. But beware!

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Topics: Parenting, Preschool, Holidays