Week of March 18

The last week before Spring Break 2016 was a busy one in The Experiential School of Tampa Bay. You’ll have to wait until after vacation to see the highlights of the Junior Kindergarten Everglades Activity Day and the Alpha Dr. Seuss party, but here’s a look at the days leading up to those special events! Special Visitors Sergeant Chris, Officer Joe and his K9, Axel, of the St. Petersburg Police Department, brought two cruisers, the old sedan style and colors, and the newer SUV to show the Alpha students. It was another strong segue as the children transition from learning about people in the neighborhood to transportation. Sergeant Chris talked with them about what police officers do and showed them his SWAT vest and mask. Officer Joe and Axel demonstrated the K9’s ability to follow commands, jump hurdles and sniff out explosive materials. All were a big hit with the children!… [Read more]

Week of March 11

Dear Readers, Tuesday was such a special day for our faculty, as the students and parents showed them their appreciation for all they do for our students. The teachers were awed by the beautiful books created for them that contained special words of appreciation from both students and their parents. We are so lucky to be surrounded by such thoughtful and supportive families – we truly appreciate all they do to help us! Learning about Florida Being able to have older students teach younger ones, is a benefit and highlight to being part of a PK3-12 school. Recently, Shorecrest eighth grade students did projects about endangered species. Since the Junior Kindergartners are learning about the Florida Everglades and waterways and the animals that live there, two eighth graders came to present their projects about the Florida panther and American alligator. They explained habitat loss and taught the children how important animal sanctuary and preserves are… [Read more]

Week of March 4

From the basics, which are never boring in The Experiential School, to the arts and sciences, it’s been a week of fascination and fun for our three- to five-year old-students! Relay For Life Service Learning can be an exciting experience, as the children learned this week, when we had our Relay For Life BBQ (pictured above), at which the children and many parents enjoyed hot dogs together to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Remember: Relay will be Friday, April 8, 6pm-Midnight. Students will experience an opening lap during the school day. Keep all the Relay details handy by bookmarking this site created by senior Sage F: http://shorecrestrelay.wix.com/relay4life Shorecrest-Palooza Take a look at the amazing collaborative art projects each class created to be sold at the Shorecrest online auction that is currently going on. The Alpha classes decorated large plant pots in the themes of their classroom; Mrs. Schaedel’s class with Shining Stars and… [Read more]