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What’s in a garden? Once we began collecting flower petals for the classroom from under trees outside, read Eating the alphabet by Lois Ehlert, and watched a few beans sprout in jars on our windowsills, we knew we were ready to answer the Peanut’s big question: What’s in a garden? We set out on many...
Discovery on the Nature Playground Breaking news! A group of Dragontails made an amazing scientific discovery in the mud kitchen this week. Amongst the amateur archeologists, two members of the PIC newspaper club combined their writing talents to record their findings. Read all about it in the...
Little Explorers As spring is coming to an end and summer is quickly approaching, the Wild Things have been spending more and more time enjoying all of the wonders nature has to offer. The study of nature matched perfectly with all of the beautiful weather we have had recently, which allowed us more...
Bugs! We have started a new investigation on insects and it has been very exciting. The nature playground was where it all began. We were looking at worms in the garden every day! The kids got interested in searching for ants when playing on the steps in the blacktop. So we are now exploring the...
Every semester there are more PIC teachers who are earning their degrees, giving us much cause to celebrate! Help us congratulate: Starfish Lead Teacher Lily Cavanagh who earned her Master's Degree in Education from Bank Street College. Fireflies Classroom Assistant Latosha Green who earned her...
Along with families and staff, many, many alumni families and former PIC staff came out to congratulate Charlotte Barnes on her retirement. The Stucco building was filled with love as we celebrated her 30 years of dedication to PIC children and families. Charlotte sat as the guest of honor among all...
The Art of Exploring Nature The Doodlebugs are exploring nature inside of the classroom through art and science. We began by studying the changes of natural materials with water. Recently, we took a closer look at the texture changes of dirt when we add water. Tessa and Fiona used their fine motor...
Gardening in the Classroom With spring in full bloom, the Leapfrogs observations and curiosity of the changes in the natural environment around them have led into a new study on nature and plants. To learn more about plants and nature, we started with gardening in the classroom to provide hands-on...
written by Lead Teacher Lily Cavanagh Don't Say I Can't Play I want to share this sweet conversation. While two Starfish were cleaning out the sensory table I overheard this exchange: One said to the other, “You are my friend.” The second Starfish responded in-kind, “ You are my friend, too.” The...
At PIC, we pride ourselves on our child-lead emergent curriculum. Teachers are careful observers of young children, watching their discoveries and tracking their wonderings. In the beginning of April, spring begins to unfold in Philadelphia, and even we adults who are well used to the season’s...