After School Center

Sig image: Rebecca in yellow outside PIC applauds After School teacher and Early Learning Art Specialist, Rebecca Schedl, who has been selected as one of the National AfterSchool Association’s 2019 Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders! Rebecca will be featured along with other honorees in the...
So many clubs. So many choices. The After School's club curriculum offers children an ever-changing selection of interest-based activities to pursue. Excitement can always be found at the Dungeons and Dragons club ! Children take on the roles of fantasy-themed warriors and work together to defeat...
Why China? Why now? Last Thursday the Dragontail classroom took some time to talk about a place we don’t know a lot about—China(中国). Why is our class learning about China? One of our former Dragontail teachers, Paul Graff, has moved to China. Mr. Paul, as he is known to the children, has worked at...
written by ASC teacher Rebecca Schedle Sharing their skills The Hawks and Eagles are our oldest group of children. As they grow up, they get the chance to share their skills and knowledge with the younger children in our center. One of my favorite events from this past year was PIC's Children's Book...
The Afterschool Spreads its Wings In a whirl of boxes, crates, tables, chairs, and pianos, without interrupting its programming for the children, the Afterschool teachers and six friendly, burly movers dismantled and transported four classrooms to new locations during a blustery week at the...
Upcoming in the Starlights As the days start to warm up and spring break is in the offing, the Starlights are on the move. We will soon take a trip to Awbury Arboretum to learn about the Native Americans that lived in this area long ago. What did they eat? What were their homes like? What type of...
written by Bucky Stanton Imaginary World Club My favorite club to offer at PIC is the Imaginary World Club (IMC). For students, imagining a world does not mean that they must take a hyper realistic approach to world building with intricate Tolkien-esque lore. Rather the primary aim of the club is to...
Clubs: Choices and Challenges One of the best things about PIC's After School Center is the depth of our club curriculum. The variety of clubs is determined by children's interests and staff talents. Teachers and students are often exploring topics together, learning as they go. Here is a sampling...
written by Dragontails Lead Teacher Paul Graff They love art! If you know a kindergartener, odds are you know an artist. One would think that, after a full day of schoolwork, the last thing a five year old child would want to do is sit in a chair with a pencil in hand. And yet, this year’s...
Creating in Clay It started with a box of air-dry clay. The kids loved it. They made all manner of things--from doughnuts to turtles, to colorfully-painted beads. They had such a good time working with the clay that we knew we had to go deeper. Fortunately, right across the street from PIC is the...

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