Dragontails

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...
Super Staff I am mindful throughout the year of the talent that abounds in Philadelphia: young and young-at-heart teachers who are dedicated to working with children, whether they are pursuing a career in the arts, literacy, sciences, theater, physical therapy, music and/or special education. This...
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...
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...
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...
Bugs, Slugs, and a thirst for knowledge Since starting in the summer, the Dragontails have cultivated a healthy interest in science. To be more specific, they have been extremely curious about biology, and the many amazing living things that surround us. With the fascinating new tool of a microscope...
You Can Go Home Again It feels like yesterday that I was packing up my classroom at Wilmington Friends School and looking forward to my summer at PIC as the Summer Camp Leader. I remember marveling at how quickly the school year had flown by and wondering what it might feel like to be back at camp....
Looking Back, Looking Forward Now that the summer is upon us, the Dragontails are looking back on what we have done and learned in this highly formative year. As the excitement of the long-awaited vacation and anticipation for the new experience of becoming first graders sets in for the children in...
Camouflage and Cider On a September rainy day, the Starlights and Dragontails took a trolley to Bartram’s Garden. The Starlights learned about camouflage by using Model Magic to sculpt and color an animal to hide in an environmental drawing of its habitat. Then the group was challenged to find the...
Summer Campers Go Places With the start of summer, there are new groups of Dragontails and Starlights at camp. Everyone is having a great time making new friends and having lots of fun together. The past several weeks have been very busy for the younger campers. They were excited that PIC's nature...

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