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World Building in the Aviary The start of Summer Camp is an exciting time at PIC; the air is alive with the hum of adventure and possibility, as new friendships are forged under the summer sun. This year, the Hawks and Eagles are privileged to be faced with an additional adventure: our first summer...
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...
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...
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...
On a recent afternoon, when the after schoolers arrived, they immediately noticed that there was something new in the Stucco Building. Next to the computers sat a large cube shaped piece of equipment that none of the children recognized. Conversations started flowing about what it could possibly be....
Imagination on Display The Eagles are a select group of 4th, 5th and 6th graders who, in addition to keeping up with the added homework responsibilities that come with their advancing years, also delve into a range of growing passions in the short hours of the After-School program. From acrobatics...
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....
Summer Fun at Camp This summer, camp got off to a great start. The children are enjoying time at PIC, as well as taking many excursions off-campus. Here are some photos of the fun. At the Wissahickon. On the move. In the Wissahickon. Art at Camp. At Penn Museum. Exploring Eastern art and calligraphy...
Talking and Listening by Carolanne Mitchell If there is one thing I have learned about nine and ten- year-olds in my years of working with this age group it is that they love to talk! Mostly, children this age will talk to each other, but some will talk just to talk. Children of this age have a lot...

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