Fireflies

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Sig image: FFs with Liseter rep We are grateful to the folks at Liseter for donating 100 coats to our One Warm Coat drive. We have far exceeded our goal of 100 coats, and now have collected 191!! Way to spread the warmth Liseter and all our families and friends! Coat drive goes through the end of...
Loving reading The Fireflies are quickly getting to know the language associated with books. They are developing their attention span, their love of reading, and the knowledge that comes with comprehension. We talked about the characters in some of our favorite stories then quickly moved to the plot...
A very serious study on sticks A fascination with sticks usually starts on the playground where children find some particularly exciting fallen branch. Lately, the Fireflies have been wanting to bring many sticks inside and back home. As teachers, we began to take special notice when friends picked...
Our focus caught on fire! The Fireflies have settled into their newly renovated classroom and teachers have gotten a chance to watch their play and see what types of things they are interested in these days. While we took some time to get to know each other last month, we noticed that the group had...
written by Fireflies teacher Michael Roach . All summer long, the composition of PIC classrooms has changed. Many students transitioned to new classes, which means that they had to navigate new environments, learn new routines, catch up on established rules and get to know lots of new people. This...
We were thrilled to be able to welcome the Fireflies back to a newly renovated classroom. They arrived to find it lighter and brighter and with updated cabinets and countertops. In fact, it took them no time at all to make themselves at home! Lead teacher Joanne Schock says, "My favorite element is...
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...
written by Joann Schock Experimenting with Science The Fireflies have begun exciting new investigations in science. The classroom has The Big Science Book , which has plenty of experiments to explore. The Fireflies really liked the experiment about bridges. As we read about the idea, the kids are...
The Fireflies, with some help from the Grasshoppers, finished their food drive for Philabundance last week by filling up Lead Teacher Joanne Schock 's SUV. According to Joann, the response from the PIC community was great! "Over the course of the drive, I saw the children really begin to understand...
For the Love of Books! This month we have been encouraging a love of books. This awesome exploration has taken us on a journey to learn about the plot or problem in a book, the characters, and the different parts of a book. As we got more involved in our investigation we learned that we love rhyming...

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