coloring in the Language lab

The Language lab/ Media Center (Library)

Hello, my name is Martha Needham and I am the Media Coordinator at Luce Rd. ECLC.     It is my pleasure to welcome every child in the school into the library and introduce them to the school's books.  I have a very bad habit of calling them "my books", then I have to explain to our students that the books belong to all of us at Luce Rd.  and we get the pleasure of sharing them.  Sharing is a big part of the library experience; we get to share books, share coloring, share games and share our time together.  Your student will be with me about 35 minutes each week.  I really look forward to our times together. 

When we are together, the students get to hear a story and borrow a book for the week.  They are only allowed one book at a time at home.   I explain that it is their responsibility to bring back their library book (not Mom's).  It is also their responsibility to take good care of their book when they have it at home.  After they have checked out their book, they get to choose a center such as puzzles, coloring, legos, and games.   I read books and do centers within a theme, so I can use a few new words to help increase their language skills.  Hearing and talking with an adult is one of the best ways for a child to learn new words and their meanings.  Read the library book with your child and talk about what happened in the story, it is a very relaxing time for both you and  your child.

I also work with the computer lab, if it is having problems.  The teaching and using of computers is done in their own classroom.  I have a few computers available for occasional use in the Language Lab/ Library.

If you pick up your child at the end of the day, you might see me outside with my clipboard.  I help at the end of the day with our pick up routine.  I enjoy meeting the parents of our students.  It gets me out of the library, and I feel it is good for me to be known by the parents.  It makes communication with each other much easier.

Please feel free to email me if you have questions or problems with the library book, I will try to answer as quickly as I can.

I love to read, I love to read children's books, I love to read to children.   It is truly amazing how much these children enjoy books.