Media Center

  Read a good book lately?  The students at Leicester Elementary have!  With over 6,000 books to choose from, the saying goes, "so many books, so little time".  If you are interested in finding the latest Newbery or Caldecott award winner, enjoying the latest "cool" series, or just trying to find an interesting read, come by and let me help find what you are looking for in our library!
    
     Our Media Center is not only equipped with plenty to read, but teaching with technology is incorporated in many of my lessons.  With the use of laptops and iPads, streaming video and websites such as NCWISEOWL, learning is a high priority.  We use the Big6 Research Model, which focuses on six simple steps to help students create their own learning through self-inquiry and motivation and progress into understanding the sources necessary for student research.  These steps help students not only in their school years, but will further their education throughout life.

Our students also work in Maker stations, or as we like to call it, The Inspiration Stations!  Little Bits and Snap Circuits help students invent using electronics and circuitry, LEGOs and Citiblocks allow students to try their engineering and architectural skills, and we also have Magna-Tiles, Pattern Blocks, Marble Runs, Gearello gears, and other activities that help students create using their imagination and creativity.  Critical thinking and teamwork are also emphasized in the media center through these activities!
 
     Kindergarten through fourth grades are on a fixed schedule at Leicester, with each class visiting at a set time every week. We have a  Scholastic Book Fair in the Spring.  We also have many guest visitors during the school year.