We believe that children learn faster and retain more of what they have learned when they are actively involved in the learning process. Making things, drawing pictures, playing games, and using their natural creativity keeps children involved longer and increases their learning capacity. Yet keeping up with all the supplies need for those creative activities was a huge challenge and “I know we have that . . . somewhere” was often heard. This was the motivation behind the original desire to create a Children’s Workroom.
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In 1989, a committee, led by Chairman David Goode, met with the workers in the Children’s Division to determine the needs and the requirements for such a room. As a result, a small room was designated as the official Children’s Workroom.
It didn’t take long for the Workroom to become so successful that other teachers began to inquire if they could use the resources. Eventually, two rooms were combined to provide more space and the name was changed to the Teachers Workroom.
Located on the 2nd floor of Building C, the Workroom is staffed during the following hours:
- Sundays – 7:30-10:45 am
- Sundays – 5:30-6:30 pm
- Wednesdays – 3:30-7:30 pm
Libby Williams, a faithful member of FBCS since 1949, has been the Volunteer Director of the Workroom since the inception of the project. Libby’s organizational skills and creativity have made the room into one of the most used resources at FBCS. Libby is assisted by a wonderful staff of volunteers: Cynthia Grantham, Lisa Knight, Nancy Olson, and Laura Turner. Be sure to thank Libby and the other volunteers for their dedication and commitment.
If you are a teacher and not familiar with our Workroom, one of the volunteers would love to give you a personal tour so you can become better acquainted with what resources are available.
IMPORTANT – Please be mindful of returning supplies promptly when you borrow them from the Workroom. By doing so, other teachers can benefit from the resources. Also, try to help our volunteers by maintaining a tidy Workroom so that resources can be found and used effectively.