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A peek into what's been going on in the Stanley Library!

Laurie Friedman Visit - October 22

Author Laurie Friedman visited Staten Island Academy on October 22, and what an amazing day it was! She worked with Grades 3 and 4 to create "Writer's Bags" full of inspirational images and words that will help students as they craft their own wonderful stories. Middle School students enjoyed a presentation in which Ms. Friedman spoke about her journey toward becoming a writer and shared some helpful advice on the importance of perseverance and hard work. Lower School students were also treated to a group presentation, which was made even better when Ms. Friedman read aloud two of her most popular books!

In Library Class...

Creepy Carrots

Kindergarten had fun reading about CREEPY CARROTS - a Caldecott Honor Book by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown. They then enjoyed creating their own cool, crazy carrots!


Destiny Quest

Grade 3 has been exploring our library's online resources with our Destiny Quest catalog! They practiced accessing websites and the Grolier reference database to find information for their continent study. Now they are ready to use Destiny Quest to conduct research for their immigration study!

Early Humans Research

Grade 5 is currently learning how to use library resources for their research paper about Early Humans. They are practicing accessing a specialized Resource List within Destiny and are learning about the importance of keeping track of and citing their sources as they gather information. They are also enjoying working with a variety of tools, including iPads, laptops and print books.

Grade 6: Getting "Research Ready"

Grade 6 is exploring Research Ready - a brand new platform for building information literacy skills. Through a series of online modules and class discussions, students will explore various aspects of the research process, beginning with how to determine which types of sources are appropriate for various inquiry needs and where to access appropriate resources. Students are now thinking critically and creatively about different types of sources by creating posters to showcase important themes from the "Sources! Sources! Sources!" module.

Special Thanks

Mr. McGoldrick's American Literature Classes

It was so nice to provide library instruction to Upper School students in Mr. McGoldrick's American Literature classes! These Grade 10 students reviewed how to access our library catalog, perform various types of searches and use some academic databases. Thank you so much for your great attitudes!