Fifth- and sixth-grade students participate in a literary appreciation, academic research, and information literacy unit taught by the Upper School Librarian as part of their HEART* class. In this unit, students engage with literature to develop a stronger understanding of themselves and others, practice identifying and using relevant academic resources (both print and digital), and learn how to use and create information responsibly.
Seventh- and eighth-grade students visit as needed for class projects, and to continue developing competency in the use of print and digital informational sources. Additional classes are planned collaboratively between the Upper School Librarian and subject teachers.
*HEART, which stands for Health, Emotional Awareness, Responsibility, and Time Management, is a social-emotional learning class taught by the Upper School specialists.
The Library welcomes Upper School students for independent research, study, and recreational reading. In addition to scheduled class time, the Library is open to students each recess and lunch for structured activities and individual exploration. Students will find bean bag chairs, board games, and special recess activities including crafts and STEM projects.
Our Schedule & Staff
Fifth and sixth graders visit the Library once a week during their library-based HEART unit, and all Upper School students visit on a varied schedule according to individual, class, and assignment needs. Teachers may also schedule visits to the Library for projects and research.
Teacher-Librarian: Michelle Loomis — contact at 415.751.0177, ext. 337 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Work schedule: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.