Welcome to the Lenape
Library Media Center
Ms. MaryAnn Lis-Simmons, Library Media Teacher, 845-256-4330
Mrs. Janice Pallus, Library Clerk, 845-256-4331
S'now Much Fun!
Fry Bread A Native American Family Story
by Kevin Noble Maillard illlustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
We shared the story of Fry Bread and celebrated food in our lives
Giving Thanks: What's a favorite food? Do you help prepare it? Can you make it by yourself?
BioCollage featuring people who have made a difference
as presented by Ms. Crowder & Ms. Russolello students
with Ms. Profaci and Ms. Lis-Simmons
Summer Reading - What are your plans?
Students explored biodiversity of Hudson Valley and made patterns with critters they created in paintz
Is it Cin-quain in, that You are a Poet?
It takes you away
Into a magical place
Your bookstore awaits
Drifting in darkness
Big spheres floating everywhere
I am lost in space...
Below, Haiku responses to Crow Boy, by Taro Yashima
Cinquain (sin-kane) a five line poem
IF she can see it...THEN she can be it
A salute to 120 living women scientists in glorious 3-DMarch 1 - Mardi Gras Shout out to New Orleans and author Jewell Parker Rhodes
March 8 - MYSTERY suggestions
visit the National Museum of the American Indian for resources that are
authoritative and of quality
presented by Mrs. Easterlin's fifth grade, after discussion, study, preparationJune 2021 Challenge: Respond to the e.e. cummings poem, Love is a Place
with your exclamation of what we say "YES" to!
First Listen to Love is a Place #1 and Then Listen to a slightly differently reading. Next watch this demo on how to use the tools in Google Drawings to create a "button" you would wear proclaiming the world of YES. Your Google Drawing "canvas" to create your button is in your Library Google Classroom. What do you say YES to?
We continue to promote a Library collection that reflects the world we live in.
Following the premise of the February 28 title featured in our Book of the Day series,
we carry on into March with "Say Their Names", acknowledging the inventive and
persevering energy that motivates the independent spirit of doing good and doing right, that often goes unnoticed.
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Students the age of our Lenape students learn Community and Kindness, Respect and Responsibility, through the environments we create and the interactions we encourage. The language we use requires appropriate use in context. Our school Library has a collection, and continues to grow it, that fosters Community through the Mirrors and Windows idea that allows students to see themselves and build identity, as well as provide access to other experiences that may seem unfamiliar, and yet are relatable. Compassion and Empathy grow from the place of the Golden Rule - treat others as you want to be treated.
Since 1976, February has been designated Black History Month at the federal level. This grew out of what was a week-long recognition begun in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History.
Black History is American History. The Civil Rights decade of the 1960s connects in spirit and form to the foundation of liberty fought for and forged in 1776.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of our “inescapable network of mutuality.” ** Walt Whitman wrote that “every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”
How do we rise to the challenge to make this relevant in the lives of students in 2022?
** the sharing of a feeling, action, or relationship between two or more parties.
Highlighting Hispanic Heritage
from the Lenape Library collection
Kelly Stays Home: The Science of Coronavirus by Lauren Block MD MPH and Adam E. Block PhD illustrated by Alex Brissenden
Younger version, less text, same message Kelly Stays Home: The Science of Coronavirus
Below we are sharing the February Black History Month calendar created by Mrs. Easterlin's 5th grade.
After researching with several electronic and print resources, students took key facts and dates and used WordArt.com to compose appropriate calendar pages.
There are 100 questions on the Citizenship Test to become
a citizen of the United States. Here are 10 of those questions. Take a look and see how many you have an idea about.
access provided by Ulster BOCES
Talking about Biographies - our collection represents people who are still living and doing remarkable things!
Example: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Making a choice to raise one's voice takes courage.
- the Earth waking up to a fresh season
- Poetry, by heart and out loud
- mucking around in a garden seeing the work of earthworms up close
- more daylight
Last school year (2017-2018) we celebrated the Library as a MakerSpace.
We Made Sentences
We wrote and submitted comments in the OPALS catalog for other students to consider as recommendations.
We Made Connections
We made interactive/digital "library boxes" highlighting key words and subjects, and illustrated our writing with self-created images in the Paint program.
We Made Meaning
We made progress exploring Code while we learned to recognize patterns and accept challenges.
We Made Pathways into the World, and
Made things happen with our Hands, Head, and Heart
A Dream Box created in response to a Biography, and a video interview with the creator!
Several videos of 5th grade students who finished Code Course C, as they "mucked around" with Lil'Bits electronics to see what they could create using Code in action.
Two students' stories published in an anthology about space travel and aliens.
Audio recordings of poetry and Haiku inspired by Japanese lanterns.
Teeny, tiny, origami.
Tangrams, tangrams, tangrams from animals to the Statue of Liberty!
We Helped Write the Book on Lenape's 2017-18 School Year!