Our young readers were mesmerized by Australian author and illustrator Sophie Blackall and her captivating stories. When asked how to become an author, her advice: READ, READ, READ
The elementary school library and media center is a dynamic environment, and we like to think of it as the heart of the school. The main goal of the elementary library is to promote the love of reading and learning by providing students with opportunities to explore reading interests.
The library works collaboratively with teachers and other specialists to support the curriculum and to encourage a lifelong love of reading. The collection offers a diverse range of quality and engaging print and electronic items. Regular and flexible classes ensure that literature appreciation, information literacy, and curriculum objectives are met for all students. Special events, such as the PTA-sponsored authors/illustrators-in-
This facility contains nearly 90,000 print materials, including Chinese and Spanish language materials. We also have extensive digital materials available. There are various areas suitable for conducting research utilizing ethical and appropriate technology tools.
All SAS students, teachers, and parents are welcome to use the elementary school library to find information and to check out books. Each class in the elementary school (kindergarten through fifth grade) comes to the library regularly for informational literacy lessons and to check out books.
Illustrator-in-residence Jeanette Canyon visited Singapore American School in February. During her two weeks of residency, Canyon worked with elementary students in our art classrooms as they created fun stories and poems to match their art which was later displayed on the second floor of central administration.
In the brightly lit halls of Singapore American School’s early learning center, there stood a man wearing a t-shirt, shorts, and sneakers, setting up a PowerPoint presentation to be projected on a screen a couple of feet away. A lush green carpet covered the parquet floor, awaiting an audience of four-year olds. He didn’t look like an artist or an author, let alone one who has illustrated and written 50 children’s books.
Singapore American School has exceeded my expectations. Our children have been challenged and encouraged to excel. I have been amazed at their achievements both academically and personally.
While SAS is well known for academic excellence, they also ensure that students develop roundly in terms of character, collaboration, and communication.
Sarah Lifferth, SAS PARENT