useful links & programs
JSTOR is an online databases of scholarly articles on a variety of topics. This resource is ideal for students in grades 7 to 12 to use in different subjects for projects and research papers.
The Day is an engaging online newspaper that covers current events from around the world. It provides unbiased opinions on different issues and encourages critical thinking, debate and discussion. It also helps our students make informed decisions about events and issues in their day-to-day lives.
World Book Online
World Book Online provides students with access to encyclopedias, interesting articles and fun activities that connect to many subject areas.
Tumble Books is a collection of online resources which features animated talking picture books, graphic novels, math stories, chapter books, videos, and non-fiction books. We hope you enjoy reading these resources at home!
Destiny LMC Catalogue
Destiny is a catalogue of all of the LMC resources. You can login and search for resources at school, in the LMC and at home. Let us know if you need any help finding a book or resource!
Dewey Decimal Shelving Game
Use this online game to practice your shelving skills and gain a better understanding of the Dewey decimal system. This game also makes great connections to numeracy as students practice placing numbers in the correct decimal order.
RAZ Kids Reading Resources
Use this link to access your child’s RAZ kids account. Students and parents can access a variety of levelled fiction and nonfiction resources to practice reading, comprehension, and fluency skills.
EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system. It offers a variety of databases that provide readers with information on different historical topics and current events.
Library Media Specialists
We are here to help you and your children access, evaluate and understand all of the resources we have at SIS. We are always looking to enhance our collection with books from around the world. Please feel free to donate books in your mother tongue so that our resources can reflect our student and school community.
YOUR LMC TEAM
On Monday, September 4th many classes in our primary school had the opportunity to meet author Corey Olds to hear his story titled “A is for Afro” and to learn about the writing process. Our younger students participated in an interactive and engaging read aloud all about the ABC’s and even learned some new words![…]
Welcome back to school! We hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable summer break. We are looking forward to getting to know all of our new students and continuing to work with our returning students and families. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer in the library do not hesitate to contact us[…]
This week in the library some of our primary classes met author Christina Kristoffersson Ameln who introduced them to her story “Aya & Bobby Discover Thailand: The Land of Smiles.” This story takes children along for an adventure across Thailand with two loveable and relatable children named Aya and Bobby. On their adventures the children[…]
On Wednesday, February 1st we had the wonderful opportunity to have an author, storyteller and song writer named Stuart Stotts visit SIS coming all the way from the United States of America! Stuart brought an amazing amount of enthusiasm and energy to our school. He told stories and sang songs with students from Preschool to[…]
On Tuesday, January 17th SIS had the wonderful opportunity of having the author of the Feel Brave book series, Avril McDonald, visit our school and share some of her stories. Avril engaged all of our students from Preschool through to Grade 5 with stories that taught children about self confidence, change and grief, anxiety and[…]
We have some grade 8 and 10 student work on display in the annex LMC. Grade 8 has some science work from the unit Muscles and Movement and some resistance training manuals and training plans from the PHE unit Anatomy and Strength. We also have some grade 10 cardio-respiratory fitness education manuals from the PHE unit[…]
Throughout library lessons this week we have been reading winter stories and discussing family traditions over different holidays. At SIS we have families from many different countries and cultures which made our discussions very insightful and interesting. Students then had the opportunity to create a decoration for our tree on which they wrote and drew about[…]
This week during LMC lesson times we will be learning all about Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize. Students will be introduced to the Swedish chemist and discuss the importance of the Nobel Prizes throughout the world. They will also be participating in a primary school reading activity in which the classes with the most[…]
Grade 8 students are reading And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. Agatha Christie’s books have stood the test of time. Since And Then There Were None was first published in 1939 we had lived through a World War, Man has walked on the moon, the computer and smart phone have been developed, penicillin[…]
We recently purchased the other books from this series. You can get them in the annex library.