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8th Grade World Language Trips

Last week, I was fortunate to accompany 8th Grade Spanish classes to the Pilsen neighborhood where we visited the National Museum of Mexican Art. While every year the art and symbolism found in the Day of the Dead exhibits have … Continue reading

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Speed-Dating in the Library!! (With a Book!!) 🙂

Eighth grade ELA classes had the opportunity to be acquainted with a variety of engaging books. Each student spent 3 minutes with a book as nearly 21 books were rotated in a class block. Students were given a sampling of … Continue reading

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Family Reading Night

Family Reading Night will be celebrated across the state of Illinois on Thursday, November 16. Setting aside time to read together as a family is a great gift to give to your children. Making a family reading night a once-a-week … Continue reading

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  Students find time to socialize, braid each others’ hair, and read new magazines in the library before school.

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Book Fair

The Spring Book Fair will be in the library all day Tuesday and Wednesday. Don’t forget to bring your $$ to pick out some great summer reads!!  Thank you PTO for bringing the Book Fair to Maple.

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NPL Librarian Visits

Sarah Rustman will visit all 6th and 7th grade ELA classes Monday, May 22. She will talk about the Northbrook Public Library summer programs and also book talk some exciting books for you to read over the summer. On Thursday, … Continue reading

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Reading is Fun in the LMC

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6th Grade Booktalk Gallery Walk

This summer, incoming Maple 6th grade students chose a realistic fiction novel for their summer read. To share their books with classmates, students created posters in an Amazon format. Posters were displayed in the library where the students could do … Continue reading

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Welcome to Mediapprentice Blog

Welcome to the Mediapprentice Blog. It is the online home of the Maple School LMC. My hope is that you will find excellent resource links for reading and research as well as informative posts. My philosophy is that this is … Continue reading

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Rebecca Caudill and Summer Reading

Below are the 2018 Rebecca Caudill nominees. You may start reading them now for next school year. We’ll keep track of the titles you read when you get to school in the Fall. 2018 Rebecca Caudill List Our summer reading … Continue reading

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Author April Henry Visited with 7th Grade

Author April Henry Advises Kids to Follow Their Dreams Young adult author April Henry was candid about how she grew up poor, but her home was always “rich in books”, because her family spent a lot of time at the … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones

Mrs. Panitch thought you might enjoy this article about author George R. R. Martin, creator of Game of Thrones. He is an alum of Northwestern and credits lessons he learned there for the writer he is today. Thank you Mrs. … Continue reading

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Library Schedule •• 2017 – 2018

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Comfy in the LMC

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Looking for a good book?

If you are looking for something great to read, try one of these books that were nominated for our Fiction Madness bracket: Clockwork Angel: Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare Divergent by Veronica Roth The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The … Continue reading

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Author Arwen Elys Dayton Visits 8th Grade

  Science fiction author Arwen Elys Dayton talked to eighth graders about story development on March 18. Author Arwen Elys Dayton Inspires Maple Eighth Graders Young adult author of science fiction, Arwen Elys Dayton knew she wanted to be a … Continue reading

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Avi and Brian Floca’s Visit

On Friday October 16, Newbery Medal author Avi and Caldecott Medal illustrator Brian Floca visited with our 6th graders at Maple. Avi and Brian spoke about the writing, editing, and illustration process and shared their new book Old Wolf. Ms. … Continue reading

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Avi and Brian Floca to Speak with Our 6th Grade

The author/illustrator team of Avi and Brian Floca, who recently collaborated on the book Old Wolf, plan to visit the 6th graders at Maple on October 16th. As an award winning author, Avi has written over 60 children’s books including his Newbery … Continue reading

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First Open Mic of the ’15-’16 School Year

6th and 7th grades had an awesome turn out for the first Open Mic of our new school year. Poetry and songs were shared and enjoyed. Take a look:

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Inspirational Quotes

Last year, we asked the students to select inspirational quotes from a stack of sheets we laid out on the table. Then, after compiling the 64 selected quotes into a survey, the 8th graders and staff were asked to select … Continue reading

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