Category Archives: Open Forum

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 – 2016-2017

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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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Welcome Back

The 2015-2016 school year is off to a great start at Maple. A few highlights in the library are: the addition of Mrs. King-Mulvihill using the computer lab area for her classes this year as we have added Project Lead … Continue reading

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Last Open Mic of the Year

Our last Open Mic was a fun occasion to end the 2014-2015 school year. We said good-bye to 8th graders who performed in Open Mic since 6th grade. We will miss your talent and your support of each other. There … Continue reading

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LMC After School

At Maple, we are fortunate to stay open Monday through Thursday until 4:45. Students work on group projects, complete their homework while sitting next to friends, or just socialize and unwind from the day.

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February Open Mic

We had a great turn out for Open Mic today. All grades came to the library for their lunch recess and the atmosphere was extremely supportive for our performers. Thanks to all of you that participated and shared your voice, … Continue reading

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