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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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Rebecca Caudill Reading List

Here are the 2017 Rebecca Caudill nominees. We’ll keep track of the titles you read in the library. 2017CaudillAuthorList  

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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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Jordan Sonnenblick’s Visit

Maple enjoyed a visit from Jordan Sonnenblick, author of popular juvenile and YA fiction books. We learned that he is inspired to write his books from life’s challenges and the needs of those around him. We also learned about the … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Shelf

Maple students are voracious readers and to help promote them to read outside their comfort genre’s and authors, we have a new program in the library where the student can adopt a shelf of books to read. While there are … Continue reading

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Cool YouTube Channels You Shouldn’t Miss

CommonSense Media is, as you know, one of my favorite resources on the Internet. One of their posts listed 12 YouTube Channels OK for kids. You will find the teen and tween aged channels linked over on the side of … Continue reading

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Popular Author to Visit Maple

Popular author, Jordan Sonnenblick, will be coming to Maple School on Wednesday, November 12, to share his inspirations as well as his expertise on the writing and editing process. Some of his best loved titles include Drums, Girls, and Dangerous … Continue reading

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Have You Seen a Little Free Library?

At the beginning of the summer, my sister turned me onto the Little Free Library (LFL) movement. The idea is to provide a space in your yard where anyone can come to take a book or leave a book. No … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Use Your Common Sense

If I were still in the middle of raising my children, (although do we ever really stop?), I would rely heavily on Common Sense Media to help me guide my kids through the media world. I blogged about this website … Continue reading

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New Library Hours

We are excited to have the library space available to you Monday through Thursday until 4:45. Many students have found this time very productive to complete their homework or get ahead on a project. Please make sure you either have … Continue reading

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Mrs. Kauth has Flipped!

Being an information literate person in today’s world gives one a leg up on success. Besides being able to use print sources, we have a myriad of devices  that connect us to an ever expanding pool of information. It is … Continue reading

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Sign Up for Open Mic Online

One of our astute 6th graders suggested that we create an Open Mic sign up form here on the blog. If you go up to the Open Mic tab in the black menu bar above, you can pull down to … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Use Your Common Sense

Common Sense Media just posted  11 Sites and Apps Kids are Heading to After Facebook.  They list the Apps and sites the kids are flocking to and give the basics, such as what they are, why they’re popular, and the … Continue reading

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