Socratic Seminar!

Hey guys…guess what?  I am so unbelievably proud of all of you!  Our first Socratic Seminar was a complete success.  I witnessed respectful conversation, engaged students, and honest thoughts.  I hope you feel as good about this seminar as I do!  🙂

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Battle of the Books-6th Grade Style

Hi Guys! I’ve talked to some of you about how much fun Battle of the Books was in elementary school, so I wanted to share something a parent shared with me.

Glenview Public Library is hosting a Battle of the Books for 6th graders!  If you’re interested, please follow the information below!

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Plot Practice!

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Welcome to 2017-2018!

Welcome!  I am so excited to welcome you to Maple School.  This year is certain to be filled with learning, new relationships, and growth.  Please feel free to talk to me or visit whenever you need!  I’m looking forward to a great year!

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April Showers…

…bring May flowers!  Or at least that’s how the saying goes!  What do you look forward to when the weather gets warmer?

Photo from Paxabay.com

Photo from Pixabay.com

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Links for Civic Action

Hi!  Here are the links that students staying at Maple will need to use during the Civic Action project!  Enjoy!

http://www.giraffe.org/

http://myhero.com/teachersroom/selectedstories.asp

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Idioms

Thanks to Michael A. for bringing in this great book filled with amazing idioms!  Do you think you can discover the meaning of a few from Michael’s book?

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What does “gift of gab” mean?

Example:  Jane really had the gift of gab.  Whenever he spoke, people would listen for hours.

 

What does “keep a stiff upper lip” mean?

Example: When Sara got in trouble for arriving to work late, she kept a stiff upper lip.

 

What does “sell like hotcakes” mean?

Example: The chocolate flavored jelly beans were selling like hotcakes during sixth grade lunch.

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Technology!

Here are pictures of you hard at work during our Socratic Seminar on technology!

 

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Thanksgiving Day Shopping

So…will you be out braving the crowds?  Click on the link below!!

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Life Cycle of Candy Corn

So, I broke my promise and haven’t written a post in a bit, so I thought I’d make this one extra interesting!  Personally, I’m not a fan of candy corn, but I know lots of you love it.  This video matches up well with the Text of the Week article about this sugary treat that so many of you crave!

Enjoy!

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