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!



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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?


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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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!


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I have a fear of spiders.

They are not cute.  They have too many legs.  They drop down from things unexpectedly.  They make sticky homes.

I have friends who held a dinner party and served this appetizer.  Would you eat some?


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September 13 = Roald Dahl Day


Yesterday, September 13, was Roald Dahl’s birthday.  He was one of my favorite authors when I was a child.

For those of you who have read his books, the above quote captures his personality, doesn’t it?  For those of you haven’t read his books, well…what are you waiting for?  There’s no time like the present. 🙂

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For real?

As I was looking at TweenTribune.com, I came across an extremely interesting article.  Follow this link goo.gl/AIeJ92 to read it!

Should we be afraid or embrace this newly discovered creature?  Can we trust the source the information came from?  Is it a child’s toy or a new discovery?  What do YOU think?

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