• Welcome to Ms. Gravel's Web page

    I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.  I miss you all! 

    Hello Maplewood Mustangs!!

         I know this has been a change for all of us and change is not always easy to adjust to.  I want you to know that we miss all of you very much and can't wait to see you again.  Your teachers have been working very hard to get things set up so that they can continue to teach and work with all of you and we thank you for your patience and understanding while we figure all of this out.  We are all in this together and we will get through it.

         This page is designed to help you and your parents adjust to the changes by providing information and resources for you to access during our distance learning.  Please let me knwo if you have any questions, concerns, or just need to talk - I am still here for you.  I will have office hours posted in the calendar section and I can always be reached through email (listed below) or the following number (352) 614-0370.

         We miss you and hope to see you all very soon!


    Ms. Gravel

    School Counselor


    352-671-6820 ext. 52623 - school number

    (352) 614-0370 during distance learning



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Rebecca Gravel

I am one of the School Counselors for Maplewood Elementary.  This is my third year at MWE.  Currently I work with the following grade levels - Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, and alternately assessed students. 

Book List

  • A Flicker of Hope

    by Julia Cook Year Published: 2018

    "Sometimes the dark clouds overhead seem too heavy adn you feel like giving up.  Little candle knows all about this. Bad grades, blasted on social media, worried about making the team, and wondering who her real friends are - so many hard things to deal with! All she can see is darkness.  But her story begins to change when someone notices she needs a boost of hope. As little candle is reminded she has a purpose and her own unique gifts, and that she isn't the only one with dark clouds, her dim light begins to shine brighter."

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  • But It's Not My Fault

    by Julia Cook Year Published: 2015

    "Follow Noodle through a very rough day at school.  It just isn't his fault that his broher's game ran late and he didn't finish his homework. Or that his mom forgot to remind him to turn in his library book.  Or that Mary Gold got in his airspace and his his arm with her head. Luckily, Noodle's mom is there to teach him about the importance of accepting responsibility.  Noddle learns: 'YOU are responsible for the things that you do.  For your choices at home and your choices at school.'"

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  • Hygiene . . . You Stink!

    by Julia Cook Year Published: 2014

    "A hilarious approach to a very personal issue - good hygiene! Using silverware as teh stars, Julia helps explain the importance of regular bathing, tooth brushing, and other hygiene-related issues."

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  • I Just Want to do it My Way!

    by Julia Cook Year Published: 2013

    "RJ's way of doing things is causing him lots of grief.  Too many of his assignments are missing and incomplete.  He blames Norma 'the booger picker' and Rodney 'the alphabet burper' for distracting him during class.  But with a little guidance from his parents and his teacher, RJ learns how to ask for help and stay on task.  By learning how to do things the right way the first time, RJ discovers he no longer has to do his work over and over again."

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  • Kindness Starts with You

    by Jacquelyn Stagg Year Published: 2018

    "Follow Maddy through her day at school, where your child will learn how easy it can be to spread kindness." This book includes a "Weekly Kindness Challenge"

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  • My Day is Ruined!

    by Bryan Smith Year Published: 2016

    Braden's day is ruined when his championship ball game is cancelled, he doesn't understand the math assignment and they changed the lunch menu! Braden struggles with overreacting, but with the help of his mom and teacher he learns the four steps of flexible thinking. 

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  • What if Everybody Did That?

    by Colleen M. Madden Year Published: 1990

    "If you drop just one soda can out the window, it's no big deal . . . right?  But what if everybody did that?"

    "What if everybody broke the rules . . . and spoke during story time, didn't wash up, or splashed too much at the pool? Then the world would be a mess."

    "This bookshows how each person's small, everyday shoices -good or bad- have consequences one way or the other.

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  • Zach Gets Frustrated

    by William Mulcahy Year Published: 2012

    "Zach adn his family go to the beach, but Zach is having a lousy day.  Everything goes wrong, and he is frustrated." Will Zach learn how to handle his frustrationg and have fun?

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  • Zach Hangs in There

    by William Mulcahy Year Published: 2017

    "Zach is a typical kid.  He struggles with everyday challenges like getting along, persevering, coping with frustrations, and making mistakes." Will Zach learn to persevere and accomplish his goal?

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  • Wilma Jean the Worry Machine

    by Julia Cook Year Published: 2012

    Wilma Jean worries about everything.  From school work to lunches to time with friends, she worries about what might happen. This book offers creative strategies for parents to use that can lessen the severity of anxiety.

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  • Zach Makes Mistakes

    by William Mulcahy Year Published: 2016

    Zach is excited about a school field trip, but he forgets the rules.  "Will he let embarassing blunders ruin his day?"

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