Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tapping Maple Trees

Spring must be right around the corner!  We were outside tapping maple trees today.  Doug Brown and Autumn from Slopeside Syrup came into our classroom.  They explained about tapping trees, collecting sap, and boiling sap into maple syrup.  Students loved going outside to tap three trees.  Kindergarten students drilled holes, hammered taps in and hung buckets and lids.  They even took pictures of the process.  What a fun experience!  Now when the weather finally warms up we are ready to collect sap for Slopeside to boil down into syrup for our school.  (We are so excited about sugaring that we are making pancakes and having pancakes with maple syrup in class this week.)