As Earth Hour nears, I began reading some books about trees and the importance of trees in our lives. Some students began connecting to the books and the topic of maple syrup surfaced. We generated some wonderings and searched for some resources. We watched Franklin’s Maple Syrup video.
We also watched some non fiction video clips on the process of gathering maple syrup. Today some spontaneous play occurred and students began dramatizing the process of maple syrup making.
They are learning about the steps and using math words such as first, then, next. We have introduced ordinal numbers, first, second, third, fourth and fifth. You might want to talk with your child about our new learnings about maple syrup. Our next question and exploration will be about how the syrup gets from the cooking pot to the store.
Your might want to check out the Maple Syrup festival http://www.maplesyrupfest.com
Or visit some local places http://www.childslife.ca/events/category/maple-syrup-festivals/