“There were maples and oaks to the west, and a hemlock forest to the right that pulled me right across the sweet grasses, into it. Never, never have I seen such trees. They were giants--old, old giants. They must have begun when the world began.” - Jean Craighead George
Mr. Haupert's 3rd Grade Class had their annual outdoor education day last week where the class boiled down the maple sap they collected throughout the month of February. Says Mr. Haupert, "It takes 40 gallons of sap to get one gallon of syrup. We collected about 8.5 gallons of sap this year." The students spent the day boiling down the sap, making nature journals, and creating traps similar to the ones they read about in My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George. The students will have the opportunity to sample the finished BFS maple syrup at an upcoming pancake day and there MIGHT even be enough left over for a jar to be in the upcoming BFS auction! Keep an eye out!