Saturday, March 10, 2012

Slice of Life Day 10

Years ago when we ordered a series of Guided Reading books from Scholastic, the book Sugaring Time by Kathryn Lasky was included.  This week we will use it as a reference as we study making maple syrup. This is a wonderful way to celebrate the days just before spring.  We begin the study by hearing Maple Moon, so that we remember the Native Americans first shared this gift with the settlers.  At the end we have a tasting party and do a few square dances that we learned in music to recreate the sugaring off parties we also read about.    Looking forward to an interesting week...


  1. I grew up near a maple sugaring festival. Your post reminds me of the maple sugar candy my grandpa used to buy us that melted on my tongue. Salivating now. . . .

  2. Yummy post. In Maine we have a Maple Sugar Sunday, when all the sugar houses open to the public for tours and tasting. After your post, I'm not sure I can wait.