Tapping Maple Trees

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On this beautiful day (Wednesday), Mr. Pineda’s science class went outdoors to check the taps in the maple trees. What a great way to tap into student energy and celebrate spring!  The tradition of tapping maple trees began in 2004, the year our school was built, when Mr. Pineda and his students first identified 13 sugar maples big enough to be tapped.  This year, two more trees were big enough to tap for a total of 15 trees. Just when it seemed like the sap would never run, we were teased with 12 gallons on one warm day last week.  The day these pictures were taken was even better as some buckets were ready to overflow!  Children and staff are free to take sap home to boil into delicious 100 % Pepperell Maple Syrup! Check out the pictures!

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