Friday, 30 March 2007

Maple syrup

Today we concluded our unit on Very Last First Time.

We looked at the symbolism of the maple leaf in Canada. We looked again at the Canadian flag and talked about how years ago there was even a maple leaf on their coins.

We went through the process of how maple syrup is made. I found a site on the Internet last night which had excellent photographs of each stage of tapping the tree. I had printed them off and we looked at each in detail and put them in sequence.

We painted maple leaves and made a maple collage with a tree design and the the photographs of maple syrup making.

We also introduced a 'sound board' today. Hermione was certainly not impressed. Will have to see how it goes.

I came across an interesting site about childhood development and art the other day Certainly worth a glance.

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