Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Fruits of Our Labor....Our Maple Syrup Store

Just had to share and follow up on our earlier posts. This spring we tapped the six maple trees that live in the front yard of our school (check out previous entries). After weeks of watching, waiting, boiling, and filtering we bottled our precious syrup. The children designed signage and bottle labels. They researched market prices and calculated our production costs. After much discussion we set a product price and planned for our sale. We used the bead materials to add totals and calculate change. We set up tables just outside our classroom doors and sold to families as they arrived to pick up at the end of the day. Everyone in our class has definitely caught the entrepreneurial bug!





6 comments:

Leptir said...

Hi! I enjoy reading your blog - very interesting and useful posts - and I gave you Honest scrap award. Thanks for inspiration!

montessorimoments said...

I just found your blog, and it's quite lovely! I look forward to reading more and sharing ideas for the classrooms!

Evenspor said...

Hi, I just found your blog and was wondering about the landform trays you made. What kind of clay did you use? Did it shrink much when you baked it?

Gae said...

Just found your blog. Very lovely ideas. I hope you don't mind me using some.
god Bless

Plastic Card said...

This is very impressive in which you are describe about maple trees. What is your thinking about liquid things such as syrup.

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