On April 13, 2016

Fourth graders celebrate syrup season with pancake breakfast

By Robin Alberti

Miss Emma Murray and her fourth-grade students hold the placemats they made for their pancake breakfast.

Back row: Miss Emma Murray, Jacob Roth, Brian Hayes, Sophia Nisimblat, Chloe Masillo and Lexi Fuster.

Middle row: Joseph Goes, Brexton Eckler and Emma Blodorn.

Front row: Paige Fieldhouse, Maxwell Abrams, Charlie Rice and Clara Shortle.

By Robin Alberti

On Thursday last week, the fourth graders at Killington Elementary School held a pancake breakfast for their families, to share the delicious maple syrup the kids spent the last few weeks making. KES is equipped with its own Sugar Shack with an evaporator. Every year the fourth grade class taps trees, collects sap and boils it down to maple syrup. To celebrate their accomplishment, the fourth graders invited their parents and grandparents to come enjoy the sweetness of their labor. The kids had also had written poems in haiku format, which ties into their studies of poetry.  All the students read their poems aloud, and then they presented their parents with a pint of syrup that they had made.

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