Aaliyah Frost, 9, gathers sap to taste Tuesday on the end of her finger at Walton Elementary School in Auburn. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Third-grader Tatiyana Vaughn-Rosas, 8, asks Ben Lavigne questions Tuesday on the process of making maple syrup at Walton Elementary School in Auburn. Lavigne’s two sons attended Walton and he volunteered to boil the 80 gallons of sap students collected from four large maple trees on the school’s front lawn. Third-grade teachers Tara Knight and Emily Manahan-Makley used the opportunity to teach lessons such as the Maple Syrup Math Challenge and informational writing exercises that included predictions on how much syrup students would make. Students went home Tuesday with four-ounce jars of maple syrup they made. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Third-graders Declan Warden, left, and Lilyana Cohenour make an All About Maple Sugaring poster Tuesday at Walton Elementary School in Auburn. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Grace Jewett, 8, raises her hand before asking a question Tuesday while working on a maple syrup project at Walton Elementary School in Auburn. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Third-grade teachers Tara Knight and Emily Manahan-Makley used the opportunity to collect and boil sap Tuesday to teach students at Walton Elementary School in Auburn about math, writing and the history behind making maple syrup. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Third-grade teachers Emily Manahan-Makley, back left, and Tara Knight, back right, collect sap with their students Tuesday at Walton Elementary School in Auburn. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

ssistant Superintendent Michelle McClellan watch the sap boil down to maple syrup Tuesday at Walton Elementary School in Auburn. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Third-grade teacher Tara Knight shows her remote students on Zoom the process of making maple syrup Tuesday at Walton Elementary School in Auburn. Auburn school students are divided into cohorts. Cohort A attends in-person on Monday and Tuesday and Cohort B attends in person Thursday and Friday. Knight made sure Cohort B students were involved in the maple syrup process as well. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Maple trees on the front lawn of Walton Elementary School give students plenty to tap for maple syrup. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Third-grade teacher Emily Manahan-Makley answers question Tuesday from three fifth-graders about the process of making maple syrup at Walton Elementary School in Auburn. Students collected 80 gallons of sap from four large maple trees on the school’s front lawn. Ben Lavigne, back right, volunteered to boil the sap down to syrup. Third-grade teachers Tara Knight and Manahan-Makley used the opportunity to teach lessons such as the Maple Syrup Math Challenge and informational writing exercises that included predictions on how much syrup students would make. Students went home Tuesday with four-ounce jars of maple syrup they made. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

A Walton Elementary third-grader records a “fun fact”: It takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

Third-grade teacher Tara Knight works with her students Tuesday on a lesson related to the maple sugaring process at Walton Elementary School in Auburn. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

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