It is Maple Syrup time!
(Thanks Janet M. for the links)
As a way to support your FSL/Core French lessons, here are some links/resources you might like to share with your class. (Songs, video clips, slideshows, lesson plans.) This is fun to do in connection with the "Festival du Bois" and other spring-type celebrations.
CBC archive -shows all of the steps from tapping the tree to making the syrup:
(Program: Klahanie Broadcast Date: Dec. 13, 1978) starts with an ad.
Ma Cabane à sucre au Canada (clips from families at a sugar shack)
Sugar Time (song): a simple song, written and sung by William Weaver with a slideshow of the Weaver's Sugar Bush.
Le temps des sucres (histoire et chansons):
Reel du sirop d'érable (folk dance with music).
Biliothèque Franco-américaine: Lesson ideas with links/resources:
PDF book: Bernard et Brigitte à la cabane à sucre http://francolib.francoamerican.org/archive/files/3efe3aa605dc668c0d733c3e484314bf.pdf
Lesson ideas: Cabane à Sucre Activities For Kids
Taffy/La Tire recipe (If you don't have access to real Maple Taffy)
Behind the scenes