Hello everyone, we had a wonderful February! We learned plenty of different kinds of English, but no February is complete without a look at Valentine’s Day! There is a lot of love at Sunrise, so the kids took to Valentine’s Day immediately. It didn’t hurt that we also made lots of chocolate!
The Caterpillar class had lots of fun dipping pretzels, bread sticks and marshmallows into melted chocolate then dipping them into sprinkles! We couldn’t get them to stop! It’s a good thing we brought a lot of stuff, because even though it’s nice to give chocolates on Valentine’s Day, it’s just as fun to eat!
And of course, after some hard work, nothing beats licking some chocolatey fingers!
The Caterpillars weren’t the only ones who had fun with chocolates though! The Butterflies got right in to it with some yummy creations of their own.
Mr. Matt introduced the Shiny Butterflies to the wonderful world of s’mores. Basically, a s’more is melted chocolate and marshmallow sandwiched between two graham crackers. It’s a very popular campfire snack, but just as yummy at Valentine’s Day. It also makes a wonderful mess (and creates a lot of smiles too).
Naturally, they make a few for their friends, but nothing made them happier than getting to eat one for themselves!
As always, the Flutteries got extra artistic for their chocolates, as Ms. Kari had them shape chocolatey rice krispies into hearts.
The kids had no idea what to expect when Ms. Kari started pouring the marshmallow-y batter on to the rice krispies, but we pleasantly surprised when they realized they could mold their own chocolates!
They were even happier when they realized they could add some sprinkles and more melted chocolate!
But of course, no Valentine’s Day would be complete without a card exchange and an exchange of kind words and hugs. The Shiny Butterflies and the Caterpillars made cards for each other while the Flutteries made cards to take home after carefully writing a message.
Of course, you always have a few shy kids…
All in all, it was a fun-packed week and the kids had plenty of goodies to show for it! So from all of us at Sunrise, Happy Valentine’s Day!!