Friday, December 4, 2015

Preparing for the Nutcracker

We have been working on our Nutcracker books for over a week now. This week we read a few versions of the Nutcracker and compared and contrasted the similarities and differences.

 We also started learning our own dances to Act 2 delicacies. So far we have learned Spanish Chocolates, Arabian Coffee, Chinese Tea and Russian Peppermints! Be sure to ask your child how to do these dances!

During morning meeting this week I showed the students my collection of Nutcrackers and finger puppets. The students loved seeing the different nutcrackers and how they worked. The collection has been out for the students to explore during our work board time.

We are almost ready for our field trip next Thursday. Next week we complete our Nutcracker  books and finish learning our dances.  We will also talk about appropriate theater etiquette and how we should be "dressed up" and on our best behavior for our theater experience. It is a privilege for us to attend the ballet. We are looking forward to a wonderful experience.

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