Nutcracker! (Dec. 5)

On December 5, kindergarten through fourth grade had the delightful opportunity to enjoy the final season of the Stowell and Sendak Nutcracker (at McCaw Hall). In preparation for the ballet, the first and second graders read a children’s book representation of the story, listened to the Nutcracker music, and attended to Mrs. Rochleau-Rice as she shared about many of the intriguing parts of the ballet’s storyline (giving suggestions of fun things to watch for).

Dressed in their best, the children enjoyed lunchtime in the Seattle Center Armory, where we were able to take class pictures by the beautiful Christmas tree. Then we headed to McCaw Hall for the main attraction, where we were greeted by Sendak-inspired statues in the main lobby. Finally, we took our seats in the theater and were treated to a wonderful production filled with fabulous and creative scenes, sets, and costumes; amazing choreography; and Tchaikovsky’s iconic score. The children were captivated by the performance and enjoyed discussing the parts they recognized from Mrs. Rochleau-Rice’s description.

It was a wonderful day for our students and their families, and here are a few pictures to share the joy! Weren’t the children adorable?!


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