(Here’s the 1st grade lesson.)


I review the story with the 2nd graders by showing them a PowerPoint (photos are from the internet) and playing key pieces from the ballet. Then, I focus on four pieces, which the students have to recognize on their assessment.

  • Spanish Dance
  • Arabian Dance
  • Chinese Dance
  • Russian Dance

I play the four selections from The Nutcracker Suite, and the students compare and contrast them by listening and dancing and coloring while listening.

This is the Nutcracker coloring book that I got my assessment pictures from. I love the pictures in this book!

Word Search


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    • Nutcracker Assessment
    • Nutcracker Word Search