Today our school went to see the Nutcracker Ballet.
And when I say our school, I mean almost the whole school.
It was an amazing experience. We took up almost the entire balcony of the the theatre. The kids did great, the show was great and it was fun to try and pick out our school mates who were dancing on stage.
Today was a day that some child's -maybe one, maybe more - world opened up and they saw something they had never seen before. They experienced something they have never had the chance to experience before, and a spark was ignited. Today they were inspired.
Today was one of those days when I really love my job.
To celebrate this classic Christmas tradition I thought I would share a few of my favorite Nutcracker things...
fun book, great illustrations
You can also find a free printable from the book here
These Christmas Crackers are so fun, but they are sold out. That's OK, I think I could make them just as easily and maybe make them with my own spin.