Nutcrackers help Lawnwood Elementary writing students learn character development

The students in Carolyn Bates’s first grade class at Lawnwood Elementary School are writing about literary characters using their collection of nutcrackers. Students recently took a field trip to The Sunrise Theatre in downtown Fort Pierce to see a production of The Nutcracker Ballet, and then wrote about their favorite moments¬†adding illustrations and captions. The students then presented their writing to the rest of the class. Pictured are¬†Ms. Bates and students in the class’ Writer’s Club.