School Shows

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day

by Dallas Children’s Theatre

Grades K-5

The meanest substitute teacher in the whole world returns to Horace B. Smedley School as coach of the football team! Kind-hearted Miss Nelson comes to the rescue of the rambunctious, failing team as she enlists the help of her alter ego, the ill-tempered Miss Viola Swamp. She whips them into shape with her trademark discipline, demanding tough exercises and no back talk. The team soon changes their attitude, pulls together, and sharpens their skills. But can they win the biggest game of the year?! Find out in this delightful musical based on the sequel to Miss Nelson is Missing.

Education Programs on sale August 7, 2019 starting at 9:00am.

Set the Stage

Prepare your students for their trip to the theater with these free resource materials.

  • Artist’s Study Guide
  • Talking Points for Classroom Discussion – coming soon!
  • Classroom Activity – coming soon!

Common Core Content Standards

Easily apply these content standards in your classroom:

  • K.RI.3: With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas or pieces of information in a text.
  • 1.SL.4: Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
  • 3.RL.3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Lesson Plan Idea

Students explore the relationship between physicality and emotion.

Art Talks: Free Guided Tours of the Sculpture Garden

Extend your field trip by touring our Sculpture Garden with a specially trained docent! Our current exhibition, Harmonies: Kati Casida, Catherine Daley, and Jann Nunn, features three highly acclaimed Bay Area sculptors. Join us with a group of up to 100 people for a a walking tour through these unique works. Tours begin 15 minutes after school shows and last approximately 20 minutes. Advanced registration is required. Sign up using the application available online or email Chrystie Prokopakis for more information.

Or take a self-guided tour using this map.


  • To contact us, email Chrystie Prokopakis, School & Family Coordinator, or call 707.800.7504.
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