Bravo for Second Grade Operas

What do you get when second graders engage in cooperative learning, collaboration, and creativity? The Beasley Opera, of course!

Mrs. Barbara Spieler, Lower School Music Teacher, worked with the 2nd grade classes to create original operas based on popular children’s books. This year, students worked on librettos using themes from Mortimer by Robert Munsch and The Three Little Fish and The Big Bad Shark by Ken Geist and Julia Gorton.

Spieler said, “This is always a favorite activity for second grade students since it gives them a chance to combine music and drama in a student-driven production. The students make all the dramatic and musical decisions for the operas from picking their characters, composing the arias and recitatives, and adding dramatic components.” Parents, teachers, other students, and staff enjoyed two productions of the operas before spring break. Bravo! Brava! To all of our talented second graders!