Fourth Graders Use Sign Language to Lead Beasley Assembly

What do you do in music class during a pandemic when your 4th grade song leaders have to refrain from vocal singing? Leave it to Lower School Music Teacher Barb Spieler to creatively adapt our most senior Beasley students’ leadership opportunities.

In a typical year, 4th graders have the honor of being song leaders of America the Beautiful during Beasley Assemblies. Ms. Spieler shares, “Since we are limited in our ability to sing during Lower School music classes because of COVID-19 restrictions, I taught the students sign language.” Fourth graders were then able to demonstrate the signs and lead the singing of America the Beautiful for their younger Beasley friends.

Here is a compilation of several fourth graders who sent videos in of themselves leading the signs:

Third graders have also been taking on leadership experiences. For January’s assembly, they sent videos of themselves saying the Pledge of Allegiance as leaders for their fellow Beasleys.