Fourth Graders Use Sign Language to Lead Beasley

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 the leadership opportunities for our most senior Beasley students.

Typically, 4th graders have the honor of being song leaders during Beasley Assemblies for “America the Beautiful.” This year, that same honor existed but in a unique way. Ms. Spieler shares, “Since we are limited in our ability to sing during Lower School music classes because of COVID-19 restrictions, I have taught the students sign language for the song.” In lieu of singing, 4th graders demonstrated the signs to “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.

What special ways to offer Beasley students fun and exciting leadership opportunities!