Excellence in Education Volume 12, Issue 11, 11-10-17
Ms. Patti's Readers’ Theater Showcases the Power of Words
In the first of five performances by second graders throughout the year, Roosevelt Elementary School students in Ms. Jen Patti’s class opened the curtain for family and friends as they presented a Readers’ Theater on E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web, Nov. 3.
Standing in simple costumes with scripts in hand, students took turns reading the beloved children’s classic about a spider named Charlotte who cleverly spins into her web words that ultimately save the life of a pig named Wilbur, her barnyard friend.
“The goal of the Readers’ Theater is not to memorize lines or wear elaborate costumes, but rather to focus on reading the text with expressive voices and gestures,” said Roosevelt Elementary School Principal Ms. Tami McElwee. “It’s another way of interpreting the story.”
Join Us for Magic to Do, the 7th & 8th Grade Musical Revue, Nov. 17
Broadway’s “glitz and glitter” is coming to the Vernon School, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. when the Oyster Bay High School Fine and Performing Arts Department presents its 7th and 8th grade musical revue titled Magic to Do.
The show, conceived by music teacher Ms. Melissa Kozee and director Mr. Kerry Prep, will have you dancing in your seats as students perform choreographed show tunes from some of the most popular musicals throughout the years. Take the journey with them down the “great white way” as they perform hits from Pippin, Hairspray, Sweet Charity, and many more.
Reserve tickets by emailing OBHSTheater@obenschools.org. Adult tickets are $10.00 and student tickets are $8.00. All tickets are paid for at the door with cash or check payable to the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Extra Curricular Activities Fund.