NEWBERRY — In September Newberry Elementary School second grade students took a community walk field study around the city of Newberry.
The tour included visits to the Newberry Opera House, the City Police Department and Friendly Fire Station. After the excursion, NES students reflected upon their field study by writing essays where they shared memories such as these.
“We learned the colors of the walls in the Opera house, mustard, mulberry and indigo,” said NES second grader Jaleigha Lindsay.
Student Kamora Good enjoyed singing on the Opera House stage with her classmates. She said they sang Happy Birthday and other tunes. Princess Tellez Lucas enjoyed learning more about how the curtains were operated.
Students heard from Opera House staff that controlled functions such as lighting, operating the curtain and stage effects.
NES students used their 21st Century Skill of reflective listening to learn on this study and showed integrity as they were attentive to presenters.
The elementary school students enjoyed seeing the names engraved into brick, names of donors to the Opera House or names of people that donors choose to honor by gifting those persons with a brick for a fund raiser. Second graders who performed on stage at the Opera House signed their names to a special performers’ list.
They also saw where current NES teacher Allison Boozer had performed there as a dancer when she was younger.