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Pittsboro Elementary class turns skeletal study into a musical

Posted Friday, March 25, 2011

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Pittsboro, NC - Studying bones was never more interesting than when combined with music, comedy, and a chance to act. That is how the second and third grade combination class of Barbara Lehman at Pittsboro Elementary School culminated its study of bones.

Studying the skeletal system is part of the third grade curriculum, and after extensive classroom lessons, the second grade students were invited to join their third grade classmates in a musical production that provided humor along with a nice dose of skeleton facts.

Toe tapping melodies choreographed and directed by general music teacher Kathy Easterling helped cement the various bones into the memory banks of the acting troupe. Along with becoming “bone experts," the students had the opportunity to try their hand at public speaking. Students were even given the opportunity to show off their artistic talents while creating their own backdrop with guidance from art teacher Louise Hobbs.

Three shows were presented the week of March 7th. The opening show was performed to a full house for family and friends on Tuesday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. Two school performances followed on Wednesday, March 9, and Thursday, March 10. Joining the student-acting troupe were staff members Dale Mize as Dr. Crackem, Toby Turnball as Coach Tendon, and Easter Bland as Mrs. Easter.

 
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