Lova step

There are many ways to raise Lova as teachers / os. What is offered here are only recommendations.

1. The formation of an opera company
In this first phase we lay the necessary foundations to undertake a complex task, create our own opera, and involve students as protagonists in the process. An opera figure out what is and what is needed to create it. It is part of what students know. You are asked to ask, investigate and tell us what is an opera.

1.1 What we need to do an opera?
Students make lists of necessary separating trades, objects and attitudes. Whereby all groups do make a wall and a sheet collecting all groups which have said. We see the preparation of the opera Madame Butterfly in a video, We hear fragments of opera and learn songs to sing in a group.

1.2 We are prepared to form a company and tackle the challenge of creating our opera: the challenges
We train with small challenges that give us the keys to face a major challenge. The challenges are cooperative games full of metaphors that make us see ourselves individually and as a team. These are some:

Reto puzzle
It gives each student a piece of a puzzle. Each piece write at least two things they think they do very well. After, among all must make the puzzle.
After writing what each does best, start making puzzle. When they start to organize groups trying to join the pieces that have.

By making the challenges we often ask: What has happened?, How do I have felt?, What happened to me during the challenge?

Reto chairs
This challenge is to cross an imaginary river, helped by 14 seats 27 people, they are our bridge and our soil. a poster that reflects what we learn from the challenges is made. In this way we will have present throughout the process.

Magic Carpet Challenge
The whole group is flying on a carpet, but the carpet is dirty. The other side is clean and the challenge is to turn over the carpet without anyone set foot outside this, since it would fall and we need to find a way to get all safe.

Rope Challenge
The whole group should go over a rope that is placed approximately chest height of children. You can not touch the rope.

1.3 We looked for a name for our company
The name must contain key ideas and deep meaning for children. Easy names must flee or influenced by prevailing ideas as being famous, etc.

1.4 We created a logo for the company
We must first know what distinguish our company values ​​and what ideas we want to identify us. Our students discover three key ideas for creating the logo: stand out, simplify, to mean.

1.5 We inform families
Children write a meeting with her parents, from teachers, to tell them that they will do an opera. The meeting is held with all families. We explain the project. It is widely spoken in the same. Enthusiastic adhesions arise with natural apprehensions. You are invited to observe and collaborate actively.

1.6 we create metaphors
Metaphors are part of our reflective learning, our assault on the deeper meaning of things, our desire to not be satisfied with superficial answers or easy explanations.

We sang at the beginning of our fishing sessions a song titled Congo and says Olelé: "The current is very strong Remad, , the forward! Is the slogan strive to overcome the challenges and, the greatest of all, catch the biggest fish.

Power games: ¡ZIP!, Game spend energy in the circle, It is more than a game, because we find their immediate effectiveness.

We create the figure of the "greater rower". Every day is one that directs the Company and meetings begins carrying an authentic paddle. He gives voice to who wants to talk, organizes the group and writes "The Logbook". It reflects everything that has happened in the day

1.7 We know the professions of an opera company
With the visits of experts in different professions, (makeup artists, dressmakers, musicians, electricians, singers, writers), children presented various professions that make up an opera company. It is especially insists that all are equally important and equally necessary.

1.8 They are requested and assigned jobs
Students looking forward to this day. Finally they want to express their preferences and get a job in the company. We developed a Job Application Form. It must choose three of the nine offered professions. Not enough to name their preferences but they have to argue your options and convince teachers that are qualified for such work.

Day work assignment is an especially important day and so we wanted to highlight. We invited the Director General of the Royal Theater, who attended the event. It's a whole ceremony.

After announcing to every child his profession in the River Opera Company of Stars and give a representative gift of their office.

All are clearly excited about their assignment, hear the words of greeting Miguel Muñiz, and leave a written record of their impressions.

1.9 We discover the skills necessary for each job, we exercise, know the techniques and manipulate media and instruments.

2. The theme of our opera
Thesis topic and opera synthesize what children, as a company, mean viewers, the message you want to send the world.

We ask the children to bring to class an object that is or symbolizes something very important to them. Students and teachers present their objects and explain why they are important to them. It sees how superficial are not valid explanations:"because if", "Because I like" and taught to inquire into the "whys" deep. stir up emotions, feelings and reasons.

a list of the issues that really interest children and argumentation and discussion is go selecting some and discarding others. Finally the greatest consensus is closely related subjects in which children themselves are the center.


3. The situation in which the action
Once we have chosen the theme specify in what place and in what situation happen facts.
We collect in a book all ideas, hypothesis, descriptions, anecdotes, literary creations, that we accumulate during the course, including, course, the libretto and the score of the opera.
We will do an exhibition with all the plastic and visual productions in which we have been reflecting images, feelings and ideas raised in the project.
We make a holiday party project involving families
We represent our opera
We reflect on our project by an assessment.
4. We define the characters
As a class we define the characters. We give names of letters or numbers so as not to be influenced by gender that may have. We select five qualities for each character and decide which will be the dominant feature of each.

We see what the relationships that can be established between them are.

We discover potential conflicts. This will help us create the script.

Then we invented the story of our opera from a

place, a new, an object, a word, one direction, a melody ... etc.
5. Argument
Among all do the basic lines of argument, considering the topic, the place, characters, their relationships and potential conflicts. This is the material that writers work to create the libretto of the opera.
6. workshops
We practice their own skills of each profession one day a week. Each team meets with an adult who is working on the project and practice different skills. Later workshops will be three evenings a week, leaving a meeting day for the whole group.

At each session the greatest rower workshops open session, the logbook and production manager reads question whether there is any need for any equipment. Review the tasks that everyone should do and we all set off. At the end of the workshop we joined fifteen minutes to say how we worked and what we did.

Writers drafted dialogues and lyrics.

Composers compose the theme music, They seek reasons for characters, the opening ...

PR prepare the news for the public, posters for the exhibition where the process will, send e-mails, prepares the invitations and the playbill.

Interpreters work with the voice and body, They create your character and learn the dialogues as they are becoming.

Scenographers and props decorated studying possible by selecting pictures that will help them prepare the sets.

Technical study and prepare the lighting and sound, They make soil pockets, calculate the required cable instead of measuring the performance, handle light cannon, point in the script his movements…

Costumes and makeup studies the characters of the characters and manufactures costumes. They make arrangements, measured interpreters, They make a pattern preparing the dressing to sew machine and tested makeup.

Alderman works with interpreters.

The production manager supervises and controls the activity of the entire company and is responsible for making the speech that opens and closes the performance.

Throughout this process we will collect assessments of children, frustrations, resolving conflicts, gaining responsibility and good work.
7. Testing and performance
The trials are an assembly work in which everything makes sense. It is the puzzle in which each contributed what you do best.

On Saturday before the week of the actions we make a day of intensive work, as were all, boys and girls, families and teachers to make the final preparations and at the same time take the opportunity to eat together and make Saturday a day of collaboration and celebration.

We make a representation for other children in the school that serves as a dress rehearsal. The next day is great opening day. After three performances do more to give every possible option to viewers.

After each performance we evaluate and adjust the performance of different professions to improve in the following representation.

It's time to publicize everything that we have worked and launch our message.

8. The exhibition
The exhibition also process has been completed and when they turn viewers the PR team explains panels and displays featured articles written throughout the course.

The exhibition fits into our aim that students pick up the process lived. Develop an exhibition implies express and improve, so, the expression of all languages ​​involved in learning. An exhibition is necessary to inform the educational community to complete all the tasks performed for opera. Students will develop linguistic expression, mathematics, artistic…

What is a company, What is an opera, do we need to make an opera company,

We choose a name, We inquire about him and opera,

We designed a logo to represent us,

We know and choose jobs, We learn to support our work capabilities.

We decided a theme for our work and a thesis, our message to the world

We define the characters and the relationship that binds them,

We developed a situation where we can develop our theme,

We chose a place.

We design the image of the characters and scenery,

We wrote the story and dialogue,

We announce our progress with posters,

We write news to tell what we do in the company,

We documented the whole process followed.

Finally, steps lead us to the theater or auditorium, where opera shown. This road is new panels where you can read testimonials from children about the process. What do you think, who have lived, what they learned.

The project of creating an original opera is a progressive delegation of responsibility, right to decide, autonomy to work ... Nothing better than reading their testimonies before entering the room where the Company will present its creation only with children in front. responsible children, excited, able. Children who have lived a unique experience in your life. An experience for life.
9. Evaluation
Assessment of children

Once finished representations students begin to evaluate the whole process.

An evaluation form consists of a drawing. They explained to them before doing so we must try to reach a level of depth and this explained the difference between describing, present ideas and express feelings. There has been talk of the symbolic and have remembered metaphors as a way to create an image that goes beyond the apparent. Some have been able to express themselves with a high level of depth, others have difficulty moving from the descriptive.


Advantages of pedagogy project

* More opportunities for learning self-induced
* More call time in class
* The long duration of the project invites comment outside the school and connect with everyday life
* Greater emotional involvement in classwork
* They develop leadership skills and increases the degree of responsibility for children
* When disagreements arise, It increases the chance of learning to solve problems
* Encourages parental involvement. Increases parental expectations about the capabilities of their children
* More situations in which to practice oral and written language skills
* Students seeking information for themselves and develop a sense of things well done
* social skills and teamwork are practiced
* imaginative thinking is stimulated and mental laziness combat
* Children learn to ask