OMA Opera is a program for 1st grade students taught by Alexsandra Esposito and Elena Miraztchiyska. Students use elements from their ELA curriculum (setting, beginning, middle, and end, characters, and problem/solution) to create an opera from scratch. Once the students are able to understand these elements, they create their own story. As we write the story with them, they create lyrics and melodies to fit into their story. From there, we are able to put it into a full opera that they rehearse and perform at the end of the year.