3rd graders stage terrific production before spring break
The 3rd grade took to the big stage of Howard Auditorium before spring break to perform their production of "The No Rules Club."
In the play the students explore the meaning of freedom and leadership. While first they think that there are too many rules and decide that having none would be more fun (forming The No Rules Club), they quickly learn that some rules help to keep order and avoid chaos. In the end, they come to value the balance of freedom and structure, and sing "We are Today, We are Tomorrow," waving the American flag.
The students rehearsed the play for many weeks leading up to the performance and mastered the songs in spite of the many cancellations due to wintery weather! In art class, the students painted scenery and each student designed an original cover for the programs.
In their classes, the students had many talks about giving energy to the audience, who in turn, will return that energy, and about the importance of being heard, so that the audience can follow a story.The students will reflect on the experience with their teachers in the days to come.
The play was written by 3rd grade teacher Carolyn Cohen's husband Rob Cohen. Bullis third graders performed the same show many years ago (before I was there) and some of them, now Upper School sophomores, saw the younger students practicing and remembered how much they loved the songs and the lines!