The next project of the week began the younger, primary, student’s preparation for the Spring performance in April. Many of you may have heard them singing the following refrain, “Nora, Nora, open the door. Open the door Nora blue, Nora blue.” Mrs. Strode has been playing this song over the past few weeks and familiarizing the students with the words.It is based on the book, “Everyone Asked About You,’ by Theodore Faro Gross. If you click on the following link you can hear Bob McGrath from Sesame Street, sing this delightful song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FritowzVpNo The boy in the story visits many places and encounters different animals, people and creatures. We thought it would be a wonderful idea to incorporate the children’s art in April’s performance. Bridge havealready painted a ‘Martian platoon’ and this week, moved on to painting ‘All the yellow butterflies.’ These were inspired by the art of Eric Carle. Students prepared paper by painting two layers of paint and then creating different designs by using different tools such as stamps, the end of a paintbrush or a paint scraper. The splatter paint technique (messy but fun) was also used! Butterfly templates were provided and the students had to trace and cut out the shapes and carefully glue them together on a piece of construction paper. I love the color and pattern in each of these.