Just two of the stars from the third grade musical production about Biomes. Nathalie is a red-capped mushroom, and Maria is dressed for her Western dance as a leopard gecko! Let's put aside the fact that I am Maria's mom, that I helped make costumes, that I know this class, and am utterly smitten by these sweet children... all that aside, my perfectly unbiased critique of the third grade musical: They were entertaining, polished, charming, fun, and really good. Really. They were good! The only glitch was a technical one... they had to work with just one microphone, but the setback did not trip them up a bit, and everyone danced, sang, and performed beautifully. It was a treat to see how well they responded to their characters, and how earnestly they played their parts. Shucks, if you don't think I can give a fair account, then you should ask William or Alex, Geoff will tell you, and Ruth, Maria's grandmother, would agree, too... it was a hit! Gold Stars and Tonys!