I'm going to leave this here to mark my past year with 7th grade. The curriculum is supposed to cover the art historical movements of the Baroque period, Romanticism, Neo-Classical, Realism, Impressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. This year in 7th grade it was hard to judge which projects were successful or not because it was such a challenging group behaviorally. But looking back to when I had this group as 4th graders, 5th graders, and 6th graders they have consistently challenged my management skills. I wish I could pull a handful of them for a real art class, though. Because for all the challenging antics of their peers, I have a few incredibly talented students in this cohort who take what I have to offer and run with it in their own uniquely creative ways. "Can I...(try this alternative way of doing something)?" I hear once in a while.