Today my students got a task to plan a work of art on the theme of September 11. The vast majority chose to draw the Twin Towers with planes that flew straight in and crashed. Very concrete and predictable. But then there were those who thought a little deeper and mixed emotions with symbolism, and really got into it. I feel we have an exciting semester to look forward to together. The theme for the 9-graders is Contemporary Art and we will talk a lot about it. Then they have to plan their own project.