After completing their Cool Cats projects 5th graders were asked to reflect on their work as a wrap up. A total of three questions were asked; the last as follows: Tell me ONE thing you learned. The response by Owen Hoffman was very wise indeed:"I learned that watercolor is a lot like life, sometimes it doesn't work with you but if you work hard enough to fix it you can make something beautiful."The Arts can teach us so many life lessons -- perseverance, flexibility, compromise, collaboration, how to find your voice and much, much more. I know I won't soon forget how wonderful it felt to read the words Owen so beautifully expressed.