Have you student give artist statements no matter how old they are. This is my first grade mini talking about the work he did in Mr. Hammer's art class. I was impressed with all the detail and know if we look back at this work in many years, we might not understand all the thought behind it. Here is a brief description digitally. I asked him how long he worked on this piece and he said for weeks (4 hours). I wanted to honor that by asking him to present and explain his work. It's even more fun with younger mini's because you never know what your going to hear. Kids art and their perspective of the world is worth documenting.