At the end of our first 9 weeks, we spend some time finishing the work in our portfolios, uploading some pieces to Artsonia with our iPads, and reviewing our vocab and media usage. Students complete these tasks at different speeds, so I keep a fall themed still life set up for kids to observe and draw during their extra time. The only real instruction is to fill the space! They choose their own points of view and they choose which items to include or crop out. Some even invent settings. All levels participate and it is fun to see each interpretation. It is also good to see how they use some of the things we have learned in other lessons, like overlapping, placement, size relationships, and texture.