Working with a student with Down Syndrome this year is a first in my teaching career, and it has opened my eyes to a beautiful world. The student is such a joyous wonder in the room, and his mother has been so thankful and supportive of the supports, and opportunities given to her son. It's been a great learning curve in planning for this student, and seeing little steps, and observing him interact with various medium and materials during our art classes. Many times I wish I could do more, but when his contagious smile catches you in the hall, and you see him learning little milestones...you figure you're doing okay. He's happy...he's learning...let's keep the momentum going.