I missed the last 8 weeks of school last year being on maternity leave. While gone I had an awesome sub who did a great job covering my classes. However, there were a few lessons I really wanted to get to teach myself. And today my 5th graders started my first "re-used" assignment from last spring. They started their Henri Rousseau Jungle Collages. They loved the National Gallery of Art's website dedicated to his jungle paintings. I love that it really helps them see background, middle ground and foreground. Here are some of their starts... I can't wait to see how they finish them.