My little monkeys (2nd graders) loved painted monkeys! We talked about Henry Rousseau's jungle paintings and noticed the monkeys in his paintings. After discussing the habitat of a monkey, the students began sketching. Some students branched out and their monkey left the jungle...we have ninja monkey, beauty queen monkey, business man monkey, rock star monkey, and surfing monkey! I love their enthusiasm and creativity the 2nd graders had towards this project.