I do this same lesson, but instead of cutting the shapes, the kids tear the
shapes. And before they start, they look at a painting of Mt. Hood by
Bierstadt and discuss what constitutes the foreground, middle ground and
background. They get very excited about the picture because Mt.Hood is "our
mountain". We can see the Mt.from some of our 2nd and 3rd story windows at
school. In fact, The spectacular sunrises behind the Mt., are what make my
early morning commute worth it.
Susan in OR