As educators, when we know more about our students we are able to make more informed decisions. Ms. Delaporte, in this case, not only knew her students were a highly visual group with great artist ability, she understood they had good sense of analogy. We interviewing her, we talked about her students’ “grit” and how they would be able to take on the challenge because of their complex thinking skills. Interestingly, Ms. Delaporte and myself saw this first hand and learned alongside students because the task was so specific. We appealed to other language teachers and wider community to verify idioms and their accuracy. Others got involved and produced gems like your “rice cake is bigger than mine” (the grass is always greener on the other side) or this piece by Anna D - “Tomber de Charybde en Scylla” which translates to “Out of the frying pan and into the fire” Her digital drawing below does an amazing job of illustrating where idiomatic expressions and art meet.