I have become a little obsessed with directed drawings lately. It all started last year with Proud to be Primary and her Franken-Buddies. I made them with my kids and they were adorable–but I also saw something amazing happen with my students. They were drawing Franken-buddies on their own–all the time–and they were so proud of themselves. I saw the same thing the next month when we made her Turkeys. This year, I knew I wanted to make directed drawings a regular practice. I started out with these easy mice. I think I will try to do a directed drawing once a month–they boost students’ confidence in their ability to draw, which is SO HELPFUL for those reluctant writers/drawers.