I started using my newest creation of step by step directed drawings in my classroom this week and it's a hit! I wanted to share how I've introduced them, as well as how successful my students are with this project. We did a few together as a class to get the students ready to do it independently and they are drawing machines now!
My student teacher reminded me how one of our kiddos could barely hold a pencil at the beginning of the year, let alone draw and now she drew the monkey above all the way to the left and that was her "practice" one! (I have suggested to the children that they should do a practice drawing on the back of their paper before they move to the template to do their final).
Another teacher shared a story with me after she had used this creation in her room that made me so happy! She said she has an autistic child who never draws anything but a smiley face, but with the step by step drawings in this kit, he drew a penguin. He was so proud of himself and just think of the possibilities once this ability that all children have inside them is unlocked!
If you want to try it out FREE, you can grab this snowman freebie I made:
This is what other teachers are saying:
- "This is an awesome product! My kinders love it and are upset if they do not get to go to the writing center! My principal did a walk through and commented on how highly engaged the kids were! Terrific Job! Thanks for sharing your hard work and creativity!"
- "I'm so glad I discovered these--through your Facebook post & freebie, I think. My kids have been digging through the old Nat Geo Kids magazines I have in my reading center to find "how to draws" like these. They're obsessed, so I know they'll be so excited about these!"
(Thanks for the feedback, ladies! I read every single one that is sent and take it all to heart!)
Or find out more information about drawing with your students as another easy to prepare and implement literacy center here:
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