I love sketching little cartoons to motivate my students and to highlight reminders for focus. And students pay way more attention to the reminders and directions in these cartoons than they do hearing it from me one more time. I don't have to say a word when I use these cartoons. Students seek them out on hand-outs, and usually let me know they've followed the advice when they turn their papers in. In this packet, I have included twenty-one of some of my most often used sketches, including some that can be used as organizers. Where I have used a boy, I have an equivalent sketch with a girl. The animals are gender neutral :) Have fun with these and please let me know how you use them in your classroom, and your students' reactions.