Marie Hablitzel became a school teacher in 1942 and quickly began integrating drawing instruction into her curriculum. Over the years, she continued to create unit studies and eventually had a lesson for each day of the school year. I remember entering her classroom, wondering what we would draw and learn about that day. I also recall thinking that the kids in her class were smart and that the work was hard—but, it was so much fun in her classroom! Yes, she was my favorite teacher.