Students are exposed to complex problems every day. What if students had a visual vocabulary that tapped into their visual mind and allowed them to clearly articulate their thinking? The purpose of teaching visual thinking at the Elementary level (K-5) is to help students better understand how visual processing works in the brain, and then use pictures to illustrate their thinking, tell better stories, and convey complexity through visuals. Learning to sketch your ideas is an important skill. This is not about having students improve their artistic ability; rather it is about giving students the confidence to communicate their ideas.