Monday, September 15, 2014

International Dot Day!

Today, September 15, is International Dot Day!

International Dot Day is a day to celebrate creativity and how each of us is going to "make our mark". And WE are having fun with Dots all day today!

For a better understanding of International Dot Day, here is the story The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds.

And here is The Dot song.

Schools all over the world are using these materials to celebrate creativity and taking a risk! It goes along perfectly with our classroom theme this year of Create Bravely.

We have already been making dots with our wonderful Art teacher. Each dot is unique and special, just like us. We also made Dots in class to share with another class that we are Mystery Skyping with!

IMG 0689 from Jane E Essenburg on Vimeo.

The third graders also wrote comments on this blog post about how they are going to make their mark. They wrote their verb in all caps to practice identifying the verb in the sentence.

So, for example, Mrs. Essenburg might write:

Dear Class,

I am going to make my mark on the world by TEACHING creative and inspiring students.

Mrs. Essenburg

Check out the comments by third graders below. We would love comments from visitors about how they will make their mark on the world!


  1. Dear Class,

    I will make my mark by SINGING. Because I want to inspire others with my lyrics.

  2. Dear class,

    i am makeing my mark by HELPING OTHERS.


  3. Dear Class
    I will make my mark by SHARING ART.

  4. dear class,
    I am going to make my mark by HELPING PEOPLE.

  5. Dear class,

    I will make my mark by LEARNING.

  6. I''m making my mark by DANCING

  7. Dear Class,

    I will make my mark by SKIPIPNG!

  8. Dear class,

    I will make my mark by HELPING natture

  9. Dear class,

    I will make a mark by
    saving the earth by making it clean.

  10. Dear class I will Make my mark by READING

  11. Dear 3rd graders, I will make my mark by spreading JOY and FUN throughout Pinewood

  12. Dear class

    I will make my mark by HELPING the earth stay clean

  13. Hello third graders! I love reading about how you are going to make your mark. I am going to make my mark by TEACHING my second graders how to BLOG!

  14. Dear Mary Beth,

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. We would love to know where your classroom blog is so we can visit it.

    Mrs. Essenburg's 3rd Grade Class


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