This week we are celebrating International Dot Day.
What is Dot Day?
International Dot Day is a celebration of creativity and innovation. It is based on the book The Dot by Peter Reynolds.
In the book The Dot, Vashti doesn't know what to draw. In frustration, she just puts a dot in the middle of the paper and gives up. As the story continues, Vashti realizes that even a dot can become something very special and that she can create amazing things. She needed to make her mark to see where it would take her.
Watch the video below for the story The Dot.
We read the story The Dot together and talked about what we learned. Making something new can be frustrating and even a little scary, but it is worth the risk. Each of us has our own way of creating something, and each person's way is unique and special.
To celebrate Dot Day, we started by making dot t-shirts. First we put dots all over the shirt, in any way we wanted.
Then, our parent volunteers helped us by turning them into tie-dye t-shirts. Each shirt is wonderfully different!
We also made dot posters. The instructions were simply "make a dot". It was great fun to see the different dots everyone made.
On our dot paper we wrote how we want to make our mark. Check out the video below to see the pictures we made and how we are going to make our mark.
After we wrote how we hope to make our mark, we Skyped with a class from Texas and a class from Pennsylvania. We shared with each other the dots we created. It was fun to see how other classes celebrated Dot Day and to learn a little bit about them.
Happy Dot Day!
Please tell us in the comments below, how are you going to make your mark?