International Dot Day, on September 15th, is a day when millions of people from around the world celebrate creativity, courage and collaboration. We celebrated on September 16th and 17th in room 6. You can find The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds at the Hamilton Public Library or view it on Tumble Books.
“The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.” From www.thedotclub.org
We loved reading The Dot and students did a wonderful job discussing the author’s message with their talk partners and recording ideas in their reading notebooks. The boys and girls completed an art activity with much enthusiasm and we also tied in a character education activity. Be sure and have a look at our Dot Day bulletin board at Meet and Greet on Thursday. See if you can spot the dot where your child “made his/her mark”.