This week we are celebrating International Dot Day! Our "Dot Celebration" is based on the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. The Dot tells the story of a caring teacher who reaches a reluctant student in a remarkably creative way. The teacher dares a very resistant Vashti to "make her mark." Vashti's encouragement begins with simply drawing a simple dot on a piece of paper. As her confidence in her art ability builds, Vashti sets off on a journey of self-discovery, letting her creativity bloom and, ultimately, inspiring others. The girls have loved all the "Dot" activities while learning that they also are creative as we continue to encourage their confidence and "I can do it" attitudes. It has been a delightful week of fun, and we are so glad that our parents also helped us to "make our mark" as we grow and learn all that we are capable of in the classroom. We too, are inspired by their love of learning and continued enthusiasm of school as our year continues! Enjoy the following pictures of the activities and skills that supported our study of The Dot!
Creative dot pictures-
"Making Our Mark " with our parents -
Do I paint inside or outside my dot?
Number recognition and one to one correspondence with dots -
Writing the first letter of our name with dots -
Easel drawing with dots -
Drawing to blend colors -
Blending colors on the dot-