Celebrates the power of original thinking….
In 2003 Peter Reynolds wrote The Dot, a book written to inspire all of us to navigate our true potential - to be brave, original, inspirational, inspired, and active. Later in 2004 he wrote, ISH, and then again in 2012 wrote Sky color. All three books have become an inspiration to all who foster a growth mindset. September 15ish marks the anniversary of the book, The Dot. In 2009, a group of educators began celebrating this date as International Dot Day…a day for classes to explore the story’s powerful themes: courage, creativity, and self-expression. Of course, we did indeed explore these 3 books and will continue throughout the year to remember what Vashti, Ramon, and Marisol learned about seeing the world in a new way, being inspired by others, and allowing us the courage to make things work even when we don't think we have the right supplies (or even ability). As a culminating activity… we celebrated ‘Dot Day” last Friday with Ms. Molly Prewitt’s Honors Algebra 1 class bringing in a cross divisional exploration showing our girls that these attributes cross all disciplines. Ms. Prewitt’s girls were to research appropriate curriculum for our Pre-K classroom and pick a mathematical category on which to focus, such as numbers, operations, data, measurement, geometry or patterns. Mrs. Erickson’s girls joined in on the celebration as we divided our girls into 4 groups and had a grand time with our “big girls” as they together explored elements of math with just a dot….see where it takes you!!!!
Ms Prewitt and Ms Cowan
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