September 15ish marks the anniversary of the book, The Dot, by Peter Reynolds.
“The DOT tells the story of a caring teacher who reaches a reluctant student in a remarkably creative way. In Reynolds’ book, the teacher dares a very resistant Vashti to “make her mark.” Vashti’s breakthrough begins with a simple dot on a piece of paper. Encouraged by her teacher she sets off on a journey of self-discovery, letting her creativity bloom and, ultimately, inspire others.”
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. What luck for us that the parent coffee just happened to fall on the same day!!! The girls were so excited to share not only their classroom with family but also celebrate this special day.
Ms Prewitt and Ms Grinder
…” Within a structured and nurturing environment, Hutchison encourages each student to develop a lifelong joy of learning, to sharpen her intellectual curiosity, to cultivate artistic expression, and strive for physical well-being” …Hutchison philosophy