Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tomorrow is International Dot Day


Shannon Miller and I are celebrating "International DOT Day" together. DOT Day is on September 15th, which is when The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds was first published in 2003. On this day, Peter andFableVision Learning challenges people all over the world to "make your own mark and see where it takes you."

We have been doing a lot at our schools to get ready for this super fun day.
The students are welcomed into my library with this display.
And can learn more about Peter and FableVision here.
Shannon and her students created this new display in the Van Meter Elementary Library and they are enjoying all of the new books they added to their collection too.
Last week, a big group of Shannon's 7th and 8th graders created beautiful DOT art work outside. She wrote about this day on the Van Meter VOICE blog.... Today The Students Made Their Mark....On Each Other, The World, and ME!
She created signs for DOT DAY on the library and art room doors. The students created signs throughout the school with the banners.
And my students started decorating paper with their DOTS too.

To celebrate in the libraries this week, we have planned a lot of literacy and art activities for the students. We are going to be painting and drawing with watercolors, using iPads, finger paints, crayons, colored pencils, and sidewalk chalk. There is even an activity involving coffee filters, markers, and water bottles..

Shannon and I hope you celebrate International Dot Day. Make your mark.


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