Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dot Day Pictures

Wow, time has gotten away from me.  I was planning on posting some pictures a long time ago.  We had a great time with our Dots.  I hope you enjoy seeing some of our pictures.  We sure had fun making them.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dot Week

We had a great time celebrating the book The Dot by Peter Reynolds.  Around 300 students used their creativity to design dots.  We had little dots, big dots, and all different colors of dots.  You can see some of the fun in the slideshow below.

I will post a few pictures tomorrow. I had some great fifth grade students give up their recess and come paint huge dots to put up around the school.  On the official Dot Day we all took home a "dot" that looked suspiciously like a pompon to remind us to use our creativity and make our mark.

I am so glad that I found out about Dot Day because it is a wonderful way to encourage creativity and reaches out to the artist in all of us.  I send out a huge thank you to Peter Reynolds.  He knows that a lot of us get caught up in that thinking that tells us we just can't draw or we just can't ... (fill in the blank with whatever you might be afraid to try). He reminds us to go ahead and make that first mark and see where it takes us.  Be bold!  Be brave!  And above all - have some fun!  We did.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Dot Day Here We Come

Have you heard of International Dot Day?  It is scheduled for September 15.  I had read the book, The Dot by Peter Reynolds many times in the past, but didn't know there were activities connected to the book until recently.  I am looking forward to celebrating and exploring our creativity next week in honor of this special day.

If you want to be involved, please visit this page for some great ideas and videos of students that will inspire you.  Another great inspirational place is Mrs. Molishus' page.  She has samples from previous years, suggestions, and fun activities to use.

Go forth and make your mark!