I am excited to be participating in an event that grew out of a book – The Dot, by Peter Reynolds.
Never heard of The Dot? It’s a book about believing in yourself and your own ability to create something. Basically, to be able to leave a mark on this world (and on paper) that is truly unique.
International Dot Day is on Mon, 15 Sept.
To get involved, Nancy Yurek and I are encouraging every class to let students take a dot (a circle) and do something creative with it.
Some broad guidelines, if you are taking part:
- Use your dot as the base of to create something larger than the circle provided- add other pieces to it!
- Write something creative inside your dot – Your own ‘Dot story’, a poem, or something funny,
- Add cut-outs of pictures of yourself and your family
- Add other ‘media’ to your dot
- Paint or draw something
We plan to:
- Encourage students to read the book – on Tumblebooks, to which we subscibe
- ‘Connect the dots,’ literally –on the walls in the hallways
- Photograph them and create QR Codes for each group of class entries
- Pick the winning Dot-stories, and feature them at our next school assembly
More about this event will follow.