September 15, 2012 is International Dot Day. In our class last week we read Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot. We talked about what it means to be creative and how to feel confident about our own abilities. We decided to make our own dots, just like Vashti in the story. We used coffee filters, since they were in the shape of a circle already, and made dot art on them using special dot-tipped markers. Some of us made very abstract drawings, while others made drawings which were more realistic. We noticed that just like in the story, each one of our dots was different. We each wrote a story to go along with our pictures. Then, just like in the story, we framed them in “swirly gold”!
Here is an Animoto video showing all the dot art we created.
We love to talk to other classes about what we are learning! We Skyped with Ms. Lussier’s library class in Connecticut today, and we are excited to connect with Mr. Winner’s school in Maryland next week.
Did your class celebrate Dot Day?
How will you make your mark this year?