International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009.
The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.
This year all the students are creating "Dots" that will be hung on the windows and the from the ceiling outside the main office. Because International Dot Day is celebrated September "15ish", we will be celebrating for some time after the 15th (as students complete their "dots").
Please enjoy the wonderful pieces of artwork your child(ren) will create in the next several weeks and beyond!
Check the International Dot Day website for more information.