We Made Our Mark

The Dot by Peter Reynolds is a great way to have students think about perseverance, taking risks and reflect upon what their talents are.

Internationl Dot Day was an avenue for authentic collaboration with the Art teacher. She showed the video and the students did a fabulous job 'making their mark' in all sorts of dot-tastic ways. Student work was shown off with a dot explosion in the front entrance of our school.

The dot explosion extended into the library. After reading the story, we discussed if the book was truly about dots. The students discussed the idea that Peter Reynolds was trying to tell us much more. They drew their connections onto dots, which were then 'dotted' around the library.

Not only were dots on display, but I also took the opportunity to highlight some of our great art picture books and craft books. Students were encouraged to browse and try something new!



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