This week’s WWW (Weekly Wednesday Website) is….
The International Dot Day website!
Monday, September 15, is International Dot Day, inspired by the book The Dot by Peter Reynolds!
In Peter’s words: “In this book, we meet a girl named Vashti who has convinced herself she can not draw. Her teacher dares her to make a mark. Vashti makes one little dot on her sheet of paper… which turns out to be the beginning of her creative journey! But The Dot is more than a book about art. It is a book that encourages us to be brave about expressing ourselves. It gently reminds us to start small and explore the IDEA. It is also a tribute to great teachers who know how to use humor, “off-the-path” approaches, and who have the vision to see the possibilities in EVERY student. The book ends off with Vashti sharing this gift with others, beginning a ripple of inspiration.”
If you want to use Dot Day to inspire your students, you can…
- Click here to download a copy of the Dot Day Educator’s Handbook
- Share the book with your students via Tumblebooks (I’m sharing it with 4th and 5th grade during related arts this week.)
- Schedule a class visit to the library next week for a Dot Day story time or art activity