The “Dot” and International Dot Day!

26 Nov

In September, Room 14 (Gaffney-3rd grd) students participated in International Dot Day.  This is a day to celebrate creativity and personal expression inspired by the well known book, “The Dot”.

The Learning Objectives of the lesson were to:

1.  Learn to explore their creativity and express themselves

2.  Have a chance to make their mark without worrying about getting it right.

3.  Develop a sense of pride in their abilities and enjoy a feeling of ownership over their creations.

We started the lesson by reading “the Dot”, by Peter Reynolds.  This is a story about a little girl who is unsure about her drawing abilities, and her teacher who encourages her to make her mark (a dot), and see where it takes her, building her confidence as an artist.

Then, Room 14 set to work on their own dots, using watercolor to create their masterpieces.  Each one of them really made their mark as no two were alike!

Lesson Materials:

Book:  The Dot, by Peter Reynolds




Resources:  This website has everything you will need for your International Dot Day Lesson

Docent:  Kimberly Albert


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