Dot Day is almost upon us! What is that you may ask…
Only a really fun international book day that you do not want to miss out on!
It is based off a book titled “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds. As many of you have probably already gathered, he is one of my favorite children’s authors.
The Dot is a book about art on the outside shell, but as you unpack the story it is so much more than that! It gives people worth. You ARE good at something and you CAN always do SOMETHING. It doesn’t matter what age or skill level. We all have something to offer artistic or other. “Make your mark and see where it takes you”. This quote from the book brings us all together to create and be unique.
There is a website for this special day where you can visit and learn more. There are handouts and printouts for all kinds of activities to do. The website is Thedotclub.org.
Out little school has been sharing in this fun for years. We do something different each year to keep it fun and something to look forward to. We have many copies of the book floating around to keep us inspired. As well as many of Reynold’s other books. They all have a fresh perspective to offer to children. One year all the teachers made dots to hang in the hallway and another year we made thousands of frozen yogurt dots for the kiddos to snack on; it was a great mess with different colored dots to choose from. We always wear polka dots and have the children put their own artistic spins on making dots during art with all different art mediums.
It is just a fun little day to highlight a great book, an amazing author, and have a themed day of joy. Make sure to sign up as a participant on their website. It just adds you to their running tally of people around the world joining together. Many then post pictures of their dot fun. We would love to see your creations on their website and our Young Scholars Academy Facebook page as well! 2020 needs some more joy. Let’s give our kiddos one more day to be excited about; it is also something that can easily be done at home with a little internet connection.
Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
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