After meeting author Peter Reynolds this summer at the American Library Association conference, I was so excited to get our kids and teachers involved in the celebration of such a wonderful book. (If you don't know the book The Dot, check out this animated version.) Dot Day is a celebration of creativity, courage, and collaboration.
|Author of The Dot, Peter Reynolds|
When we started school this year, I approached our awesome art teachers about participating in Dot Day activities. [Side Note: our art teachers are really the best of the best. They're cool, they're hip, they're fun, they're amazing artists, and they LOVE what they do. I really do want to be one of them when I grow up. I am always grateful when they let me hang out with them and pretend to be cool like they are.]
|My dot, made with liquid watercolor paint and shaving cream!|
|Even Cat in the Hat has a dot!|
|Beautiful window art|
We wore dots, we ate dots, we hung dots all over the Library doors and windows... and we talked about how we can make our mark on the world. What a great way to start our school year.