Sunday, October 4, 2015

Celebrating International Dot Day

Do you want to help your students conquer their doubts and trust in their own abilities.  Do you want to help your students on their journey of self discovery?

I hope you said 'yes' to all above. Then, please, read on.

How about challenging them to 'Make Your Mark And See Where It Takes You'.

That is the theme of Peter Reynolds's popular book The Dot. One small dot on a piece of paper helps one little girl on her journey to see the potential of her creativity. (Oh, yeah!) And now, that little girl is inspiring children all around the world to be brave enough to create and make their own dot. (Double, oh yeah!)

After reading the book and watching The Dot youtube video, my students were inspired and challenged to 'Make Their Mark.'

For my 2nd graders "Dot Day' project we used a 6 X 6 piece of black paper for the background and multi colored scraps for the dots. The kids were then challenged to make dots in their own style.

And here's what they came up with.

How about you? Have you inspired your students to 'Make Your Mark'? If you've done a Dot Day project in art class, I'd love to hear about it. You can comment below.

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