This week the library, or rather the librarian (that’s me), will be visiting classrooms and reading “The Dot” by Peter Reynolds. September 15th”ish” is International Dot Day and we will be celebrating it by asking everyone to “Make your Mark” and “See where it takes you!” Everyone will create their own dot and we will display them in the hallway outside the gym.
Here are some of the Big Ideas we are exploring:
- Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.
- Everyone has a unique story to share.
- Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
- Texts can be understood from different perspectives.
Core Competencies we are developing:
- I can show a sense of accomplishment and joy.
- I get new ideas or build on other people’s ideas.
- I am kind to others.
Here are some videos of and about the book:
- Watch “The Dot” on Tumblebooks . Click on the link on at the top right hand side of the blog under “Links”. In TumbleSearch, type in “The Dot”.
- Watch author and illustrator, Peter Reynolds the story behind the story and how this book helped launch International Dot Day – a worldwide celebration of creativity.