Dot Day Display
Have you read The Dot by Pete H. Reynolds? It is one of my favourite picture books. I love its message of creativity and having a go.
International Dot Day is celebrated on the 15th (ish) of September. This year we celebrated International Dot Day by creating a special Dot display.
I printed off a load of blank dots – easily made with Word and the circle shape. Inspired by the story, the students created their own dot. Emoji and Pokemon symbols were popular choices for the students, while others created beautiful patterns. I also printed off some celebri-dots from the celebri-dots website, to provide some inspiration.
I then made a giant dot out of all our little dots and added the quote “Just make a mark and see where it takes you” to the bottom of the display. It was a great way to incorporate student artwork into a display.
Find more information about International Dot Day from the Dot Club website and my International Dot Day post.
International Dot Day
September 15 (ish) is International Dot Day. It is a celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration. The day is inspired by Peter H. Reynold’s beautiful book The Dot.
International Dot Day provides a wonderful opportunity to engage students in reading and creative tasks, and there are myriad possibilities for fun displays and activities.
You can find more information on the Dot Club website, beautiful dots created by authors, illustrators and celebrities on Celebri-Dot, and ideas for using The Dot in the classroom in the Candlewick Teacher guide for The Dot and Ish.
How will you make your mark on International Dot Day?