BRE Elementary Library

Hurray for DOT DAY 2018!

September 14, 2018

What is Dot Day?

International Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity, courage, and collaboration.

The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to "make her mark". What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults.

And each year on International Dot Day - with the help of people just like you - the inspiration continues. What started as a story in the pages of a book is transforming teaching and learning as people of all ages re-discover the power and potential of creativity in all they do.

Should I participate?




Click on the link above and register your class for International Dot Day! When you register, you can download the Dot Day Handbook that gives you ideas of activities that you can do with your students.

Should I wear dots on Dot Day?


And your students should too! Have fun!


  • Share a copy of the book with your students (It will be given to grade level chairs to distribute throughout the week.)
  • Watch the prerecorded read aloud of The Dot
  • Create Dot Day art projects
  • Have your students draw a dot to add to The Dot wall display in the library
  • Play Twister


Mrs. Stewart's classes have been doing projects relating to The Dot during their art lesson! Keep an eye out for their art work!