International Dot Day

Lets "Make Our Mark" & "Connect the Dots"

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A Message from Author Peter H Reynolds

Imagine the power and potential of a million people all around the world connecting, collaborating, creating and celebrating all that creativity inspires and invites. I hope you will join the growing global community of creativity champions using their talents, gifts and energy to move the world to a better place. Sign up now and celebrate Dot Day!

Peter H. Reynolds

The Dot

Why Dot Day?

Dot Day promotes...

  • relationship-building
  • creativity
  • positive environment
  • role models

Skype / Google Hangout Opportunities with Mrs. Staudt

Mrs. Staudt has set up Skype and Google Hangout sessions with teacher-librarians and students from all across the United States!

To participate, please

  • View my Google Calendar titled "Sarah Staudt Teacher-Librarian"
  • Email me to "sign-up" for date(s) and time(s)
  • 1st come, 1st serve basis

Our Connections will be from...

  • Wellman, IA
  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • Wisconsin
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • North Carolina
  • Maryland
  • Florida

Other Ideas to Celebrate Dot Day

  • Cut out a dot on white paper and decorate it. Students can share his/her dot with the class and explain his/her dot
  • Cut out a dot and have students exchange dots as a reminder to "connect the dots" and "make a positive mark"
  • Need a coffee filter, markers, and water spray bottles. Have students decorate the coffee filter with markers, spray it with water, and then hang out to dry. Can display coffee filters on lockers, in your classroom, exchange with each other
  • Declare it "Dot Day" Dress Day. Have students wear as much dots as possible on their clothing
  • Make bookmarks
  • Color the dot from colAR app (see link included in this newsletter) and use the colAR app to see it come to life in 3D!
  • Be creative and do anything related to dots
  • Read aloud other books that support themes of friendship, positive influence, being brave, etc.! Do a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast "The Dot" with other read alouds!
  • Use Google Draw and have students collaboratively create his/her dot
The Bouncing Dot Official Music Video for The Dot Song