MPJH Dot Day 2016
September 16, 2016
International Dot Day
International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009.
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 around the globe.
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 around the world as people of all ages re-discover the power and potential of creativity in all they do. (from http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/get-started )
INSTRUCTIONS FOR TODAY
Step 1: A message from Mrs. Lewis
*Ignore my weird face! I couldn't get it to embed at the beginning clip!*
Step 3: More inspiration (optional)
If students need more inspiration,
show this video of Peter H. Reynolds creating his dot day picture!