International Dot Day is a BIG deal! This is our fourth year celebrating at Memorial School and each year it seems to be more fun with more school-wide participation. Our art teachers, Joe Knaus and Tracy Babin, read the book, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds to all their classes and each student created their own dots. Some kids made "buddy dots" where each half of a circle was made by a different person and then put together to make a whole dot. Staff created dots and hung them outside their rooms. We read Ish which is the sequel to The Dot during library classes. These are both the kind of books you can read over and over again. Our young students relate to the characters and feel empathy for them. We had some great discussions about the stories and did a bunch of follow-up activities in the library. Our very first school spirit day was Dot Day where most students and staff wore dots or at least had a dot sticker. It was so much fun being dotty all day long ;-)
To see a quick glimpse of how Memorial School celebrated Dot Day, click on the (under two minute) video below. Hope you enjoy!