- A chance to introduce my students to one of my favorite authors/illustrators, Peter H. Reynolds.
- A starting point for many meaningful discussions with my students about overcoming fears, believing in yourself, and creative thinking.
- An opportunity to collaborate with other educators and classrooms - in our school, across the district, and around the country.
- A reason for students to work cooperatively to tackle complicated but amazing projects (including a video, several painting projects, writing pieces, and goal setting activities).
- An excuse to throw an awesome party welcoming families into the classroom to celebrate student work, build community, and stress the importance of a strong home-school connection.
Dot Day not only encouraged my students to make their mark on the world, but helped me realize why I continue to make mine through teaching. Thank you, Mr. Reynolds, for all you do for kids and teachers around the world. You and the characters you create are truly inspirational.
|My copy of The Dot traveled 3,000 miles |
to be signed by Peter Reynolds at
the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.!