Individual "dots"...glued to frame like in the story. This will be a great follow up to the cut paper collage we just did about the dot, or might be a save for next year...hmmm...

Individual "dots"...glued to frame like in the story. This will be a great follow up to the cut paper collage we just did about the dot, or might be a save for next year...hmmm...

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September 15th was National Dot Day! It is based around Peter Reynolds wonderful book called "The Dot." My friend Mrs. K joined us and we dr...

September 15th was National Dot Day! It is based around Peter Reynolds wonderful book called "The Dot." My friend Mrs. K joined us and we dr...

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International Dot Day Lesson Plan - International Dot Day, a celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration. THE DOT, by Peter Reynolds, 2003 This lesson plan celebrates International Dot Day with a student art exhibition based on the color study Farbstudie Quadrate, by the French Expressionist, Wassily Kandinsky, well known for his color theory. Students are introduced to the experimentation with color mixing, and create a piece of art to be part of a large, collaborative exhibit…

International Dot Day Lesson Plan - International Dot Day, a celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration. THE DOT, by Peter Reynolds, 2003 This lesson plan celebrates International Dot Day with a student art exhibition based on the color study Farbstudie Quadrate, by the French Expressionist, Wassily Kandinsky, well known for his color theory. Students are introduced to the experimentation with color mixing, and create a piece of art to be part of a large, collaborative exhibit…

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Classroom Guide: The Dot and Ish by Peter H. Reynolds | Scribd These books can be used for teaching kids about a growth mindset and that it's ok to make mistakes. When they allow their creativity to flow freely without worrying about being perfect, they can focus, problem solve and think more clearly. They become "unstuck" and can enjoy their artwork.

Classroom Guide: The Dot and Ish by Peter H. Reynolds | Scribd These books can be used for teaching kids about a growth mindset and that it's ok to make mistakes. When they allow their creativity to flow freely without worrying about being perfect, they can focus, problem solve and think more clearly. They become "unstuck" and can enjoy their artwork.

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Mrs. Johnson's First Grade: Creative Writing with "The Dot" by Peter Reynolds
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The Bouncing Dot Official Music Video for The Dot Song. “The Dot Song” is a beautiful melody inspiring bravery and creativity.

The Bouncing Dot Official Music Video for The Dot Song. “The Dot Song” is a beautiful melody inspiring bravery and creativity.

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Ready Set Draw-ish - with author Peter Reynolds.  A fun video Kids exploring the popular picture book The Dot.

Ready Set Draw-ish - with author Peter Reynolds. A fun video Kids exploring the popular picture book The Dot.

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For anyone who has been afraid to express themselves - from a child in art class to an adult whose fear has shut down a long-held dream, Peter H. Reynolds' book The Dot (Candlewick Press) is there to remind us all to "Make your mark, and see where it takes you."

For anyone who has been afraid to express themselves - from a child in art class to an adult whose fear has shut down a long-held dream, Peter H. Reynolds' book The Dot (Candlewick Press) is there to remind us all to "Make your mark, and see where it takes you."

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