Post 8 on the 30-Day Blogging Challenge: What’s in your desk drawer, and what can you infer from those contents?
I’m sorry, I don’t have anything remarkable in my desk drawer, except chocolate. I’m going to use this opportunity to continue blogging, but on another topic.
Next Monday, the 15th-ish, is International Dot Day. I wrote about this special day last year in this post. This is a celebration that is near and dear to me. Created by teacher Terry Shay, in honor of anniversary of the publication of Peter H. Reynold’s book, The Dot, International Dot Day connects one and all.
1. It brings out the creative side in all of us.
2. It’s fun! “Make your mark, see where it takes you.”
3. It connects literature, art and an abundance of other ideas.
4. It engages people from all of the world! At the time of this writing, that’s more than 1,412,038 participants from 74 countries!
If you don’t know what International Dot Day is or want to learn more, go to this link. There are resources, ideas, and many more treasures for those interested in getting creative around September 15th-ish. Plus, if you sign up, you’ll get educator materials for free!
If you or your school are going to join in on the fun, here’s a press release to share with the local media.This exciting day is geared toward kids and big kids everywhere!
- Share what you’re doing via social media.
- Use the ColAR app to add some augmented reality to your dots.
- Make dots!
- Sing along with the Bouncing Dot Music Video
- Connect with others to share what you’re doing.
- Have fun!
I know that there are many Dot Day activities planned in the schools in which I work. The various teachers will share on their own and I’ll share more too!
One of our art teachers, along with a team of teachers and students, put together this video to showcase their ideas about getting creative and making your mark.