Dot Day

20 Sep

Through the power of twitter, I learned about International Dot Day. It was created by Peter Reynolds, who wrote:



The day is based on The Dot book. The story is about a little girl who feels she can not draw and she sits with a blank page in art. Her teacher tells her to make her mark, so she jabs the paper with her pencil as she is very frustrated. Then her teacher tells her to sign the paper. The next time the girl comes to art, the page with the tiny dot is framed in a fancy frame and hung on the wall. The girl becomes inspired and begins to make all sorts of different dots and inspires other children to be brave and make their mark even if they think it isn’t good enough.

So, we had dot day in my classroom. On Thursdays I see all my classes, all grades, so we watch the dvd of the story, learned how to use google draw and made digital dots and then I put out all the craft supplies and a sheet. They each made their own unique dot and signed their name on the sheet. I am having it hung high on my wall.


It was so fun and so stinkin’ exhausting!

Missy Mack got in on the fun and dressed in polka dots and asked for a bun so her hair would be a dot too.


Here are some fun photos from the day.


So fun! I was on a teaching high. It was a fast paced creative day.


Yeah for Dot Day!





2 Responses to “Dot Day”

  1. Cindy September 20, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    That is awesome!! Love the idea! So do you teach art?

    • mrsmerrymack September 20, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

      I wish I was cool enough to be an art teacher. I am a gifted and talented specialist.

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