Here are just a few ways you can join in with your students to collaborate on this worldwide celebration of creativity.
1. Read Aloud, “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds.
2. Watch the animated version of “The Dot”. I am showing this to my students in art. Discuss what makes someone an artist and why it’s important to inspire other people. Here is the link to youtube.
3. Create dots based on a topic students are learning about.
examples: Dots filled with letters or numbers, science related dots, dots with poems written inside, dots with patterns…
4. Post your students dots on Twitter. Use #ktmdotday.
5. Adults can participate too! Come to the art room and make your own dot.
6. September 15, 2014 is International Dot Day. You can have your own celebration of creativity in your classroom or contact me If you or your class is participating and want to be part of the KT Murphy Make Your Mark! video.
For more information about International Dot Day and to officially register and sign-up go to the Dot Club website.
Check out Pinterest for Dot Day inspiration too.