“Just make a mark and see where it takes you.” Getting ready for Dot Day!
By Morgan on September 11th, 2012
Can you hear that? It’s the sound of tens of thousands of people across the world getting ready to celebrate creativity! Teachers, if you haven’t registered to participate yet, you still have a few days left — find out more here.
On September 15th, more than a half a million children, teachers and librarians will collaborate, create and connect as they celebrate creativity in the classroom–all based on The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. The celebration, now known as International Dot Day, began five years ago in an Iowa classroom but today it spans six continents!
The Dot tells the story of a teacher who reaches a reluctant student by encouraging her to trust in her own abilities, to “make a mark and see where it takes you.” International Dot Day was established to encourage teachers and students to explore creativity, bravery and self-expression. Scholastic’s Weston Woods Studios and FableVision created The Dot DVD animated film version of the book, which won the Carnegie Medal in 2005, and we’re proud to share the trailer with you:
(You can also view the trailer for Ish, also by Peter H. Reynolds, right here!)
Schools can still sign up to participate! Teachers, go here to register. You’ll receive a free Dot Day Educator Guide with student handouts, reproducibles by Peter H. Reynolds, and awesome Dot Day activities by creative educators! And, check them out on Twitter (@DotClubConnect) and Facebook!
In honor of International Dot Day, Weston Woods will be offering both the THE DOT and ISH animated films (in English and Spanish!) at 15% off for the rest of September! To add these inspirational films to your classroom, reach out to the award-winning team at email@example.com and mention promo code: DOTDAY93012
How do you celebrate creativity, in your classroom or in everyday life?
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