Every year on September 15ish, students around the world celebrate International Dot Day. Inspired by Peter H. Reynolds book, The Dot, students are encourage to "make their mark."
How did Room 102 celebrate International Dot Day? We read the book, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds to kick-off this special day. Each student wrote a short narrative about a student named Dot and how this student made “a mark” on the world. There was a fun twist to the assignment. Students were not allowed to use letters with a dot (in other words no i or j). Yikes! This forced students to carefully think about word choice and actually try out some new words.
A large poster was displayed on our class door for the week. All who came to visit our classroom around September 15ish were asked to create their own original DOT and add it to the gallery.
Finally, the estimation jar for September contained 472 "dots."
Congratulatoons to Alex for the winning estimation.