International Dot Day is Monday, September 15th-ish and classes in the Brewster and Lyman libraries began getting ready last week. We all read The Dot aloud and talked about the message that author Peter Reynolds includes.
Kindergarten classes found the 1st letter of their first name and covered them with dots of all kinds!
First grade students created 8" dots that they will cut in half (beginning fractions) and mail to our buddy class.
Second grade students had a real challenge. We tweaked the Dot Trading cards we created last year to include Morse Code! Dots and dashes are used in this code which made it perfect for Dot Day. Here is a terrific set of cards to use with your students. First/second graders and third/fourth graders also made Morse Code Trading Cards.
Students also could use the "swirly, gold frame" to create dots or color in the dot on the Colar app coloring sheet and next week we will watch those come to life in 3D!
It is fun to create using dots, but one of the most exciting parts of celebrating is connecting with classes and authors from around the world. This year we will be connecting with 22 different classrooms including new friends in Seattle and Hawaii! We are looking forward to this!