I am looking forward to connecting with other educators, and sharing the joy, hope, and creativity that The Dot by Peter Reynolds inspires in its readers. For ideas about how to participate in International Dot Day on September 15th–ish, visit the official site here. For even more ideas, read the blog posts on The Busy Librarian and Life Lessons for Little Ones.
If you haven’t read The Dot or Ish by Peter Reynolds, you should! I also highly recommend The North Star, also by Peter Reynolds. All three of these books celebrate finding one’s own talents, following your dreams, and creating your own life’s journey to make your personal mark on the world. Another book I plan to share on International Dot Day is the interactive book Press Here by Hervé Tullet (watch book trailer here).
For additional activity ideas, visit blogs Creative Connections for Kids and My Little Bookcase, or Laughing Book’s Pinterest page Ideas for Book of the Month. Both The Dot and Ish are available on TumbleBooks, and I also located a video on YouTube, if you don’t have access to TumbleBooks and you’d like to experience the animated version of The Dot.
Whether we’re connecting with a classroom around the world, across the country, or across Montgomery County, my students and I look forward to visiting with you and sharing both The Dot and Press Here next week!
I discovered your blog by searching the internet for people celebrating “International Dot Day” and I like it very much!
I am going to celebrate Dot Day with a workshop with a 2nd grade class in France. It will be during an English as a second language class. I will read the book, do some reading comprehension activities and then work on what you can do with dots for learning English as a second language.
The result of the workshop will be online on my website http://atelierstorytime.com on the 15th september (the workshop will be held on the 13th).
So if you are interested in knowing what we do during an English as a second language lesson, you will be very welcome!