Early Years and Elementary students’ celebration of The International Dot Day
When you walk along our school’s hallways you may notice numerous examples of dot related pieces of art displayed on the walls. As part of the International Dot Day celebrated on September 15th the children painted or drew pictures inspired by “The Dot”, a book by Peter H. Reynolds.
It is an interesting and inspiring read not only for children:
“For anyone who has been afraid to express themselves – from a child in art class to an adult whose fear has shut down a long-held dream, Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot (Candlewick Press) is there to remind us all to “Make your mark, and see where it takes you.””
“The Dot” is about courage, persistence and creativity. It supports the growth mindset’s idea.
This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.
…by embracing a growth mindset learners believe that they become smarter through hard work and perseverance and that failures are opportunities to grow and improve…”
Dr. Carol Dweck
“The Dot” book is available in the school’s library. You may come, read it, take a look at the exhibition of children’s art and see where it takes you!