International Dot Day is fast approaching!
On, around, or during the week of September 15ish, amazing dots light up across class and student blogs as classes around the world connect to collaborate and celebrate their creativity.
To make participating in International Dot Day easier, we’ve compiled a list of ideas to get you started.
About International Dot Day
‘The Dot’ is a story about an art teacher who inspires a student who believes they can’t draw on a journey of self discovery, creativity, and eventually inspiring others, starting with a simple dot on a piece of paper.
Dot Day Ideas
International Dot Day is something you can celebrate throughout your entire school, with your class or by connecting with other classes around the world.
Karen Arlington’s school has been celebrating International Dot Day since 2011 and you can check out all the creative ways each grade in her school celebrated Dot Day here.
Her Thinglink School Synopsis of International Dot Day from last year is embedded below.
Last year Belldog Readers Blog’s school used an artist focus for their Dot Day Celebrations. Each grade learned about a different artist and then students imitated that style of art to create their own awesome dot. Check out the artists each grade study and their amazing dot artwork here!
The following classes connected with other classes via Skype or Google Hangout to read The Dot together and share their art work:
- Reedy High School in Texas connected with schools all over USA.
- Mrs Bowker’s class in Canada skyped with Mrs. Draper’s class.
- Rutledge Library Blog School connected with classes in Texas, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Maryland, Washington, and even Belarus in Eastern Europe.
- Mrs Morgan’s class in Texas and Mrs Rosenquist’s class in New York State.
- Miss Chaffey’s class in Australia with Ms Kurashige’s class in Hawaii.
Or to sing the Dot Day song together!
Miss Chaffey’s class made stop motion animations using Skittles.
On Dot Day students in Miss Daphne’s class wore dots, polka dots and painted their faces with dots. You can check out all their Dot Day activities here.
What have we missed?
Have any more ideas, please leave them in the comments below!