The first grade celebrated International Dot Day on Monday, September 15th, the kindergarten on Tuesday, September 16th. International Dot Day was started by a teacher in Iowa in honor of the book, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. We watched a video interview with the author describing how he was inspired to write the book. Then he read the book. Mr. Reynolds dedicated the book to his 7th grade math teacher who dared him to “make his mark.” You can watch the video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKKVDaHiM4E
After hearing the book each student made his own “dot” using a special page from http://www.thedotclub.org/ and Colormix. When viewed with a special app the flat pictures become three-dimensional. You can get the app from Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Check out http://www.colarapp.com/ for coloring pages.
Here are a few of the finished “dots.”