Have you read the book The Dot by Peter Reynolds? It is a book about a little girl named Vashti who doesn’t think that she can draw. Her teacher encourages her to make a mark and then sign her name. With this encouragement Vashti is off experimenting with dots. The story ends with Vashti offering support to a little boy who doesn’t think he can do it either. It is a wonderful story and I encourage you to read it with your child.
We celebrated Dot day by wearing polka dotted clothes, watching the story on Tumblebooks, painting our own Dot pictures with Q-tips and talking about the message in the story….which is to try your best! We were supposed to Skype this morning with a grade 1 class from Texas. I was excited for the children to share their work and ask questions about Texas, but because of technical issues our Skype session did not work out. Mrs. Woodward is going to try and reschedule for us.
Our Dot paintings are on display in our classroom…come and see them when you come to the Meet the Teacher Pancake Breakfast on Thursday morning September 18th from 7:30-9:00am.