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International Dot Day 2018
Our finished work:
Every year during the week of September 15, Ottawa Hills Elementary School students join millions of other students around the world in celebrating International Dot Day. Dot Day is a celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration. The Dot, a book by Peter H. Reynolds, is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.
This week during art class with Mrs. Bodziak and library time with Mrs. McLean, all of our students and staff will read or listen to the story and create their own dots using an art technique called quilling, in which strips of paper are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. All of our dots will become a school-wide work of art. Here is a sneak peak:
Click the image below for a read aloud of The Dot:
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