Topic: Making Your Mark/ Dot Day
Read Aloud Title: The Dot by Peter Reynolds
Summary: Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can’t draw - she’s no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. "There!" she says.
That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti’s journey of surprise and self-discovery. That special moment is the core of Peter H. Reynolds’s delicate fable about the creative spirit in all of us. ~Amazon
Library Project: We used dots as our inspiration today and students will be continuing to use dots in Art next week. We also talked about how we can make our mark. There are some things we can’t do yet, but there are some things we can teach others. We are each unique! Talk with your child about what kinds of things they might be able to teach you! J I will post some examples of student work here soon!
When you stop in to MES look for the dots each student created in the display area across from the office. So many different ways to be creative and make our mark!