Sunday, September 28, 2014

Dot Day-ish

International Dot Day is celebrated on or about September 15th....ish. Thank goodness for the "ish" because this year we couldn't stick to just one day. We celebrated for a whole week! 

Betsye Sargeant of The Phoenix School in Salem, Mass. and I collaborated on the Dot Day Recipe Project. Originally created by librarian Matthew Winner, this project allowed for us to really delve deep into art, technology, and language arts. 

In a nutshell:
  • Read the books The Dot and Ish by Peter H. Reynolds. 
  • Students explore with paint and create color recipes using primary colors and white.
  • Students exchange recipes with another school and use the color to create a work of art. 
  • Students view each other's work, post on their blogs, and write thank-you notes to each other. 
  • example of a "thank you" blog post: click HERE

For the full lesson plan click HERE

Please enjoy our Dot Day 2014 video!

The Dot Big Screen Book - click HERE for more info


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