International Dot Day
Around September 15th, International Dot Day is celebrated yearly in Orchard School's library. This week-long event is based on a book titled, THE DOT by Peter H. Reynolds. It's a story of a caring teacher who encourages a doubting student to trust in her own abilities. Talking about taking risks and trying new things is such a fabulous way to begin a new school year! At Orchard School, we love to connect with classes around the world to share projects and stories for the entire week's celebration.
International Dot Day - September 2017
Some exciting connections occurred during Dot Day week. Classes used Skype or Google Hangout to visit with students as far away as Argentina and London! Others spent some time with children in Kansas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Maryland, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, New York, Massachusetts and the state of Washington. There was even a connection with Hamilton, Ontario in Canada! Students learned about each other, sharing books and creating art together through shared Google drawings and slides. Below are some tweets I sent out using the @OrchardVT Twitter handle.
International Dot Day - September 2015
Below are some images of projects created for Dot Day 2015. They were hanging in the hallway outside of the library.