Monday, September 15, 2014

Dot Day!

Did you wonder why your child had the remnants of a painted dot on their face today? Today was International Dot Day! Every person can make an impact on our world, no matter how young or old. Today was all about making our mark! 

We listened/watched Mrs. Reid read the book The Dot by Peter Reynolds. 

You can listen to it here:

We painted our hands and stamped them on a large classroom dot. (Each class in our school also decorated a large dot to display in the hallway.)

We decorated our own coffee filter dot. We are going to be using these in a video conference with other Kindergarten students at Holsenbeck Elementary later this week! We will be talking with them about how we can make our mark on the world. We talked about different ways 5/6 year olds could make their mark. We talked about helping others and being good friends. We also linked making a mark to how community helpers (teachers, police officers, firefighters) make a mark in our world.

In keeping with the dot theme, in math, we read the book Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews. 

We used black dots to create pictures like they did in the story. 

Finally, we made a small poster that can be displayed each year to show the mark we made on Dot Day in 2014! 


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