Week 5 was all about The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds!
This is the second year my Art Teacher and I have worked together on this week and I LOVE it. She’s amazing. Students created art inspired by The Dot with her during art class and we are displaying that art in the library for the next few weeks. You can check out some pictures here.
In addition to what students were doing in art class, we had some Dot inspired things happening in the Learning Commons too. As 1st – 5th grade classes came in for library book checkout, they were able to explore the following “centers”:
- Spin Art – I had 4 salad spinners, paper dots, and paint. Students could put some paint on their dot and stick it in the salad spinner and spin. The dots were beautiful! I was inspired by this blog post.
- 3D Dots – I had a large sheet of bulletin board paper rolled out on top of one of my bookcases all week. As students came in, they were encouraged to use crayons and markers to “make their mark.” On Friday, we cut the paper in half and then made two large 3D dots! To make the dots, we folded the paper in half again and stapled two sides to make a bag. Then, students stuffed the bag with newspaper. We rubber banded the top (kind of like you would do with a garbage bag) and then we had our two 3D dots! Love them! I got the idea for this one from this blog post (scroll down a little bit to find it).
Dots: The Game on iPads – This was a repeat from last year. Kids love this game!
My Kindergarten classes had different centers:
- Dots: The Game on iPads
- DOT Stacking Challenge (which is really the O.R.E.O Stacking Challenge)
- Scanning their Dots using the ColAR Mix app on the iPads.
We had a GREAT week!
How did you celebrate Dot Day?