Week 5 #dotday

One of my favorite weeks of the year! This was the week we celebrate The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. As always, we had a lot of fun.

Our fantastic art teacher got started a couple of weeks ago, and each grade level did a dot, inspired by a particular artist. They are now on display in the Learning Commons and they are awesome.

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I went kind of simple for Dot Day this year and instead of having different “centers” for kids to rotate through, I had one thing for them to do. I laid out a bunch of CDs (some were old ones that we don’t listen to or old software that has long been downloaded) and sharpies and told them to decorate a dot. We are going to display these on a display table in the library and maybe hang some by the windows. It was so easy and I think students enjoyed it just as much as some of the other activities I’ve had in the past.

With my Kindergarten classes, I read Press Here by Tulle and we participated in the Annual OREO Stacking Challenge (which I like to call the Dot Stacking Challenge for our purposes!)

We also kicked off Makerspace Moments this week. Our Makerspace is in a conference room in the library. Each month, I spotlight an activity that students can do if they come to the Makerspace. This month (and into October), the focus is on cardboard (in honor of the Global Cardboard Challenge). Each classroom teacher gets 3 passes and they can send students during MSM times (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 – 8am) to create. We had a big group this week! I hope it keeps up!

Next week, we kick off our Global Cardboard Challenge fun with 5th grade and I cannot wait!

How was your week?



About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am also a mom. This is my blog about those things.
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