by Terry Shay |
With International Dot Day just around the corner, I wanted to share some links with information about the day and activities to inspire your most creative celebration.
Discovery Education in the Home of Dot Day
Last year, Peter H. Reynolds visited the school where Dot Day began and Discovery Education was there to capture it all! You can see a video archive of the event here.
Here are some videos of Peter H. Reynolds, author of “The Dot” featured on KidLitTV.
The official Dot Day page and signup are available at thedotclub.org. Please consider signing up annually and if you are participating, please share the day with friends and colleagues and help creativity grow!.
The Celebridot site (http://www.celebridots.com) was inspired by Sharon Creech who sent me a dot on Dot Day 2011. I was so inspired by seeing what one of my favorite authors made , I asked others and now this gallery is available to inspire kids to be creative. If you know an author/illustrator/actor/sports personality who is not on the list, please invite them to participate. Directions for submitting are on the site.
I have curated Dot Day celebrations through Pinterest. You can find that board here.
Follow the Twitter hashtag #DotDay for the latest ideas and be sure to tag your contributions!!
Do you think creativity can change the world?
Top Books from the Morning Book Club
The latest Celebridots:
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima @JessieSima
Published by Simon and Schuster for Young Readers @simonkids
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy and Elizabeth Baddeley @debbielevybooks @BizBeth Published by Simon and Schuster for Young Readers @simonkids
101 Reasons I’m Not Taking a Bath by Stacy McAnulty and illustrated by Joy Ang @stacymcanulty @joy_ang Published by Random House Books for Young Children @penguinrandom
Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast by Josh Funk and illustrated by Brendan Kearney @joshfunkbooks @brendandraws Published by Sterling Childrens Books @SterlingKids
Jamie Michalak @Jamie_Michalak, Ruth Spiro @ruthspiro, Anna Raff @annaraff, Pascal Lemaitre @PascLemaitre, Holly McGhee @hollymmcghee