Creativity Corner – Our Path to Success

By Terry Shay

We Are All Individuals on Our Path to Success

I saw a great Dot Day celebration on Twitter and I just had to contact the person who posted it to learn more about their celebration. This project makes me smile so I am happy to share the work of these educators and students. Leave a comment below with information about your Dot Day celebration or tweet me @tjshay and it may be featured in the future.

Leslie Jackson (@JacksonlLeslie) is a Tech Specialist with Kennesaw State University, specializing in Personalized Learning.  It was her idea to complete a Dot Day Project with an entire school, Asa G Hilliard Elementary School. They started in January and completed it in early May. Each student in grade K-5th, 600+ students, and teachers painted rocks. The students studied the types of rocks for a true STEAM experience before they painted them. The rocks & materials were donated from The Art Institute in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ms. Jackson is an artist and a graphic designer so she created the slogan and the sign. After the installation, they decided to add a new “round of rocks” every year until they cover the entire grassy area.  They will eventually place a “Dot Day” flag on the pole. They invited the fifth grade outside for the ceremony and had one student as the Master of Ceremony. Asa G Hilliard Elementary School is part of Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia. Check out their Dot Day Installation Reveal video with a special fifth grade Master of Ceremonies 

“If I Didn’t Have You” Coloring SheetChris Robertson sent me coloring sheets that go along with his book with Alan Katz, “If I Didn’t Have You.” 

Download the If I Didn’t Have You Coloring Sheets here.

On the Horizon


The Peace Dragon – Linda Ragsdale and Marco Furlotti  Coming September 2018



Book Buzz
Zoogie Boogie Fever by Sujean Rim is a super fun book that kids love!

Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller and illustrated by Jen Hill is a wonderful book encouraging kids to be kind by giving examples of kind gestures, big and small.
Morning Book Club Recommendations

KidLitTV V.16

Zach recommends: Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown
Noah recommends: The Rough Patch by Brian Lies (This is the second time a student has chosen this book which will be released on August 14)
Clowey recommends: The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield and illustrated by The Fan Brothers
Christian recommends: Leave Me Alone by Vera Brosgol
Logan recommends: Wordy Birdy by Tammi Sauer illustrated by Dave Mottram
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