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
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