How to Keep DOT DAY Going ALL YEAR LONG!

by Terry Shay

Dot Jewelry

I met M. C. Baker from Fletcher Elementary School in Vermont at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference in Chicago last summer. We talked about the projects she had done for Dot Day and one of the coolest involved making jewelry dots, so i asked her to make a video to share with you. M.C. has presented at libraries all around Vermont and enjoys sharing her talents. Check out M.C.’s video!

@MCBakerVT celebrates Dot Day!

North Tama Students Make Their Mark

North Tama County Community School students have certainly made their mark on the world for being the first place Dot Day was celebrated. This year, the tenth celebration, they celebrated in an epic way by making a billboard! The billboard features dots from all of my music students surrounding the words “Make Your Mark” and the hashtag #DotDay. Recently, Librarian Shannon M. Miller stopped on her way through Traer to get a glimpse of the billboard and made this video.

Special thanks to Peter H. Reynolds who wrote the words, my students who made spectacular dots, Candlewick for sponsoring the board and Brenda Truelson of Lamar Advertising for making it all work.

Keeping Dot Day Going

I asked some educators and parents their plans for keeping Dot Day going in their school, here are the responses:

“I plan to keep Dot Day going in my school by continuing to celebrate the creative spirit of all of my students every day.” —Angela Abend

As a parent, Dot Day is a way for me to keep the creativity alive in my older children.” —Stefanie Rash Kline

“I plan to keep Dot Day going in my school by continuing to honor the uniqueness of our students and embracing their talents and gifts.” —Theresa Wells Taylor

On the Horizon

LU by Jason Reynolds is the fourth, and possibly best, book in the Track series. It is published by Caitlyn Dloughy/Atheneum and available October 23.




THE LOST GIRL BY Anne Ursu @anneursu is a fabulous book and is available on February 12, 2019 from Walden Pond Press @waldenpondpress



Book Buzz

NO PEACOCKS: A FEATHERED TALE OF THREE MISCHIEVOUS FOODIES by Robin Newman, illustrated by Chris Ewald and published by Sky Pony Press is a super fun story of three peacocks who are particularly hungry for something other than sunflower seeds.


LIGHTS, CAMERA, CARMEN by Anika Denise, illustrated by Lorena Alvarez Gomez and published by Abrams is a follow-up to the wildly popular Starring Carmen.



IMAGINE by Raúl Colón and published by Simon Schuster/Paula Wiseman is a stunning wordless picture book that you will marvel at, especially if you love New York City.



Book Recommendations from the Morning Book Club

Zach recommends JOSIE’S LOST TOOTH by Jennifer K. Mann, published by Candlewick

Noah recommends DELIVERY BEAR by Laura Gehl and illustrated by Paco Sordo, published by Albert Whitman and Company

Dani recommends RED by Jed Alexander and published by Cameron and Company

Logan recommends INTERRUPTING CHICKEN THE ELEPHANT OF SURPRISE by David Ezra Stein, published by Candlewick

Caleb recommends THE MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK by Jon Stone and Michael Smollin, published by Golden Books

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