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