Sunday, September 16, 2012

Happy International Dot Day!

In honor of The Dot by Peter Reynolds and International Dot Day, different grades celebrated the idea of "making your mark" and embracing creativity around Zervas.  Ms. Toran's 5th grade class was able to Skype with a 5th grade class in Waunakee, WI.  During our online connection, Zervas 5th graders shared the dots they had created as they thought of words having to do with library and then performed a reader's theater script of The Dot with the Wisconsin 5th graders.  Finally, both classes shared book recommendations with the theme of being creative and standing up for being different.  Here are some of the dots that were shared:





 And here's us skyping!


Finally, Ms. Hurworth's Kindergarten class celebrated Dot Day on Friday by reading The Dot and then using watercolors to create their own dots!  Ms. Hurworth will be cutting them in half and then matching up halves with other dots to create combo-dots!  The K's also thought up names for their dots.  I can't wait to see the final products!





Next week we will be experimenting with electronic dots and connecting with other classes around the US! Happy Dot Day!

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