Today we celebrated Dot Day at MMS.
September 15th-ish marks the anniversary of the publication of best-selling author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds’ The Dot, a “story book for all ages.” Starting in 2009, a group of educators began celebrating this date as International Dot Day — a day for classes to explore the story’s powerful themes: bravery, creativity, and self-expression. The Dot more than anything celebrates the power of creativity as a student, a teacher and everyday life.
Each year MMS celebrates Dot Day to introduce the Deeper Learning plan of the HSD with a focus on being Creative. After a discussion about what we really want our kids to learn homerooms came up with one word that their class will live up to for the year. Followed by that, each student came up with their own word that they want to live up to for the year. It was a great day of creativity and team building.
To learn more about Dot Day click here to view the slideshow and here for the notes that teachers used to introduce Deeper Learning at MMS and the core competencies. To view that activities that teachers facilitated with their students click here.