What a FUN Week Celebrating DOT Day!
What a wonderful week at Brook Forest and Van Meter Schools!
All week long we celebrated International Dot Day. The students and teachers showed their creativity and let their voice be heard by making their mark in the library, art rooms, and between our two schools.
We loved sharing The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds with our students. Teachers, students, guest readers, and others read the book, along with us, to all of the students within our schools. It was so much fun seeing beautiful watercolored, coffee filter dots being made; amazing iPad art being created and shared, and our "red (read) carpets" fill up with hundreds of marks and signatures.
In the art rooms at Van Meter, a GIANT DOT was created and signed by over 600 people within the building. The students created 2-D and 3-D art work making their MARK! This art work is now decorating the libraries and hallways of our schools.
On Thursday afternoon, we also welcomed two amazing authors into our schools via a Skype conference call. Erica Perl, author of Dotty and Chicken Butt, and Eric Wight, author of the Frankie Pickle series, shared with our students and answered questions. It was so much fun.