On Thursday and Friday of Term 3 week 9, Mrs. Gaff’s Art students from Years 1 – 6 joined over 26 million educators and students from over 190 countries around the world for International Dot Day to celebrate creativity and courage!
The day invites children and grown-ups to be brave and “Make Their Mark” by celebrating themes from THE DOT book by Peter H. Reynolds. Started in 2009 by a teacher in Iowa and inspired by New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds’ classic storybook, International Dot Day inspires young and old to embrace the power of personal creativity to help make their mark on the world and move it to a better place.
In their art lessons, some students turned a quarter of a dot into a work of art, which was then joined with other pieces to create a unique collaborative artwork across the year groups. Other students made their mark by beginning with a single dot and transforming it: from bubbles to planets, to dragons, and everything in between! All students enjoyed hearing the story of Vashti and letting their creativity and courage shine too, simply by starting with a single idea.
Mrs. Hayley Gaff – Art Specialist