Sunday, September 15, 2013

Still Wondering What Dot Day Is and Looking for Activities

Dot Day can be celebrated any day. The Educators' Handbook for Dot Day is an excellent guide for lesson ideas for any day of the year. This free guide can be downloaded from Fable Vision Learning. Click on the image below to access the online pdf of the guide, and save the file for reference.

And for more inspiration, check this blog which is a steady stream of artistic contributions in celebration of the ideas represented in the book. Click on the image of the blog's banner below to get to the blog:

See for instance, the contribution from artist Jon Klassen, winner of the 2013 Caldecott Medal for "Most Distinguished Picture Book": This is Not Hat

You will find close to 100 illustrations on the site, as of September 15, 2013, which marks the 10th anniversary celebration of the book's birthday. Check the blog archive to trace back contributions.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting more information and websites about Dot Day. Before this course, I had no idea Dot Day even existed! I found the Educator Handbook really helpful and I shared it with a few of the teachers at my school. I read Reynolds' book to my class today and shared a few websites with them. They were AMAZED at how many countries and students were involved with International Dot Day! They were also excited because our library copy of the book is autographed by Peter! My favorite part of today was hearing my class talk about how they are going to leave their mark on the world and how they will try their best even when things feel challenging. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us and for helping us connect with teachers outside of our zip codes!