"I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library." ~ Jorge Luis Borges

Monday, September 15, 2014

Making Marks that Matter and Move

The book, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds, has inspired this day that celebrates
We started our week-long celebration off by connecting with learners in other parts of the country. We read The Dot with students in Georgia, North Carolina, Connecticut, Illinois, Vermont, and Michigan. Exciting to know that we were just part of a very big celebration:
After reading the story, my students engaged in discussions with these other students. They shared the ideas and messages they learned from Vashti. We will be exchanging Dot Day trading cards, on which the students have shared their Dot-inspired messages. While they were creating, we listened to The Dot Song.

To prepare for Skype visits later this week, the fifth graders created these Dot-inspired messages. We'll be sending these along to New York, where the organization LitWorld will send them along to their programs in cities and villages across the globe.

#makeyourmark, #makeitmatter #payitforward.


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