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

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Who let the dots out?

We created this dot with the students at Barrow Elementary School in Athens, Georgia as part of our International Dot Day celebration.

The book, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds, has inspired this day that celebrates
We are continuing our week-long celebration of connecting with learners in other parts of the country. Today, we read The Dot with students in Georgia, Maine and Illinois.  After reading the story, the students shared the ideas and messages they learned from Vashti.

One class made the dot that you see above. 

Another class made bookmarks that we will be sending to learning buddies in Kuala Lumpur.

During one of the visits my Skype froze and they were unable to see us, but happily we could see the inspiring dots that they shared and hear about their inspiration.

One of the third graders came into my library singing, "Who let the dots out? oh.oh.oh.oh." That just made my day.  Who let the dots out? We all did!

Let's keep this ball rolling!
These opportunities to connect can lead to collaborative learning experiences 
and primary source conversations 
around the social studies and science curriculum.

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