Each year, people around the world celebrate International Dot Day in honor of Peter Reynold's wonderful book, The Dot. This book focuses on the belief that creativity is universal and anyone can be creative as long as they have an idea. Since most students in second grade read The Dot last year, we read a similar book called What Do You Do with an Idea? In this book, the main character learns not to worry about what others think of his ideas, since great ideas can change the world.
During our second week of library, we again talked about the similarities in both books' focus on creativity. Then students got to put their own artistic skills to work and design a dot with oil pastels. Finally, we integrated technology into our lesson by using the iPad app Quiver. This free AR app allowed students to make their dot designs 3-D. Take a look at some of our amazing dot designs below!