Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The One Where There Are Dots #slice2013

Every Tuesday, Ruth and Stacey, host Slice of Life at their blog, Two Writing Teachers. If you want to participate, you can link up at their Slice of Life Story Post on Tuesdays or you can just head on over there to check out other people's stories. For more information on what a Slice of Life post is about, you can go here

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In case you missed it, International Dot Day was on September 15th! We celebrated by reading The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds and then making our own dots. Dot Day is about celebrating creativity, courage and collaboration. The story of Vashti and her dot is about the power of someone believing in you and how that might turn into you believing in yourself. And when you believe in yourself, anything is possible. Last week I shared my review of Have You Filled A Bucket, Today? and as we read The Dot, we made connections between these two books. We talked about how Vashti felt at the beginning of the book and how she felt at the end of the book. Peanut's favorite part was at the end when a boy makes a squiggle. He thought it was pretty cool that Vashti helps the boy be brave enough to make a squiggle. 

If you haven't read this sweet book, I definitely recommend that you check it out. It's a great beginning-of-the-school-year book but also a great any-time book as well!
Little Bean working on his dot!
Little Bean's dot! It's pizza and it's really hot!
Peanut working away on his dot!
Peanut's dot! It's a dinosaur wearing a tutu!

My dot! Thinking about everything I love about life!
Did you celebrate Dot Day? What's your favorite part of the book or your favorite part about celebrating? Do you have a special way to celebrate? Thanks for sharing!

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