Dot Day Flashback to 2009
Ten years ago, Terry Shay sent out the first Dot Day tweet and started the movement. What began as an idea to have kids create dots blossomed into global celebration of Peter H. Reynolds’s book The Dot. International Dot Day is more than a book it’s a moment of compassion, of courage, and of creativity. As we get ready for this year’s adventure, let’s look back at the origins of Dot Day and the educators who dared to Create Bravely. Thank you to Ann Gargula, Maryann Molishus, Gaby Harrington, Sue Glascoe, Kendra Danielson, Nancy Morton, Elaine Smith, and many more!
Peter's Email to Terry dated Sept. 6, 2009
"Spread the word... Dot Day.. read The Dot, wear dots, eat dots, draw dots, frame dots, connect the dots, splurge on art supplies, try a new medium - a new instrument, write a poem, rearrange your furniture, reconnect the dots with an old friend, make something, make something with a friend, share your creativity with the world. No strict rules on how to celebrate!"
First TJ On A Journey Blog Post
Check out the blog post here.
First FableVision Learning Blog Post
Read the post here.
Creative Educators Creating Bravely the First Year on Dot Day!
Click on the links below to read the blog posts.
- Maryann Molishus was key in connecting the FIRST dots around the country.
- Gaby Richard-Harrington shared her dots from the classroom
- Community College Dots from Sue Glascoe
The First Dot Day in Photos
On September 15-ish, students, teachers, schools, and communities will celebrate International Dot Day. A celebration of creativity, courage, and compassion, Dot Day encourages everyone to #MakeYourMark. Ready to join in on the International Dot Day 10 Year Celebration! Share your story with us! Let us know you are celebrating! Register at The Dot Club. Share your mark across social media with #MakeYourMark and #DotDay. Stay connected on Twitter @DotClubConnect and Facebook!