International Dot Day - September 15th
The 3rd graders start out the year working together to make lots and lots of dots! In Media, they read the book, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Then in art, they paint dots. They do this to celebrate International Dot Day!
International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009.
The students start out with big paper and paint black dots. I don't give them a number to make, just tell them to make lots of dots!
The next day, 3rd graders make TINTS. A lighter version of a color. Each student gets one color and white - they mix the colors together to watch the color change. They trade colors, so everyone gets to use each of the colors. They paint inside of the dots.
The last day, students will be creating SHADES. A darker version of a color. Students will be getting a cup with one color and black paint. They mix them together and paint their shade around the dots