Children at The Marina in Lincoln have been encourage to 'make their mark' as part of International Dot Day.
This global celebration of creativity and collaboration takes its inspiration from a book called ‘The Dot' written by Peter H Reynolds. It tells the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting pupil to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.
We used this inspirational story to encourage our children to make their own mark and develop their friendships. Starting with a dot we let the children transform this simple mark into whatever they wanted using the notion of ‘make a mark and see where it takes you’
The children also decorated circles, cut them into quarters and then along with their friend’s segments put them back together to make a whole circle.
Here are some of the children’s comments: “My dot can be whatever I want it to be.” “My picture and your picture make a jigsaw.” You can find ‘The Dot’ on YouTube by following this link. It’s a great read.
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