"The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student 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. What started as a story in the pages of a book is transforming teaching and learning around the world as people of all ages re-discover the power and potential of creativity in all they do." -from http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/get-started
During the week of September 12-17 Cline students made connections with other students from all over the United States. During many of these connections the Media Specialists from the other school took turns reading aloud a book with Mrs. Lewis. After the read aloud students had a Q and A session with their peers to find out what were some of the similarities and differences between schools. We also shared with them some of our Dot Day activities. In all, 16 connections were made and included connecting with schools in Kansas, Florida, Colorado, Vermont, Washington, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland, and Texas!
It was amazing to see students connect and feel like they were a part of something bigger! Many Cline students were interested to hear that schools up North do not have air conditioning. The Northern schools were shocked to hear that we do not get snow in the winter.
Here are a few pictures of us connecting, the Dot Day activities we completed and some of the books we read with our new friends!