International Dot Day, is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, which began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009.
The book, 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.
And each year on International Dot Day the inspiration continues in classrooms. 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.
At Gobind Sarvar we also wished to partake in this amazing event, "International Dot Day". On September 14, students celebrated Dot Day by reading the book and doing activities related to it. Students had the chance to make their own mark, which inspires students to be confident in their abilities. Students were very engaged in the activities, and were eager to express their creativity!