Every day, a photograph, a poem. Today is Dot Day, a day of encouragement began by artist and author Peter Reynolds: International Dot Day. Take a look at today’s Daily Create for more information and videos you will so enjoy.
In my classroom, we celebrated Dot Day every year since since 2012, connecting science or social studies and art in various projects. It’s a great way to let students know that you – and they to each other– encourage questioning, input, tries, failures, ishes [see yesterday’s post], and suggestions. It starts with this note of encouragement that whoever they are and whatever they try– they are valued and matter. You can view some of the projects here, although not all the links work, many still do.
Needless to say, I was surprised and delighted to see today’s Daily Create! So I added my Daily Create poem to a picture from 9.17.2017.
Dot Day Pause and Enjoy
Busy day filled with “why’,”
Walk and wonder; calm unreasoning;
Stop and look—our dot in the sky
Brushing all in orange this evening
Painting beauty for our eyes
Clears the mind for hopeful dreaming.Sheri Edwards
North Dam Park on Banks Lake
Grand Coulee, WA 09.16.2017
And here’s my video for the Daily Create so you don’t need to click the link to the post, although you may want to accept the invitation to join in!
Post 930 days in a row
Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts/Media Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker~~
Art from the Heart