By Tom Dekle, Communications Director
Students at the Nelson County Early Learning Center joined more than ten million kids from 170 countries celebrating International Dot Day on Sept. 15 to “make their mark” and get creative with dots.
According to the website dotclub.org, “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 Sept. 15, 2009.
“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.”
Left: Nelson County Early Learning Center student Trent Sinclair shows off his dot portrait. Right: Sawyer Gerage concentrates on assembling her dot project during International Dot Day. Trent and Sawyer are students in Krista Wasson’s four-year-olds class.