SDES Dot Day

SDES Celebrates a World of Dots and Dreams
Posted on 10/23/2023
South Douglas Elementary students celebrated the power of dots and dreams in recognition of International Dot Day! The celebratory day encourages students to reach for the stars and embrace their unique abilities through creative expression.    

September 15th marked the 20th anniversary of the publication of best-selling author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds’ “The Dot,” which explores how a simple dot on a piece of paper transforms a shy young girl into a confident scholar who begins to trust herself and her creative differences. This year, each SDES student created a dot with the different tones of a specified color and STEM teachers Natalie Benton and Holly Hoffmaster created a display using the vibrant dots in a rainbow of creativity.       

A group of educators kicked off the International Dot Day celebration in 2009 to analyze the influential themes: bravery, creativity, and self-expression. Four years ago, South Douglas Elementary STEM classes joined in on the excitement and students have embraced the concept with hope and inspiration. “It's always great for students to be able to show their creativity and celebrate courage and collaboration,” said Principal of SDES, Brad Corbett. “International Dot Day inspires all of
 our students to make their mark and see what's
SDES Dot Day
 possible,” he added.  

International Dot Day is expected to continue its tradition of inspiration in classrooms across the world for years to come as pages in a story book have ignited people of all ages to rediscover the importance of using creativity to make the world a better place.
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