Students all over the world and at Sacred Heart celebrated International Dot Day on September 15th. The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds is about a student who doesn’t believe that she can draw and a teacher who inspires her to “just make a mark and see where it takes you.” The book teaches a wonderful message: to encourage and empower students to accomplish goals and “make their mark” on the world using their God-given gifts and talents.
On Dot Day, the whole school participated in activities in both classrooms and special areas. In library, students read the book and discussed the qualities of perseverance and hard work. Students designed dots in various artistic styles during art class, sang the “Dot Song” in music, and played dot games in PE. Spanish classes studied notable Hispanic Americans who made their mark on the world, and homerooms participated in dot themed learning activities. It was a fun day!