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Weekend Links: Are you making your mark? International Dot Day #Makeyourmark

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International Dot Day is something I recently stumbled up and I must say, I was intrigued immediately. International Dot Day (September 15th-ish) was the brainchild of illustrator Peter H. Reynolds who has a mission is to help ALL learners reach their full potential in more creative ways. He has dedicated his life to using the power of storytelling to connect with, support & inspire kindred spirits who understand that creativity is key for learning – not an expendable “extra.” 

Read my full blog post on this inspiring International Dot Day here.

International Dot Day

Classrooms Celebrating International Dot Day

I’ve had so much fun following the examples of how parents, teachers and librarians have celebrated this fun event. Here are a few of my favorites.

Mrs. Full’s class obviously had a ton of fun celebrating #dotday A Full Classroom: International Dot Day 

FableVision Learning even has a delightful song in honor of #DotDay

A Plethora of International Dot Day Tweets!

The Man behind International Dot Day

Author Peter Reynolds is the founder/genius behind this event that was inspired by his book  The Dot. Available in English and many other languages, the book shares the story of a girl who begins a journey of self-discovery after a caring teacher challenges her to “make her mark.” Peter has been sharing many wonderful posts and tweets from educators and parents celebrating the day.

How are YOU #makingamark?

Experience the magical story of a family of foxes that took up residence right in the front yard of the author and publisher, Valarie Budayr. The Fox Diaries: The Year the Foxes Came to our Garden offers an enthusiastically educational opportunity to observe this fox family grow and learn together.
The Fox Diaries
From digging and hunting to playing and resting, this diary shares a rare glimpse into the private lives of Momma Rennie and her babies. Come watch as they navigate this wildly dangerous but still wonderful world. Great to share with your children or students, The Fox Diaries speaks to the importance of growing and learning both individually and as a family unit. It is a perfect book for story time or family sharing. Not only can you read about the daily rituals of this marvelous fox family, there is an information-packed resource section at the end of the book that includes lots of facts and even a few “fox movies” that you can enjoy with your family. Grab your copy of this beautiful and inspiring book HERE.