Sunday, October 3, 2010

Week 1.1: The Dot

The Dot by Peter Reynolds is great to use with all ages. This wonderful story can be used to help children explore their inner talents. Each one of us has a special talent that we may not see in ourselves. When others take the time to help us notice it, it can be the catalyst to make that person feel especially wonderful. 

Classroom Ideas:
  1. Students write (or draw) about their own personal talents. These talents can be shared on a bulletin board (all framed in swirly gold) or orally.
  2. Have students make their own dot. Everyone can share how their dots are different and the same.
  3. This book is a great launching point for a discussion about how to get better at goals you have.