Make your mark, with a Dot
International Dot Day is based upon the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. The Dot is the story of Vashti, who sits in art class and feels that she is no artist. So she makes an angry dot. But even an angry dot can become something . . .
What does this have to do with tweens and teens? International Dot Day has some awesome ready made programming ideas built right in. All you have to do is take everything out of your craft/supply closet and tell your tweens and teens – make a dot that expresses who you are! It’s easy, it’s cheap, it’s fun and, most importantly, it’s creative!
I made a dot . . .
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You can find out more information about International Dot Day at Fable Vision Learning. Be sure to check out the online gallery of Celebri-Dots by people like Sharon Creech.
Some programming ideas:
1. Read the book with your tweens and teens.
2. Make your own Dots
3. Create an in-house and online Dot gallery.
See, easy, cheap and creative. Better yet, make it part of an ongoing art series with your teens or put together an art club. And don’t forget to tell your teens about the IT CAME FROM A BOOK Teen Read Week Art Contest!
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About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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