Our class read The Dot by Peter Reynolds. In this book, Vashti tells her art teacher that she can’t draw. She draws one dot on her paper, and her teacher asks her to sign her artwork. From that moment, Vashti was proud to be a dot artist. We learned that we can be like Vashti. We might not be the best at something, but we should always be proud of our best. After discussing this book, we painted our own dot using watercolors. Next we brainstormed what we could turn our dot into, and we wrote about these ideas. Last we used colored pencils and our imaginations to turn our beautiful dots into beautiful pieces of art.
We are mathematicians, readers, writers, scientists, teammates, and first graders. We spend our days exploring, listening, and learning. We know that learning can feel uncomfortable sometimes, but as a team, we support each other and help each other reach our goals. Join us on our journey!