Caption: Students at North Ward explore Peter H. Reynolds' The Dot.
Students at North Ward School, in Paris, made their mark in celebration of International Dot Day.
This is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration which began when teacher Terry Shay first introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot.
The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark." What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.
Students from all grades contributed to one-quarter of a dot to create a stunning mural which is now proudly displayed in the front hall of the school. Students highlighted their work using descriptive words such as hopeful, loving, brave, caring, kind, active, patient, forgiving, awesome, open-minded, courageous, grateful, trusting, and appreciative.
Close up of one of the dots on the mural located at North Ward School