In celebration of International Dot Day Covington Art Teacher, Michelle Melendez, wanted to do something that showed the individuality of each student and staff member and how when they all come together they make something beautiful.
“I knew Dot Day was coming up and I had always wanted to do something that involved the whole school in creating the project,” said Melendez.
She came up with the idea to have each person decorate a dot of their own. During their art classes, students could express their individuality by using markers and crayons while staff was invited to come and paint their dots during free periods.
“I wanted to invite staff to participate in this project because the kids get so excited when they see their teachers involved and I thought it would get everyone excited for Dot Day. Plus, painting is a great way to relax and I think adults forget that, this was a quick way to help them get a break in their day,” she said.
The dots are being displayed right outside the art room just in time for International Dot Day on September 15. The day is a celebration of creativity, courage, and collaboration. Currently, 177 countries participate in the celebration.