More than 7,000,000 people in 141 different countries participated in “International Dot Day” on September 15. Sixth grade students at Oak Lawn-Hometown District 123 also took part in the holiday which celebrates the creativity and artistic ability of people around the world in an effort to make it a better place.
“(The International Dot Day Organization) hopes you will join the growing global community of creativity champions using their talents, gifts and energy to move the world to a better place,” International Dot Day Organization.
The inspiration for the students to get involved came from the book, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. The story follows a teacher who inspires a student to make her own mark on the world, a mark that starts with a dot on a page. In Mrs. Blanchard and Mrs. Litsogiannis’ Social Studies classes each 6th grader created their own dot, decorating them in their own unique fashion. The dots are currently on display in the hallway and in the classrooms.
Written by Social Media Club members: Grace and Ellen Norris.