Local Celebri-dots

Elliott Elementary is celebrating International Dot Day on September 15!
What is International Dot Day?
International Dot Day was launched by teacher Terry Shay when he introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009. (Fun Fact: Terry chose September 15 because the original publishing date of The Dot is September 15, 2003!) The Dot tells the story of a caring teacher who reaches a reluctant student in a remarkably creative way. The teacher 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.
And each year on International Dot Day – with the help of people just like you - the inspiration continues. What started as a story in the pages of a book is transforming classrooms around the world as teachers and students celebrate creativity in the classroom. Even with just a few hours of participation, educators are helping to ensure that every student – whether in pre-school, K-12 or college -- knows that he or she has what it takes to make a mark on the world.
Reynolds, P. (n.d.). International dot day. Retrieved from http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/get-started/what
International Dot Day has a Fantastic website of Celebri-dots that invites authors, illustrators and celebrities to share their "dot"
I am inviting local celebrities in Irving to contribute their own Local Celebri-dot to add to this page.  This could be teachers, librarians, janitors, the list is endless!  There are so many in our area that help contribute to help making our kids creative thinkers.  If you are interested in submitting a dot, please email me at akbusybee@gmail.com