I celebrated this amazing book with the kids in my second grade classroom.
I spend a lot of time
beating them over the head sharing with them how important it is to be individuals and to try new things. They're starting to get it. Really get it. When I gave them the assignment to make their own dots. I gave them nothing else but some inspiration from other dot makers.
Here, I said, go make your mark!
After we made and admired our work, the kids asked me what made me make mine different. So I told them a story.
I have two friends whom I've never met, but who I am bound to because we are all teaching sisters who love kids and books. They aren't as lucky as me right now because they are being kept out of their schools. Their kids aren't getting to learn from them which is a crying shame.
So I made this special dot to honor them and the others they stand with in British Columbia. May they get their classroom kids back. May their classroom kids get them back. They all need to make their mark.