Today marks International Dot Day’s goal, which sets a goal to have the world connecting, collaborating, creating and celebrating all that creativity inspires and invites. The annual event began when Terry Shay, a teacher in Iowa, introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book, “The Dot,” on Sept. 15, 2009.
“The Dot” tells the story of a caring teacher who challenges a doubting student to trust in her own abilities and be brave enough to “make her mark.” Mrs. Ashley Warren, middle school art teacher at Renaissance Charter School of St. Lucie, introduced the Pointillism method to her students and asked them to create pictures of their favorite cartoon characters.
Today, Mrs. Warren was recognized for International Dot Day in an article in TCPalm and even received a shoutout from Peter H. Reynolds, author of “The Dot” and founder of FableVision Learning, congratulating her on this impressive project!
Mrs. Warren hopes to teach her students that by using their talents, gifts, and energy they can make the world a better place.
We are so proud of Mrs. Warren and excited to have her as a part of our RCSSL family, inspiring students one day at a time!