Earlier this week I blogged about making your dot and that blog entry linked to a great idea about International Dot Day, which actually is today! I celebrated all week by sharing the book, "the dot" by Peter H. Reynolds with my fellow grad students, and suggesting a dot mandala directive. I also shared this story with pre-schoolers I work with on Mondays. I did the same dot directive with them. I pre-cut blank circles, and provided them with crayons. After I read the story aloud to them, I suggested they draw circles, or dots. After a couple minutes, I also gave them bingo markers, and let them paint dots. They really enjoyed this.