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This discussion leads us to the power of the word YET and how when we can't do something, we should say, "I can't do this YET" instead of "I can't do this." See our class chart below for The Dot by Peter Reynolds // Two Reflective Teachers

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from Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

Here are lesson plans for The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Fantastic book for elementary classrooms. Math and literacy center ideas, art, craft, snack, reading, writing and more! Make International Dot Day fun with these activities.

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The Dot by Peter Reynolds Read and then create a project for International Dot Day! For activities: http://www.peterhreynolds.com/dot/dot_activities.html

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from Teachers Pay Teachers

This book study is on the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. The Dot is about having a Growth Mindset and really trying and practicing your craft while having a positive attitude. This is a great lesson any time of the year. Language Arts assessment aligned with common core!

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from FableVision Learning

The Dot Song Lyric Sheet. Peter H. Reynolds has created this free handwritten lyric sheet for you to share with your students and encourage them to Make Their Mark this Dot Day.

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This product is great for teaching about growth mindset. I used in conjuction with the book "The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds and discussed with my students how changing something as simple as our words could change our whole outlook on things and ensure that we stay life-long learners.

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"As a kinder and 1st project we read the book The Dot. A cute story about a little girl who discovers art through a simple series of dot paintings. The students were able to paint their own dot, or not-a-dot, with watercolors. This was a nice simple opportunity for students to use paints and learn the expectations for using watercolors. Ask them why brushes don't like bad hair days!"

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