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Pinterest-inspired decorating in the library! 2nd graders made dots after reading The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. The picked out "frames" and signed their art. Then I laminated the dots and strung them together using paperclips. They definitely make the library more colorful!

Great projects to share with your children after reading, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds...

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A Circle Art Activity for Kids inspired by The Dot by Peter Reynolds

Dot display--whenever kids read a book they can put the name of it on a dot and place it on a display wall--great idea!

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I LOVE this idea for school libraries. It's so important for kids to see that teachers are reading for pleasure!

One of the first projects my first graders made were these “All About Me Crayons”. We started the day by reading the book The Day the Crayons Quit, which is super funny and adorable. Then, they traced a crayon template and drew the wavy black lines of the wrapper. They chose their favorite color for … … Continue reading →

Love the author study frame idea- name & pic of author plus a few of their books and an about-the-author blurb. After we're done with each author study, I'm sure these would look great in our classroom library throughout the year as well.

Read the book The Dot and we talk about how art can start with a simple dot.  Each child then gets to make a dot of their own.  When they are finished we glue it to a gold colored paper and use gold marker to make swirls.  They frame it in "swirly gold" just like the art teacher in the story does.