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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!

    Dot Day Display

    Mrs. Johnson's First Grade: Creative Writing with "The Dot" by Peter Reynolds

    Dot Day Peter Reynolds for September 2014...I WILL do this project next year.

    dot day!!

    I PICK!

    The Dot by Peter Reynolds

    Reading nook with "reading tree", leaves have names of books children have read.

    FREE Parent Brochures on Reading. Really great printables to have handy for parents to pick up!

    Library bulletin board inspiration

    Improve your students reading comprehension with these READ ALOUD strategies. Metacognition and connections!

    From the book THE DOT by Peter Reynolds @FableVision Learning LLC

    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 →

    March Madness for the library

    "Reading Helps Your Mind Blossom" is a lovely title for a spring bulletin board that highlights reading.

    pictures of kindergarten classrooms | Squish Preschool Ideas: Back To School- Classroom Decoration and ...

    At the end of the school year each student picks his/her favorite book they've read that year. Then on a piece of card stock they draw an illustration and write a brief summary of their chosen book. Create a cute reading display with the card stock books and student pictures.

    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.

    super cute bulletin board display

    Objective: After reading The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, students will "make their mark" by creating an original dot artwork.

    LOVE THIS!!! This teacher holds a "reading raffle" and students enter their tickets in the bins with the book they most want to win. :} Tickets earned through behavior and responsibility... Hold the raffle once a month...