students wearing paper hats and giving thumbs up

Kindergartners at Chestnut Street School celebrated International Dot Day on Sept. 15.

The global event is inspired by the children’s book “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds. The story is about a teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark,” and what begins as a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage. Dot Day encourages those participating to celebrate creativity, courage and collaboration.

The students at Chestnut Street honored Dot Day by dressing in dot-decorated clothing and creating dot-related crafts, such as “Make Your Mark” headbands, tracing over their names with colored dots and glue practice with glitter-glue. They also enjoyed a live, virtual event with the author.