We have all heard or may have spoke these words, "I can't, I don't know how, I can't draw" and/or "I can't even draw a straight line". Betting the response you heard back was something like "try" or "practice makes perfect". As the art teacher, these remarks are often heard, but instead we refuse to give up on you. Teachers around the world most likely acted as the teacher in the book THE DOT by Peter H. Reynolds. After many attempts, this student's teacher encouraged her to at least make a dot on her paper. The teacher shows that once you make an attempt, the hard part is over, so let go and create. A day of celebration called International Dot Day was created to celebrate creativity, courage, and collaboration on September 15. This day was started by a teacher named Terry Shay inspired by Reynold's book. Classrooms and libraries across the world are coming together to honor courage by sharing the book and the message through various activities.
Art teacher's celebrate courage, creativity, and collaboration everyday, now lets continue to encourage others every September 15! We now have Dr. Seuss day, Pi day and Dot Day! Pick up those rulers and lets see what we can create with those straight lines EVERYONE CAN draw!