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Title: “Exploring Creativity with The Dot”

Objective: To introduce students to the power of creativity and self-expression through the book “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds, and engage them in creating their own unique art piece inspired by the story.

Materials Needed: - Copies of the book “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds - Art supplies (paper, pencils, markers, crayons, paints, etc.) - Dot templates (optional) - Display area for showcasing students’ artwork

Week Plan:

Day 1: Introduction to “The Dot” 1. Begin by introducing the book “The Dot” to the students. 2. Read the story aloud, emphasizing the themes of creativity, self-expression, and the importance of starting small. 3. Engage students in a discussion about the story, asking questions such as: - What did Vashti learn from her art teacher? - How did Vashti’s attitude towards her own abilities change throughout the story? - How did Vashti’s dot inspire others? - How can we apply the lessons from this story to our own lives?

Day 2: Dot Exploration 1. Review the story briefly, highlighting the key messages. 2. Discuss different types of dots and their significance in art (e.g., pointillism, stippling, etc.). 3. Show examples of dot-inspired artwork by famous artists (e.g., Georges Seurat, Yayoi Kusama). 4. Encourage students to experiment with creating different types of dots using various art supplies. 5. Provide dot templates for those who may need guidance or inspiration.

Day 3: Finding Our Own Dots 1. Recap the story and the importance of finding our own unique dots. 2. Engage students in a brainstorming session, encouraging them to think about their own interests, passions, or things that make them unique. 3. Have students create a list of their “dots” or unique qualities on a piece of paper. 4. Discuss how these dots can be expressed through art.

Day 4: Creating Our Art Piece 1. Remind students of their brainstormed dots from the previous day. 2. Provide art supplies and encourage students to create an art piece that represents their unique dots. 3. Encourage experimentation and creativity, reminding students that there are no right or wrong answers in art. 4. Circulate the classroom, providing guidance and support as needed.

Day 5: Sharing and Reflection 1. Set up a display area to showcase students’ artwork. 2. Allow students to present their art pieces to the class, explaining the dots they incorporated and what they represent. 3. Facilitate a class discussion about the process of creating their art pieces and the importance of self-expression. 4. Reflect on the journey from the beginning of the week to the final art pieces, discussing any changes in mindset or newfound confidence in their creative abilities.

Extension Activities (optional): - Collaborative Dot Mural: Have students work together to create a large dot mural, where each student contributes their own unique dot to the overall artwork. - Dot Gallery Walk: Organize a gallery walk where students can view and appreciate each other’s art pieces, leaving positive comments or questions on sticky notes. - Dot-inspired Poetry: Encourage students to write a poem inspired by their art piece, focusing on the emotions or ideas it represents.

Note: Adapt the activities and materials as per the grade level and available resources.