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Simply beautiful book - encourages creativity. Must have for any teacher. See review for activity ideas for at school and home!
on 16 January 2016
A story about a little girl who believes she can’t draw. One day her teacher gets her to draw a dot, asks her to sign it and then displays it on the wall. The little girl then believe she can draw as she does a whole gallery of her artistic dots using different colours to make new colours. She even made a HUGE one. At the gallery a little boy looks at her dots and says he wishes he could draw like her. She said that he could, handed him a pen and told him to draw a squiggle. She looks at it and says sign it. He signs it.
Teachers - This is simply a beautiful book and must get into the hands of all primary teachers. It is easy to relate to and can help to engage all leaners into being creative - being creative in their own way!
Themes: colours, changes, emotions, creativity, self esteem, artwork, sizes.
- Children could draw their special dots and mix colours just like the little girl in the story does.
- Children could have their confidence in art boosted by this story. They could act out the story one each other to value each others work.
- Children could discuss the sizes of dots they can draw using mathematical knowledge e.g. bigger, smaller, biggest, smallest, larger etc.
- Children could create a group piece of art using dots. This can develop their social skills and co-operation.
Would highly recommend getting this book for your classroom or for your own bookshelf at home!