Worcester Prep students celebrate International Dot Day

September 29, 2017

Teachers and students at Worcester Preparatory School in Berlin, Md., celebrated International Dot Day Sept. 15 with a variety of activities and art projects throughout the Lower School. From reading “The Dot,” to painting on canvas and making hats, preschoolers through fifth-graders enjoyed the lesson of making their mark.

The day is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration which began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds' book “The Dot” in 2009. “The Dot” is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to make her mark. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage.

First-grade students shown are in back (l-r) Dagny Hobbs, Salisbury, Md.; Brock Hidell, Henlopen Acres; Ella Tull, Rehoboth Beach; Reed Knowlton, Berlin, Md.; Soren Poulsen, Henlopen Acres; Sam Metz, Rehoboth Beach; and Samuel Poffenberger, Dagsboro. In front are John Parker, Brax Giardina and Oscar Hershey, Berlin, Md.; Ted Timmons, Dagsboro; Vivian Spraul, Ocean View; and Kristie Carr, Lewes. SUBMITTED PHOTOS