June 15, 2024


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Cassie Stephens: The Dot School-Wide Collaborative

Cassie Stephens: The Dot School-Wide Collaborative

Hello there, close friends! I’m excited to share that the faculty-broad collaborative my to start with by way of fourth grade college students produced at THE Beginning of the university year (yikes!) is ultimately mounted. Like, ultimately.

Y’all, even though I do like obtaining all students producing a collab at the start off of the school year, why do I do it to myself? It’s so substantially perform on my end! All the attaching to bulletin board paper and hanging…it can be so substantially! AND I often procrastinate! And nonetheless I do it calendar year after year. These types of a glutton for punishment, I guess.

Here is a appear inside of the procedure of hanging this beast with some of my suggestions:


When hanging a thing this heavy, it normally takes everything in your resource belt (as properly as a valuable songs teacherin’ pal). Check out out my suggestion on binder clips and extended tabs of paper. It allows!

I’ve not completed an official publish on how we designed these dot paintings but I’ll convey to you: it was super straightforward! In actuality, it’s one of my fave kindergarten lessons which you can obtain the particulars on listed here. 

All pupils commenced with a dot in the middle of their paper. The paper was prefolded so that every single dot was specifically in the center. Which means I quarter folded the paper, once in half one particular way and then in 50 % the other. Dot was positioned at the intersection of those two folded traces. 

Like the kidnergarten lesson, each university student was then instructed to paint concentric circles about their dot making use of any colors of tempera paint they liked!

After dry, the paintings were being slice along all those folded strains. They have been then rearranged and glued to a black piece of building paper. This component was challenging so students aided a person one more. 

Early finishers painted the wording of the sign!

And then the beast was hung…in which it shall remain for a Extensive, Extended time. Or the end of the university year where by I will have the college students reduce it apart to just take house their circles (perhaps. Or I may perhaps depart it up right until upcoming calendar year!). 

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