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Here are lesson plans for The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Fantastic book for elementary classrooms. Math and literacy center ideas, art, craft, snack, reading, writing and more! Make International Dot Day fun with these activities.

The Dot Lesson Plans: Fun classroom activities

August 14 Deedee 2 min read

We simply love The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds.  It is one that we use year after year.  Here are a few lesson plan ideas for you to use with this book or on International Dot Day [Yes… it is a thing!]

Here are lesson plans for The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Fantastic book for elementary classrooms. Math and literacy center ideas, art, craft, snack, reading, writing and more! Make International Dot Day fun with these activities.

The Dot Videos

Do you know about Emily Arrow on You Tube?  She created this video to go with The Dot!

I love this video because it is read by the Peter H. Reynolds and he also talks about where he got the idea to write the book!   What a great way to listen REAL LIFE AUTHORS for  writers workshop mini-lessons.

The Dot Art Projects

This is a suggested art project from our Guiding Readers units.

Here are lesson plans for The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Fantastic book for elementary classrooms. Math and literacy center ideas, art, craft, snack, reading, writing and more! Make International Dot Day fun with these activities.

Michele Guieu has a fantastic blog that is filled with ideas for International Dot Day. I think I could get lost in her blog pretty easily.  So many beautiful ideas!

Here are lesson plans for The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Fantastic book for elementary classrooms. Math and literacy center ideas, art, craft, snack, reading, writing and more! Make International Dot Day fun with these activities.

And this is a picture from my friend Michelle Oakes [also my birthday twin].   This was created by her school counselor.  You can read more about this project HERE.

Here are lesson plans for The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Fantastic book for elementary classrooms. Math and literacy center ideas, art, craft, snack, reading, writing and more! Make International Dot Day fun with these activities.

The Dot Science

In this activity students explore chromatography.   In the simplest of terms, students can see the different colors that make up the color black.  I have found that Mr. Sketch Markers work best for this activity.

Here are lesson plans for The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Fantastic book for elementary classrooms. Math and literacy center ideas, art, craft, snack, reading, writing and more! Make International Dot Day fun with these activities. Here are lesson plans for The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Fantastic book for elementary classrooms. Math and literacy center ideas, art, craft, snack, reading, writing and more! Make International Dot Day fun with these activities.

Here is the response sheet that goes with our Guiding Readers Science, Math, and More unit.

Here are lesson plans for The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Fantastic book for elementary classrooms. Math and literacy center ideas, art, craft, snack, reading, writing and more! Make International Dot Day fun with these activities.

The Dot Snacks!  Did someone say SNACKS!

You had me at snack!  I’m pretty sure this is a full day’s worth or sugar and carbohydrates but in the interest of a fun activity…

You can find this recipe over Cravings of a Lunatic which is pretty much my life’s story…ha!

The Dot Lesson Plans are HERE! This fantastic book is perfect for elementary classrooms. Math and literacy center ideas, art, craft, snack, reading, writing and more! Make International Dot Day fun with these activities and lesson plans.

Student Centers or Stations for the Week

The beginning of the year is a great time to work on fine motor skills.  These activities are from my Black Ink Only units.  These units use only black ink, so if you are limited on color copies, these might interest you.  I am frequently asked if these activities are different from the ones in my Math and Literacy monthly units.  YES!  They are!  Naturally, the skills are similar, but the activities are different, so you can use them both without an overlap.

You can see Black Ink Only HERE  You can see Math and Literacy Units HERE.

Fine Motor center activities for kindergarten. Quick and easy printable practice.

Math and Literacy Centers for August. Black in only saves ink. Perfect for kindergarten or first grade.

Math and Literacy Centers for kindergarten are perfect for back to school. Student stations offer independent practice with easy prep. These printable worksheets and games are FUN!

Math and Literacy Centers for back to school

Math and Literacy Centers for kindergarten are perfect for back to school. Student stations offer independent practice with easy prep. These printable worksheets and games are FUN!

These are math and literacy centers that are included in our Guiding Readers Science, Math, and More units.

The Dot Lesson Plans are HERE! This fantastic book is perfect for elementary classrooms. Math and literacy center ideas, art, craft, snack, reading, writing and more! Make International Dot Day fun with these activities and lesson plans. The Dot Lesson Plans are HERE! This fantastic book is perfect for elementary classrooms. Math and literacy center ideas, art, craft, snack, reading, writing and more! Make International Dot Day fun with these activities and lesson plans.

There you have it~  If you would like a copy of my detailed lesson plans with MORE activity hyperlinks, you can click HERE.

The Dot Lesson Plans are HERE! This fantastic book is perfect for elementary classrooms. Math and literacy center ideas, art, craft, snack, reading, writing and more! Make International Dot Day fun with these activities and lesson plans.

Have a fantastic week!

7 Comments

  • Michelle August 14 at 6:30 pm

    Don’t you just love Emily Arrow? I think she is the cutest!

  • Stephanie August 17 at 2:53 pm

    Hi! As an owner of your guiding readers units, I’m loving following these posts! Thank you so much for doing them! As for the guiding readers math, science, and more… Do you/Will you have those in a bundle with all the months? I can usually get my admin to purchase things like that to supplement my curriculum, but I’d feel bad asking for a new one every month… 🙂

  • Paula Hyatt August 21 at 3:58 pm

    Hi I am ready to start a new year with Kindergarteners! So excited. I am also a subscriber to ESGI and have been watching for your Guided Math assessments for Kindergarten. Do you know when they will be available on ESGI?
    Thanks for making my life so much easier!!

  • Beth M. November 30 at 5:23 pm

    Where is the actual lesson plan?

    • Deedee December 1 at 10:51 am

      Hi there! You can download the link to the lessons by clicking on the document. OR you can find them in the Guiding Readers units in Deanna Jump’s TpT store.

  • Gennie September 10 at 2:59 pm

    Thank you so much for these lesson plans. Can you elaborate on the math station activities? I’m trying to get some ideas for math stations. Thank you so much…..

    • Deedee September 13 at 7:12 pm

      You bet! What do you want to know? Is your question about how I manage math stations? You are welcome to email if you wish.

      [email protected]

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