September Celebrations

With the beginning of the school year, September also brings lots of fun celebrations in our Jennings LLC and in our school.

One of my favorite celebrations during the school year is September 15th, International Dot Day

 
“International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 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, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.

And each year on International Dot Day – with the help of people just like you –the inspiration continues. What started as a story in the pages of a book is transforming teaching and learning around the world as people of all ages re-discover the power and potential of creativity in all they do.”
For more information please visit http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/

To see how we celebrated Dot Day at Jennings in 2016, please visit the Library Learning Commons blog at: http://fairfieldschools.org/schools/jen/library_blog/happy-dot-day-jennings/

 
All Jennings students are invited to celebrate Dot Day on Friday, September 15 by wearing their dots to school. 

Other upcoming celebrations that I’ve recently heard about are Curiosity Day and International Talk like a Pirate Day.

September 16th is Curiosity Day, an initiative that “celebrates the magic of learning and discovery through reading as only George and The Man with the Yellow Hat can.” Click here to learn more about Curiosity Day, find party kits, and play computer games with Curious George.
What a wonderful way to celebrate our readers’ curious spirit!
September 19th is International Talk like a Pirate Day! “
“Ahoi readers! We be havin’ so many books fer you!”
Check them out this week on our displays and have fun celebrating talking like a pirate September 19th! For more resources and different links to online translators click here.
Happy September Celebrations with creativity, curiosity and pirates!
Mrs. P, so happy to see our first books checkouts of the new school year this week