Reading more about Dot Day my brain started running.. and I wanted to do so much more than just an activity in my classroom (now.. do I have a TON of cool things planned for my classroom.. of course I DO! Keep reading to find out what) I got with my art teacher, got the okay from the principal... and decided to hold an International Dot Day Event! Saturday morning from 9am-11am we are inviting families to come make their mark with different dot activities.
I wanted to do something creative with the teachers that are helping, so today after school (oh convenient for Make It Monday) we had a Dot Day T-Shirt Making Party! Super easy to do.. and I have to admit, so far they look fabulous!
Dot Day Shirts- Tie Dye with Sharpies
|Need: sharpies, rubbing alcohol , eye dropper, t-shirt, cups, rubber bands|
|Choose where you want to put the cups or cup. It is up to you what kind of design you want to use!|
Once you have the spot, rubberband
|Add designs using sharpie (or permanent marker) Add eye dropper of alcohol to get your desired effect|
Once dry remove rubber bands and cups and throw in dryer to heat set
Making Cool Station Signs!
I am excited about Saturday... but Friday in my classroom is going to ROCK! By following the twitter hashtag #dotday (have I mentioned that few times?) I connected with @matthewwinner who posted some fantastic want ads for connecting with skype in the classroom to connect on Dot Day! We are connecting with a classroom in Canada so far (more to come!) There are also some great blogs out there from @mcteach
Thank you @tjshay for helping so many educators dream big, and thanks @peterhreynolds for reminding us to make our mark!