Tomorrow is International Dot Day a day to encourage individual creativity. It is based on the book The Dot. As we do not have that book in our library, we had a skype linkup with Chrissy Hellier and her class in Bangkok. My year 4/5 are taking part in Dots Around the World - a global project organised by Chrissy.
It was great for the two classes to meet each other ‘webcam to webcam’ and then share their work online together. Hawkesdale students shared some objects eg their workbooks, their lunch, their art work and uniforms. Then Chrissy explained her project, read sections of the book to us and showed the pages of the book. The Bangkok students shared what countries they were from (as this is an International School) and there was a short time for questions to be asked of each other. The temperature was discussed in each country and then an iPhone produced on both sides with current temperarture, forecast etc displayed to the webcam. Chrissy’s students said goodbye in Thai. Hawkesdale students were surprised to learn there was female goodbye and another for the male goodbye.
This was a great introduction to the project and gave students a feel for the global nature of the International Dot Day.
As a reflective activity, students were asked to write a post sharing three things that they learnt and one thing that they are still wondering about. Here are some of the posts