In Lafayette’s art studio classroom we are not only learning about the elements, principles and media of the visual arts, but are using the arts to gain a greater understanding, depth and richness of language arts, math, science and social studies curricula. Using the arts to teach, creates learning that is internalized and understood by children with all learning styles and on multiple levels. By educating students through the visual arts and traditional academic content simultaneously, I help inspire and nurture the truly creative thinkers needed for this new millennium.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Lafayette LOVES Dot Day... Kicking off the School Year Celebrating Creativity and Having the Courage to Make Your Mark!

Dot Day is just around the corner... wwwhhhhaaaatttt????

Here's the inside SCOOP with sprinkles on top!!!

When is it: Every year on Saturday September 15, although Lafayette will celebrate this year on Friday, the 14th. 


What is it?: 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, and is now celebrated by millions of children around the world. 
Why at Lafayette: What a fabulous way to build community and celebrate the importance of creativity!
What to Wear & DO: On September 14th, wear your dots to show your school you are creative and courageous! Participate in interactive games, bubbles, and art creations throughout the day! Here are a few photos from last year's Dot Day!