On September 15th PLE’s Transitional Kindergarten class participated in International Dot Day. International Dot Day is a global celebration of courage, creativity, and collaboration. This day began when a school teacher introduced the Peter Reynolds book The Dot back in 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. Mrs. Heidi’s TK class celebrated this day by wearing shirts with polka dots, making hats, making their mark on coffee filters, and eating the candy DOTS all while recognizing the sound of letter D.