On September 15, people from all over the world celebrate International Dot Day. If you've never read the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, it's a short and sweet picture book where a student learned the power of having somebody believe in you, believing in yourself, and paying it forward.
The Bair's Den celebrated Dot Day on September 16 this year. As a class, we talked about all of the things that you're saying about yourself or thinking about yourself when you say, "I can't." Our class believes that when you say you can't, you don't believe in yourself. You don't even try things so you don't know what you CAN do. If you say I can't, it means you don't respect yourself because you won't even give yourself a chance. These were important lessons that got added to our wall of learning, and we look at them often.
This story inspired all of us to make our own dots, and as we worked we thought about the mark we wanted to make on Bear Creek this year. We also thought about how many times we say, "I can't," and made our own goals to start saying, "I'll try," or, "I can!"
Please enjoy our dots.... the official picture and our silly, goofy, wacky selves.