International Dot Day — 15 September

Every September 15 is International Dot Day and today we start with a story about a little girl named Vashti, the protagonist of Peter H. Reynolds’ tale, “The Dot.”

Vashti felt like she couldn’t draw — but her art teacher wouldn’t accept that. “Just make a mark, and see where it takes you,” the teacher said to Vashti. So, she marked her parchment paper with a small dot.  The next day, Vashti was surprised to find her paper with the dot on the classroom wall. Vashti was so proud of her work that she started creating drawings with different kinds of dots.

Eventually, Vashti was able to pass onto someone else the lesson about confidence that she had learned from her teacher.  A dot might be small, but it’s a powerful way to show your unique individuality and creativity. And that’s the story that started International Dot Day. The end. 

11 months from now
15 September