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Read The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Ask the following guiding questions:
Have students create their own dots, either using a piece of paper and crayons/markers or a coffee filter and water colors. Tell students there is no wrong way to make their art, setting a tone of risk-taking and courage to try new things. Create gold frames if desired.
Post all the dots in a prominent place, and allow students time to take a gallery walk around and observe each piece of art. Show the Character Club Courage video and reinforce the concept of courage with students.
Discussion and observation, dot project, reflection on activity, student participation