The story, called “the dot,” is all about a girl named Vashti who thinks that she can’t draw. Vashti is in the art room, and the art teacher comes to her. Nothing is on her paper. Vashti thinks she can’t draw. The art teacher just tells her to make a mark and sign it. Vashti does that and makes a dot. Also, she helps a little boy who said that he can’t draw. But Vashti helps him.
When I reread “the dot” I realized it was all about determination. I think it was about determination because Vashti was determined to make a mark when her teacher told her to. Also, the next time Vashti went to art class she was determined to make a better picture than the other one she made. Also, in the end Vashti was determined to teach a little boy how to draw. So “the dot” is really all about never giving up, and you should keep on trying.
I’m connected to this story because once I never gave up, and I kept on trying. It was my turn to go on a rock climbing wall. It was so tall! I wanted to go to the hard side of the rock wall so I did. I tried getting all the way up but I couldn't. I kept on trying and trying and finally I got to the top. This memory connects me to “the dot” because I was determined, I never gave up, and I kept on trying.
So never be a downer! Always believe in yourself, and you can accomplish anything! Like Vashti in “the dot,” she said she couldn’t draw and now she can.