Rollins Place Elementary first- and second-graders wore polka dots to school Friday — and plenty of them — to film a video they submitted for the Polka Dot Pants Dance Contest.
The video was the culmination of a recent lesson on the book, “The Dot” by Peter Reynolds, which is about every great effort starting with the smallest “dot.”
“Coincidentally, another one of our favorite authors, Eric Litwin, just released a book about the Nut family doing the ‘Polka Dot Pants Dance,’ and he’s having a contest,” Rollins Place Principal Jennifer Marangos said. “So, of course we had to learn the dance.”
Students, teachers and school administrators were filmed in their best or most creative polka-dotted clothes, some handmade, by Zachary High students Jori Gardner, Lauren Lane, Keyona Meeks and Reagan Staggs, of WZHS, a club that teaches students about broadcast production. WZHS was assisted by AT&T’s James Meadows, who filmed the video from up high in the truck’s basket, and Ted Sumner, who secured the truck for the video shoot.
If Rollins Place wins the contest, students will receive a visit by Litwin.