The Week Before Winter Break Projects

Assuming you’re done with all of your regular assignments, you now have your choice of working on one of the following projects.

Choice A: Make a Christmas or Winter Card

Choice B: Make a Slideshow about Reading Under the Stars

Here’s the pictures. Here’s the directions. Go to it.

Choice C: Make a Recording of Jingle Bells

When we made our GarageBand song, I showed you how to use loops. But you can also play a song if you know the notes. Watch the video to learn how.

Here are the keyboard notes to “Jingle Bells.” Practice them until you’re good and then record them.

JingleBells

Choice D: Start the Coding Course

Code.org has several courses for elementary students to teach them how to code. I’m going to be going through the more advanced courses to see if they’re worthwhile over the winter break, but the first course is fun and teaches you beginning concepts. Follow the directions in the video to get an account and get started.

Fifth grade students use this link.

Sixth grade students use this link.

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