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Create a Comic About Jackie Robinson

Step One – Read the Story About Jackie Robinson

February’s Edgemere Book of the Month is Jackie Robinson: A Life of Determination. Find it on BookFlix in the People & Places section. It’s in the first pairing with Amazing Grace.


Step Two – Get the Pictures

Here is a collection of pictures of Jackie Robinson that covers most of the key parts of his life that you can use in your comic. Download the file, open up iPhoto and then drag the folder of Jackie Robinson into your iPhoto window. After you do this, you’ll be able to find the pictures in Comic Life.

Step Three – Start putting together your comic

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.


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.