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This resource contains 10 different digital New Year's themed activities in Google Slides™ that are fun and paperless while remaining academic.
Slide 1: Title page
Slide 2: Directions for Chromebook/computer users and iPad users
Slide 3: Paragraph about the New Year's Eve Ball Drop in Times Square -students highlight the important information using the highlighter tool
Slide 4: Embedded YouTube video about New Year's Eve fun facts from around the world. Students type their answers in the right hand side of the chart. After answers have been added the the chart, students will use the magic reveal magnifying glass to uncover the correct answers that are hidden in the answer key that appears to the right of the slide.
Slide 5: Fun Facts About Fireworks: Students will visit the three different kid friendly websites that are hyperlinked in the speaker notes to research facts about fireworks. They will then type their 5 favorite facts using the text boxes provided on the stars.
Slide 6: Summarize It! Students will summarize something they learned from Slides 3-5 (or you could choose to give them a passage/book to read and then summarize on this slide)
Slide 7: Acrostic Poem: Students will type an acrostic poem using the word JANUARY.
Slide 8: Making Words: Students will type 3 letter, 4 letter and 5+ letter words they can make from the letters in RESOLUTION.
Slide 9: Practice It: Students will practice typing 2019 when identifying the dates in the questions in the chart. For example, what is today's date? The students would type: January 4th, 2019 (or whatever the date is at the time of completion).
Slide 10: Decorate It: Students will take a selfie and and crop to a circular shape (directions included). They will place their selfie under the party hat. Then they will use the fill tool and shape tools to decorate their party hat. In the text box provided, students will type a few sentences or paragraph about what they did on New Year's Eve (or you could provide any prompt of your choice!
Slide 11: My Resolution: Students will type out their New Year's Resolution.
Slide 12: Find It! Word Search: Students can use the fill tool or line tool to mark words they find. Draggable check marks are provided for students to mark off the words they have found.
All slides contain student directions in the speaker notes.
If you would like to print any of the slides, they are all set to print on 11x8.5 paper :)
This resource comes as a link in a PDF file. First, make sure you are signed into your Google account. Click on the link and you will be prompted to "Make a Copy". Rename the file to whatever you would like. The presentation will be sent directly to your Drive! Disperse to your students via Google Classroom™, Google Drive™ Shared folder, your Learning Platform, etc..
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