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Learn ABCs – Year of the OX

Feb 5, 2021

Our ABC's and 123's series continues!

Welcome to our ABC’s and 123’s series!

We’ve created programs for each letter so that your students can save these projects to their My Projects folders, understand how the code works, and then watch Dash trace out the letters using Sketch Kit.

Below are printable PDF’s that include the program codes that students need to add to their Blockly Apps or their accounts in the web version of Blockly.

Check back every Friday for new letters and numbers as we roll out new themes each week!

This week, help Dash spell the word O-X and 2021!

Send out a Dash-themed Lunar New Year greeting on social media, tag your post #dash2021, and we might share it out!

Lunar New Year is celebrated in many east Asian countries including China, South Korea, and Vietnam. The Lunar New Year usually falls between January 21 and February 20. This year, Lunar New Year is on February 12. A lunar year is 12 full cycles of the Moon, which is a little less than a solar year. In some years, an extra lunar cycle is added to keep in sync with the solar year.

The Chinese Zodiac is a 12-year cycle, with each year being represented by an animal and its reputed attributes. On February 12, it is the start of the Year of the Ox. People born in the Year of the Ox are said to be strong, reliable, fair and conscientious, and confidence-inspiring. They are also known to be calm, patient, methodical, and trustworthy.They can be stubborn and don’t like to fail or be challenged.* Can you identify these traits in someone you know born in a Year of the Ox?

Click on the letter to download a printable PDF.

From February 5- 28, enter for a chance to win a Dash + Sketch Pack Bundle!

Sketch Pack Bundle Details

Valued at $279.99, this pack includes

1 – Dash robot
1 – Sketch Kit (harness, challenge cards)
1 – Whiteboard Mat
1 – Marker Refill Pack
Enter to Win

Not sure how to save a program to your Blockly App? Here are step-by-step instructions.

Dash Robot + Sketch Kit and Challenge Cards

Sketch Pack (with Whiteboard Mat included)