Welcome PoP to the 2018 - 2019 New Year’s Countdown!
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We’re gathered here to countdown to New Year’s for the USA time zones! (We would do more timezones, but most of the Americas share these times and the people across the world will have already celebrated New Year’s hours before this event starts. However, we PoP leaders would still like to wish the folks across the world from us a happy late 2019!)
Countdowns for each timezone will start three minutes before it is 12:00 AM for that timezone. One of the leaders or deputies will countdown from three to one minutes before 12 for that timezone, and then at 12:00 AM we’ll wish that timezone a happy New Year!
But the fun isn’t just the countdowns! A few hours before the countdowns start, we’ll have games and activities for everyone to complete to celebrate the coming of 2019 and to remember this past year. The events in this countdown will not be as extravagant as the ones seen in the PoP 1000 Members Gathering, but will instead be focused on celebrating and reminiscing.
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(all times are listed in EST in the description unless otherwise specified. A good time converter is timeanddate.com)
8pm to 9pm: Countdown studio opens! Chit chat and stuff.
9pm to 9:30pm: Sharing new year’s resolutions! Make sure that you share your resolution(s) in reply to the comment that introduces this activity.
9:30pm to 9:45pm: If needed, extra time to share resolutions. If not, this time can be spent as chat time!
9:45pm to 10:15pm: Top five - share the five biggest/most important/most memorable events that have happened to you this past year of 2018! Make sure to share in a reply to the comment that introduces this activity!
10:15pm to 10:30pm: If needed, extra time to share top fives. If not, this time can be spent as chat time!
10:30pm to 11:00pm: Two truths and one lie. It’s the classic game, but with a new year’s twist! In our countdown version of this game, all truths and lies must relate to your hopes and visions for this coming year. (Ex. I hope achieve all-As on all my report cards, I want to get to finals at a swim meet, I want to make a new friend) If you have questions about how to play, feel free to ask. For this game you can start a new comment chain each time you say two truths and one lie.
11:00pm to 11:15pm: If needed, extra time to play two truths and one lie. If not, this time can be spent as chat time!
11:15pm to 11:45pm: Scratch 2.0 Journey! A new year is approaching, alongside a new version of scratch. Share the most memorable events that have happened to you on scratch, starting from when 2.0 was first launched to today, when 3.0 is about to be launched.
11:45 to 11:56pm: If needed, extra time to share. If not, this time can be spent as chat time!
11:57pm to 12:00am: The countdown to 2019 for EST members! Flora will be doing this countdown!
12:00am to 12:15am: Chat time, EST 2019 celebrations
12:15am to 12:45am: A Year of PoP. Since joining, what have the most memorable experiences been for you in PoP? Please share in reply to the game introduction comment!
12:45am to 12:56am: If needed, extra time to share. If not, this time can be spent as chat time!
12:57am to 1:00am: The countdown to 2019 for CT members! (Genki and Fawn included!) Genki will be doing this countdown!
1:00am to 1:15am: Chat time, CT 2019 celebrations.
1:15am to 1:45am: What do you like about me? Reply to any comment in this studio explaining why you like that person! Feel free to do this for as many people as you’d like.
1:45am to 1:56am: If needed, extra time to share. If not, this time can be spent as chat time!
1:57am to 2:00am: The countdown to 2019 for MST members! Noodle will be doing this countdown!
2:00am to 2:15am: Chat time, MST 2019 celebrations.
2:15am to 2:45am: Spot the difference! There will be a project with two almost identical images, and you’ll have to spot the 10 challenging differences!
2:45am to 2:56am: If needed, extra time to play. If not, this time can be spent as chat time!
2:57am to 3:00am: The countdown to 2019 for PST members! (Feath and Noodle included!) Feath will be doing this countdown!
3:00am to 3:15am: Chat time, PST 2019 celebrations.
3:15 to 3:30am: New Year celebrations for all!
3:30am: Countdown ends! Happy New Year everyone - we wish you an amazing 2019. <33
*If anybody needs time conversions to their zone because they are unable to figure it out themselves, just let @FeatheredDreams know and she can assist you. :)
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Also! Please remember to fill in this form: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/276284341/