With the end of school closing in quickly (one more week!), I decided to show my students some of the advanced projects Scratch is capable of. I walked them through how to open the projects that come packaged with Scratch, and how to analyze the scripts to get techniques and ideas for their own projects.
At their own computers, students were able to explore the projects and try them out anyway they liked. Some simply played the games, some tried manipulating the scripts, and some just enjoyed the music. :p
Unfortunately, I think this is where my Scratch instruction is going to end this year. If I were to extend it from here, my next lesson would be to take an existing project and then tweak it into something else. I was actually planning to tweak Surf Taco by changing some costumes, and also adding the ability to keep score. But that will have to wait until next year.
I can't wait!