Scratch Fair

To celebrate 10 years of the coding program, Scratch, and to show off our coding skills to the rest of the school and our parents, we had a Scratch Fair today along with the other grade 3’s and the grade 1’s!

It was great to see everyone sharing their projects, learning new things, and helping others. Way to go, grade 3’s!

What did you do at the Scratch Fair?

What could we add to the Scratch Fair to make it better next time?

How-to Scratch Videos

We have enjoyed learning how to create our own games in Scratch this winter! Check out the following How-to videos below to learn more:

  1. Create a Ping Pong Game with Jordan
  2. Make Your Paddle Move Side-to-Side with Payton
  3. Pair Programming with Azalea & Kyndrid

What kind of game did you create in Scratch?

Did you work by yourself or work with a partner? Which do you prefer?

Coding a Ping Pong Game

Students have been working hard to learn how to code their own ping pong game by pair programming. One student is the driver (i.e. the coder) and one student is the navigator (i.e. makes suggestions). Students will change roles throughout their coding time and work together.

We have also been having success with students taking on leadership roles and helping other groups in the class. Check out some of our games below:


What is the trickiest thing you found when coding your game?

What else could we add to our ping pong games?

What kind of game would you like to code next?

Learning Computer Language

Today we started to learn how to code using the Code Studio! You can find the link under our Learning Links tab at the top. This year our class received a grant from SET-BC for technology in our classroom to help us learn how to code. We were very excited to get started 🙂

What is the language of computers called?

What do you think we can do when we learn how to code?


We are learning how to code!!! We started practicing on Studio Code by using tutorials to code Angry Birds to learn how to make them move in a game. This week we got to go on the program, Scratch.


After taking some tutorials to learn what Scratch can do, we got to code our very own Ping Pong games! Check out Ty’s:

By using Scratch to code his game, Ty chose the background, the objects, the sounds, and how the score works. Great job, Ty! I can’t wait to see what the rest of the class creates 🙂

What do you think about Scratch? 

How is your Ping Pong game coming along?