It was another snow day today which reminds me of a recent project made by a 2nd-grade class. They missed Hour of Code Week activities so their teacher asked me to do a coding project with them.
Over the course of three 25 minute computer lab times, the 2nd graders created these winter themed projects. They include 3-4 clickable sprites and one sprite that introduces the project and gives directions.
This was a true first project for these students. I introduced all the different aspects of Scratch: Stage, Sprites, Code blocks, events, etc. We started with making the Sprites ‘clickable’ – meaning they would do something when we clicked on them. We did a few different Sprites do different things. There was some confusion around having the Sprite “say” hello. The students expected to hear “hello” spoken, not written on the screen. I guess I need to be more precise when describing that action.
We did add a Sprite that plays a Sound when clicked, and one that turns, one that changes color. And one that glides. I decided that the glide block would work better in our interactive project than a move block that might eventually move off the stage.
The last Sprite we added was one that would introduce the project and “say” the directions.
I thought they did a great job on their first project.