Hour of Code at Alpine

Stem School

This week has been incredible with a variety of Hour of Code activities! Mandy Blumreich, a parent here at Alpine, has done an amazing job in helping us coordinate this huge activity. Over 250 countries are participating this year and the goal is to double the number of students involved from 42 million last year to 100 million this year. At Alpine, we are helping them add about 600 students towards that participation goal!

Students in preschool and kindergarten did some "unplugged" coding and will have the opportunity to participate in creating code using icons and drag and drop skills on the computer. Older students in 1st-5th are coding online, using drag and drop skills, pictures and words.  

This Thursday and Friday students will have the opportunity to program in the "Coding Lab" (STEM Lab and Library) with friends.  Next week, students can drop in to the Coding Lab M-F morning from 8:30-9 and again M-Th afternoon from 3:30-4.  Please be sure to talk to your child about getting permission to come! Want to code at home?  Visit code.org/learn and check out all the coding opportunities on that page.  Scroll down to "Tutorial for Beginners" and see what coding is all about for yourself.  Visit code.org/educate/K5 for courses.  Scroll down to Course 1, 2 and 3.  All Alpine Students have started on Course 1 but many are already onto Course 2.  If they work at home, be sure to sign off on their "KIDS THAT CODE" booklet so they can receive a certificate from their classroom teacher. Happy Coding!