After viewing the two videos on Scratch, students explored the projects already in Scratch to gain a better understanding of the program and its possibilities.

I made six sets of the twelve Scratch Cards and laminated each title card on a different color construction paper. The sets are housed in a hanging file folder for students' ease of keeping cards organized and accessible.

NEXT TIME I will assign the same cards to partners/groups so that students will have teammates nearby to problem solve.
Scratch Sheets

Each student keeps a ScratchSheet - a chart that I created in Word to record their progress and comments. The chart includes the number, color and title of each of the twelve cards. Space is provided for student comments/reflections. This record is also used as a reference to post on their wiki page in Scratchposts, the wiki website.

NEXT TIME I will assign/ make sure the students begin with the easier cards. I edited the chart already to add the color of the cards for easier reference.

Scratch Sheets

To integrate Scratch with Science, we focus on the terms and definitions of independant and dependant variables. When students manipulate the variables in the scripts, they instantly observe the responses on their screens. To integrate Scratch with Language Arts students record on a graphic organizer (ScratchSheets) and write reflections on their wiki pages.

NEXT TIME I will create more structure in the writing and the terminology expectations.
Technology students are helping each other and the teachers. The homeroom teacher comes into the technology lab with their students, so we have two teachers in the room. While the teachers are helping the students with grammar, spelling and sentence structure, the students are helping the teachers with technology skills!

NEXT TIME we teachers will have more programming experience in Scratch!