What is coding? Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps, and websites. If you like building blocks, you will like coding! Students in Grades 1-5 have been using a nationally sponsored website called code.org to teach students the basics of creating code. “Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science.” At MTV and RES, students have used the following: Kodable is…

The focus of this lesson was to teach the students color mixing, craftsmanship with their paining skills, as well as the terms Tint and Shade. Students helped me define the term Tint: mixing white into a base color to get a lighter value of the base color, and Shade: mixing black into a base color to get a darker value of the base. They started by painting a moon with plain white, following by mixing the first tint with the lightest variation, and then darker layers until they…