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Hour of Code Scratch Tutorial (Holiday card)

To view the Hour of Code Scratch Tutorial click on the link below:

Hour of Code

As educators, we strive to help our students understand the world around them. This week, during Computer Science Education Week, is sponsoring an Hour of Code where students will gain a basic understanding of the underlying software that drives our modern world.  Through STEM education, the development of critical thinking skills and hands-on programs like, we hope to change our students from simple consumers of technology to empowered innovators and makers.

Are you teaching/learning code in school?

Watch this video to better understand why we need to teach learn code to provide our students with the best opportunities for their future.

Begin the basic hour of code below:

Christmas around the World Project Resources

You will be writing a three paragraph essay about Christmas traditions in your assigned country. Follow the guidelines distributed in class. Remember to keep track of the websites visited and the date you visit them. You will need to cite in MLA (Modern Language Association) format.

Below is a list of websites with content for your project:

Storyboard template

The Science/Computer research storyboard template can be downloaded below. Please remember thatthe deadline to turn in storyboards is:

6A- Thursday, October 31st

6B- Wednesday, October 30th

Rubric for Computer Class/Science Research Project

 The guidelines and rubric for the Computer Class portion of the Science research project can be found below:



Drawing kachinas


Internet Security Pre-test

The Internet is a wonderful resource, but you have to take precautions to stay safe. Take a few minutes to complete this Internet safety test. Please do this by yourself and do not share your answers with your classmates. I will review your answers to determine what we need to go over to stay safe online.

Click on the link below to start the test:

Thank You,

Mrs. Whiteford

DC Metro Area Maker Faire

“Robots, electric go-karts, interactive art, flying machines, and so much more to see and do –KID Museum is hosting the Silver Spring Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, September 29th at Veteran’s Plaza and Great Hall in Silver Spring, from 12:00-5:00p.m. The Maker Faire features free family activities, two performance stages, and innovative projects created by inventors, hackers, crafters, artists, and do-it-yourselfers of all kinds.