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    In 2014 over 124,000,000 students participated in Hour of Code across the world. Van Buren is participating in Hour of Code for the third year in a row. This year we will have Hours of Code as we are taking the month of December and into January to learn about coding and how it works. Not only will we be using computers, but we will also do things unplugged to learn the basics. Mrs. Payton is very excited to teach the students and to learn along side them as well what coding is all about. She will be taking photos of students to document what we are learning. So be on the look out for your student. Ask your student what they have learned and join in on coding with them. Our main website and material that we are using comes from code.org. Join us in learning how to code.
  • To start off our Hour of Code the 4th and 5th graders did "Unplugged" activities. 4th grade did "Move It, Move It". Using a compass rose the controller had to tell the person how to move from the compass rose to the smiley face without looking down. The 5th grader had to make a tower to hold a book for 10 seconds using toothpicks, marshmallows and gum drops. Both classes learned that step by step instructions are important. 

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  • Monday, December 7, 2015 was the official start day for Hour of Code. All classes, K-5th were excited to get on the computers and code for themselves. Even the Kindergartners got to particiate. Watch for more photos each week as we do different activities on and off line.

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  • Today, December 10th, 2nd-5th grade students were busy learning about

    Graphpaper Programming.

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  • Hour of Code has been a HUGE success at Van Buren this year. We have a wall that has photos of each class as well as the 5th Graders Names in Binary Code.

    What a great month it has been teaching Coding to the students. 

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