Kids! Create your own animations, games, music, art, interactive stories with Scratch! Scratch is a free program you can download to your computer. Check it out:
If you are 8 to 11 years old, you can sign up to learn Scratch at the Main Library. We will have three classes, each one about a different part of the program. Each class is independent of the others, so you can take any or all of them. These are hands-on classes, so class size is limited.
Access the Scratch website and download the program to your own computer at scratch.mit.edu
Note to Parents,
Here is an excerpt from the About Scratch web page:
Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web.
As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
And the winner is…
Newbery Honor Books:
- SPLENDORS AND GLOOMS by Laura Amy Schlitz
- THREE TIMES LUCKY by Sheila Turnage
- BOMB: THE RACE TO BUILD-AND-STEAL THE WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS WEAPON by Steve Sheinkin
THIS IS NOT MY HAT by Jon Klassen won the Caldecott Medal for best illustrations.
- CREEPY CARROTS illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron Reynolds
- EXTRA YARN illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett
- GREEN illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
- ONE COOL FRIEND illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo
- SLEEP LIKE A TIGER illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Mary Logue
All of these books are available at the Elkhart Public Library.