Student and teacher high-five after successfully completing a coding challenge.

First-graders learn computer coding during “Hour of Code”

Student and teacher high-five after successfully completing a coding challenge.
Teacher assistant Tessa Thompson celebrates with a student after successfully completing a coding challenge.

When our Clark Bees visited the library this week for specials, not only did they choose a book to check out, but they learned how to create some basic computer coding using their Chromebooks.

“We are all computer programmers today,” said librarian Mary Craig as she explained the lesson to her first grade students.  “We are not playing the games today. We are learning how to make them!” See photo gallery here.

In conjunction with Virginia Computer Science Education Week, teachers across the Charlottesville City Schools division have been participating in “Hour of Code,” a national effort to emphasize computer science in the classroom.