Yesterday our class excitedly participated in an Hour of Code. Owen's mom, Alice did a FANTASTIC job of coaching the kids through their first "coding" experience. I imagine they excitedly came home to tell you about it. Interested in more information? Check out www.code.org
In an effort to encourage nothing but stellar work, I showcase a different student's work every few days on the stellar work board. They're always excited to have theirs chosen and I always share with the class why I chose theirs.
Have you heard about Eddie? If not, you've now been formally introduced. Eddie flies from one table to another as "he" sees kids working at their tables. The kids are highly motivated to work for Eddie.