Beginner Scratch (Twice Weekly x 4 Weeks)

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6 - 9 yrs


Mon, Wed

Jul 26, 2021 - Aug 18, 2021


4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT


Kathleen W.


4 students

Class Experience

Learn how to program in Scratch, online coding platform developed by MIT. Our Scratch curriculum is designed to motivate through example rather than through drills. Kids will gain the confidence to explore the vast Scratch platform on their own by the end of the semester.

Class Schedule (typical 60 min class):
Check-in (5 min)
We start our curriculum promptly, so students should be logged into both Zoom and online coding platform (Scratch) at the beginning of the session. Teachers make sure everyone is ready to participate and engage.

Coding (45 min)
Teacher demonstrates the day's project and how it will work. The enthusiasm sustains the kids through the ups and downs of making the code work. Kids learn how to overcome things that "don't work" by figuring it out with the teacher.

Show and Tell (10 min)
The last 10 min of class can be spent playing each other's game and project that they made during the class. Its ok if students don't quite feel ready to participate, but if they do they get to 'present' their project to the rest of the class.

Flexible Makeup
We have a flexible makeup policy so if you miss or know  you'll miss a class, you can do a makeup at any of the other Beginner Scratch class offered that week.

Age ranges are approximate. If you are unsure which class would be best for your child, please feel free to reach out to us at and we would be happy to help.


Stable internet connection is required. Computer with keyboard and mouse is recommended for the coding. iPad and tablets can be used in addition to the computer to view the Zoom video screen to follow along with the teaccher.

How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.


5.0 out of 5

Based on 2 activity ratings

Michelle V.

Jul 13, 2020


My son loves learning about coding. Shelby is very good instructor.

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Sep 12, 2021


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Susan C.

Sep 9, 2021


Very easy to follow along.


Nothing! Karissa was excellent!!

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About Penguin Coding School

Penguin Coding School was started in the fall of 2016 by a Massachusetts dad to turn kids onto the joys of coding. We have developed an unique curriculum that emphasizes the joys of creation as the motivation for learning. We believe coding is a lifelong creative endeavor, and a skill that is becoming increasingly necessary to be a productive citizen in the 21st century.LEARN REAL PROGRAMMING (Scratch, HTML, Javascript, Python, Java)- Best of Boston Science and Technology Enrichment Program (Boston Parents Magazine)- GRADES 1-3 Scratch - learn a lot more with a structured class- GRADES 4-6 HTML/Javascript - build web apps and games; learn while having fun- GRADES 5-8 Python - foundation in computer science with world's most popular programming language- GRADES 8-12 Java - prepare for AP Java in high school

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