The Hour of Code is here at RVIS!! The Hour of Code is an annual global event/initiative that takes place every year during Computer Science Education Week, the first week in December. This year, it runs from December 3rd- December 9th. More than 100 million students from around the world participate and engage in at least one hour of coding and computer science activities. The idea behind this movement is to generate love and excitement for computer programming with an emphasis on creativity. Our students at RVIS also did multiple activities in their classroom with their teachers. In kindergarten students used Box Island to learn the basics of algorithms, sequences, loops and conditionals! While lower elementary students worked on activities like Stars Wars and Building the Galaxy, Upper elementary had fun coding in Minecraft and a brand new activity this year called Create your own Dance Party. Our Learning Commons has also been buzzing with excitement as various coding stations are set up for them during recess . Some paper based games called unplugged are also used to help students learn to program and code even without computers!