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CodeCraft Junior: Digital Discoveries with ScratchJr

CodeCraft Junior: Digital Discoveries with ScratchJr

Dive into CodeCraft Junior: Digital Discoveries with ScratchJr, a comprehensive course that spans Animated Adventures, Mysteries of Science, and World Travelers.

Kids will animate their own stories, solve scientific puzzles, and explore cultures worldwide, all through the fun of coding. This program fosters creativity, critical thinking, and global awareness, making it perfect for young minds eager to learn and explore. With engaging activities in each module, students develop essential coding skills while diving deep into animation, science, and geography. Join the adventure today!


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  • About CodeCraft Junior: Digital Discoveries with ScratchJr

    CodeCraft Junior: Digital Discoveries with ScratchJr is designed in alignment with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards, ensuring a comprehensive and balanced approach to early digital literacy and coding education. This course invites young learners to dive into the world of coding through engaging, hands-on activities that combine motion and technology.

    Our curriculum seamlessly integrates coding principles with English Language Arts (ELA) crossovers, fostering both scientific inquiry and literacy skills. By exploring coding concepts through ScratchJr, students enhance their technical abilities while developing storytelling and communication skills. Each lesson is thoughtfully structured to include a mix of coding exercises and physical activities, promoting a balance between screen time and active play.

  • Focus Areas

    Animated Adventures: Dive into Animated Adventures, where students bring their stories to life with ScratchJr, combining coding with creativity to craft interactive tales. This focus area nurtures storytelling skills and technical prowess, making every coding session an imaginative journey.

    Mysteries of Science: Uncover the Mysteries of Science as students explore scientific concepts through engaging ScratchJr projects, blending coding with hands-on experiments. This focus area sparks curiosity and promotes critical thinking, linking coding to real-world scientific discoveries.

    World Travelers: Embark on a global journey with World Travelers, where students use ScratchJr to create interactive maps and cultural stories. This focus area enhances geographic literacy and coding skills, encouraging young learners to explore and connect with diverse cultures around the world.

  • Improves Analytical Abilities

    Teaching young children Scratch coding fosters critical thinking and problem-solving skills. As they create interactive stories, games, and animations, they learn to break down tasks into smaller steps and find creative solutions, boosting their analytical abilities.

  • Improves Computational Thinking

    Scratch introduces children to computational thinking concepts, like sequencing, loops, and conditional statements. These fundamental principles help them understand how to approach challenges logically, an essential skill in today's technology-driven world.

  • Unleashes Creativity

    Scratch coding empowers children to unleash their creativity by bringing their ideas to life through coding. As they gain confidence in navigating and using technology, they develop digital literacy, making them more adaptable and resourceful in the digital age.

Sample Lessons

These lessons offer a glimpse into the vibrant and expressive world of CodeCraft Junior: Digital Discoveries with ScratchJr, showcasing how students can transform their creativity through animated adventures, scientific mysteries, and global explorations into an enriching and educational coding journey.

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Animate Your Imagination: Creating Interactive Stories

In this lesson, students will learn to bring their wildest stories to life by creating interactive animations using ScratchJr. They'll combine coding with creativity, making characters move, talk, and interact in their own unique adventures.

Code the Cosmos: Exploring Space Mysteries

Students will embark on a cosmic journey, using ScratchJr to code their own space missions and discover the mysteries of the universe. This lesson combines the excitement of space exploration with the fundamentals of coding, sparking curiosity and wonder.

Jungle Safari: Digital Animal Adventures

In this thrilling lesson, students will code a virtual jungle safari, creating animated animals and ecosystems with ScratchJr. They’ll learn about different wildlife while honing their coding skills in a fun and engaging way.

Time Travel Tales: Coding Historical Adventures

Students will travel back in time to explore ancient civilizations and historical events by coding interactive timelines and stories with ScratchJr. This lesson makes history come alive, blending education and technology in a captivating experience.

Underwater Exploration: Coding Ocean Discoveries

Dive into the depths of the ocean as students use ScratchJr to create underwater adventures, complete with sea creatures and coral reefs. This lesson immerses students in marine biology and coding, fostering a love for both science and technology.

Course Format

Our curriculum is designed to blend the dynamic structure of afterschool programs with the proven 5E instructional model—Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.

Each phase is crafted to captivate and retain student interest, fostering a seamless and enriched learning experience.

Engage Phase: We spark curiosity with captivating STEM visuals and thought-provoking prompts to draw students into the subject matter.

Explore Phase: Students embark on their educational journey with clear STEM objectives, supported by an environment that encourages experimentation and learning from mistakes.

Explain Phase: Foundational STEM knowledge is delivered, often integrating concepts from various disciplines to provide a holistic understanding.

Elaborate Phase: Students participate in hands-on STEM projects and activities, reinforcing their learning through practical application and critical thinking exercises.

Evaluate Phase: The journey culminates in reflection, where students assess their achievements and connect their learning to real-world STEM applications.

This structured yet flexible approach ensures every student benefits from a comprehensive, engaging, and reflective STEM educational experience.

Our Instructors Are Our Top Asset

At BAM!, our vision for innovative K-8 education extends beyond just curriculum; it encompasses the educators who bring that curriculum to life. Selecting & training our educators is a continuous and meticulous process, ensuring they are not just equipped with subject matter expertise but also the skills to inspire and connect with students on a personal level.

  • 100% adult educators recruited from prestigious universities ( No CITs at BAM!)
  • Highly refined interview and background check process 
  • Extensive training that goes well beyond curriculum & classroom management
  • Ongoing year-round opportunities to teach in our summer camp. After-school, and structured recess programs.

We celebrate your success!

Upon the conclusion of your child's program, they will be presented with an official Brains & Motion Education certification.