I truly appreciate and enjoy when teachers take risks in the classroom. This past week one of our educators wanted to see what would happen if first graders combined their experience with Scratch and Writer’s Workshop. The conversations students were having on the first day of this work were incredible. They were discussing setting, character traits, plot, sequence, ideas…all in a collaborative pairing. I think I anticipated the coding would take center stage but it really didn’t. The coding and the writing worked in connection throughout. Wonderful project, great risk taking and we all learned a great deal from it. I can’t wait to see where this new learning takes us.