Intro to Computer Science
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This is where each week's assignments in Intro to CS are posted. Please let me know if you have any questions!
Week 16: Monday, December 4th – Friday, December 8th
finish 6.3 Step Events and Motion
6.4 Unit 6 Exercises
I hope you find these motion and animation activities to be interesting, because I think they're a lot of fun! As always, let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful week!
Week 15: Monday, November 27th – Friday, December 1st
start Unit 6: Groups, Step Events, and Motion
6.2 Group Methods
start 6.3 Step Events and Motion
I hope your first week back goes well! As always, let me know if you have any questions.
PS: Make sure you plug in your Chromebook to charge overnight!
Week 14: Monday, November 13th – Friday, November 17th
5.4 Unit 5 Creative Task
5.5 Unit 5 Review
5.6 Unit 5 Practice Quiz
5.7 Unit 5 Quiz
I hope you have a restful and relaxing Thanksgiving Break! Please let me know if you have any questions on anything you're working on.
Week 13: Monday, November 6th – Friday, November 10th
finish 5.1 Complex Conditionals
5.2 More Key Events
5.3 Unit 5 Exercises
Next week, we'll wrap up Unit 5 with the Creative Task and Quiz, just in time for Thanksgiving Break. Let me know if you have any questions, and have a great week!
Week 12: Monday, October 30th – Friday, November 3rd
4.5 Unit 4 Creative Task
4.6 Unit 4 Review
4.7 Unit 4 Practice Quiz
4.8 Unit 4 Quiz
begin Unit 5: Complex Conditionals and More Key Events
start 5.1 Complex Conditionals
As always, let me know if you have any questions. Stay warm!
Week 11: Monday, October 23rd – Friday, October 27th
Welcome to 2nd Quarter – we're 1/4th done with the school year! Here's the plan for this week as we continue our work Unit 4: More Conditionals, Key Events, and Methods:
BEGIN 2nd QUARTER
finish 4.3 Methods
Tuesday 10/24: Security Summit Field Trip to I-X Center (meet at the cafeteria entrance at 8:45am!)
Wednesday 10/25: Capture the Flag Competition! (in class)
4.4 Unit 4 Exercises
I hope you have a great week, and get outside and enjoy the nice weather while it lasts! Please let me know if you have any questions.
Week 10: Monday, October 16th – Friday, October 20th
Welcome back from your 3-day weekend! Here's what we're doing for the last week of 1st Quarter as we start Unit 4: More Conditionals, Key Events, and Methods:
4.1 More Conditionals (if-elif-else Statements)
4.2 Key Events
END OF 1st QUARTER
Remember, Friday is the last day to turn in any work from Units 1, 2 or 3 for credit in 1st Quarter. Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week!
Week 9: Monday, October 9th – Thursday, October 12th
I hope you had a great weekend! Here's the plan for this abbreviated week as we wrap up Unit 3:
finish Unit 3 Creative Task
Unit 3 Review
Unit 3 Quiz
Unit 3 will be the last unit on your 1st Quarter grade.
We'll also have these important events this week:
Monday 10/9: Parent-Teacher Conferences @5-8pm – sign up here!
Tuesday 10/10: Passport to IT Careers field trip (8:15am-2:00pm)
Thursday 10/12: Early Release Day
Friday 10/13: Teacher PD Day – NO SCHOOL
Enjoy your three-and-a-half-day weekend! Please let me know if you have any questions.
Week 8: Monday, October 2nd – Friday, October 6th
Welcome to the first week of October! We're going to wrap up Unit 3 with some lessons on helper functions, which are snippets of code that CMU has provided to help you with the lesson exercises. You'll use helper functions throughout the remainder of the course. Here's the plan for this week:
3.3 Helper Functions
3.4 Unit 3 Exercises
start Unit 3 Creative Task
As always, let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week!
Week 7: Monday, September 25th – Friday, September 29th
Hi there! For the first week of autumn 🍂, we're going to learn some additional mouse events as well as conditionals, which are a critical aspect of computer science and found in every programming language. Here's the plan:
Unit 2 Quiz
3.1 Mouse Motion Events
3.2 Conditionals (if Statements)
I hope you have a great week! Please let me know if you have any questions.
Week 6: Monday, September 18th – Friday, September 22nd
Welcome to the last week of summer! Here are the topics we'll be working on as we wrap up Unit 2 on functions, mouse events, and properties:
2.4 Unit 2 Exercises
Unit 2 Creative Task
Unit 2 Review
As always, let me know if you have any questions!
Week 5: Monday, September 11th – Friday, September 15th
Welcome back! I hope you had a great Homecoming weekend. This week, we're starting Unit 2: Functions, Mouse Events, and Properties, which will allow us to add some interactivity to our programs. Here are the topics we'll be working on:
2.2 Mouse Events
These coding activities should be a lot of fun. Let me know if you have any questions, and have a great week!
Week 4: Tuesday, September 5th – Friday, September 8th
I hope you enjoyed your 3-day weekend! We're wrapping up Unit 1 this week, just in time for our very first quiz. Here's the plan for this hot, hot week:
Unit 1 Creative Task
Unit 1 Quiz
As always, please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything at all. Stay cool!
Week 3: Monday, August 28th – Friday, September 1st
I hope you enjoyed your unexpected 3-day weekend! Here's what we're doing in class for the last week of August:
1.3 Shapes - Notes and Exercises
start 1.4 Unit 1 Exercises
Keep up the great work, and as always, please let me know if you have any questions!
Week 2: Monday, August 21st – Friday, August 25th
Welcome to the first full week of the 2023-2024 school year! Now that we've had a few days to get to know each other and get everyone logged in to CMU CS Academy, we can get to work! Here's what we're doing in class this week:
1.1 Basics - Notes and Exercises
1.2 Colors - Notes and Exercises
I hope you had a great first week and that you were able to get some rest this weekend before we attempt to go to school for five full days without strange bell schedules or burning birds. Let me know you have any questions!