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Starter Guide

The CS First Starter Guide provides an overview of how CS First works, and should be used in conjunction with your theme-specific lesson plans.

Lesson Plans

Lesson plans offer step-by-step instructions for teachers, including optional scripts.

Solution Sheets

Solution sheets provide example solutions for each project. Use these as a reference to help struggling students.

Informational Flyer

Post this flyer to help generate student interest in CS First.

Promo Video

Show this video during assemblies, homeroom, news broadcasts, or existing after-school activities to encourage students to sign up for CS First.


Each student receives a passport to record their usernames and passwords, and to keep track of their progress throughout the class.

Special printing instructions: Print this document double-sided, and set your printer to flip on the short edge. Then, fold the booklet in half and staple down the middle.


Celebrate your students' hard work using these printable certificates.


Students receive sticker badges as they complete activities.

Special printing instructions: This document is designed to be printed on these label sheets.

Community Board

The community board should be hung in a visible location at the front of the room. After the final video, students use it to post words of thanks or encouragement to their peers.

Special printing instructions: This poster is best printed on 11" x 17" paper.

Contingency Plan

Contingency plans provide alternative activities that can be completed without a computer. Use these in the event a technical problem prevents the class from running as planned.

Student Roster

Use the roster to keep track of students' CS First and Scratch usernames and passwords.