How I Use It
I use it for grades 4-8 currently but am considering using it with grades 2-3. It is very easy to introduce the interface and to demonstrate how to use the tools. Students catch on very quickly and soon are creating animations well beyond your expectations. Some of the older students say that it is babyish and prefer Alice but I think Scratch is a great component of my technology curriculum.
Scratch is a great introduction to computer programming. Students love the graphics and there are an infinite number of activities you can do with your students on Scratch.