Last summer a student at MIT put together this nice resource for learning Scratch. It can even be used as handouts for students for their structured exploration of the basics of the program.
Here is the link.
Long time no see (was it last June or longer?). Life is good; beginning of a term, faculty are becoming more and more interested in technology integration, and teaching continues to be more of a challenge as kids' brains change. Never a dull moment!