Crazy About Coding at CAIS
Taking part in the annual Hour of Code, all Kindergarten through eighth grade CAIS students completed self-paced, 1-hour tutorials that introduced them to basic programming skills. Core concepts include: pattern recognition, problem solving, spatial visualization, sequencing, loops, conditionals, and how to debug programs.
- Kindergarteners used a 100% visual interface to control cute and silly characters called Foos. Students coded their way through exciting puzzle adventures using cartoon cops, builders and ninjas.
- Second and third graders used blocks of code to take Minecraft’s Steve and Alex on an adventure through a Minecraft world.
- Fifth graders learned the basics of a traditional programming language, Python, as they defeated ogres, solved mazes, and leveled up in the game Code Combat.
- Third, fourth and fifth graders, who have been developing computational thinking skills this year in coding class, expanded their understanding by experimenting with new programming languages and tools.
A password protected gallery of images (community password will be shared in CAIS Notices) from the week is available at the CAIS SmugMug site.