One of my passions is helping students love coding. I love opportunities in the summer to lead camps which allow me to build relationships with students outside my ‘normal’ academic grade level (3rd grade) at Casady School. Last week, I led a camp for rising kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students, called “Adventures in Coding” through our “Casady Summer by The Lake” program. The majority of our camp activities were ‘offline,’ using BeeBot robots.
Our final ‘coding adventure’ for the camp was a “Pirate Adventure.” We used the PBS Scratch Jr. app to draw and animate our own pirate scenes. This is a 13 minute video tutorial I created in advance for my students to use in this activity, and I’ve added it to my YouTube playlist of Scratch Junior tutorials.