Coding and Robotics Winter 2023


Winter 2023 Coding and Robots: K-2nd Grade (Level 1) 

This class is designed to welcome students in kindergarten through second grade to the exciting world of programming! Students will learn how to use block coding and symbol-based programming through programs such as MIT Media Lab program Scratch, and robots such as Ozobot, Dash and more. Through the use of app-based coding programs, students will be able to design digital stories, games, and gain a foundation for the basics of coding. This class is a continuation of the current K-2nd curriculum. New students that wish to join the class should have a basic foundation in beginner reading. They should be able to read sight words and basic sentences.

Winter 2023 Coding and Robots: 1st-3rd Grade (Level 2) 

Using robots such as Sphero Bolt, Dash, and block coding programs such as Scratch and Microbit, students will explore robotics and coding through games, while also learning specific computer science concepts and reinforcing math skills, such as directionality and number recognition. Students will also be introduced to functions, variables, and conditional “if then” statements. This class is a continuation of the fall session, but new students may join as well.  Students must be in 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade to participate. 1st grade students must have taken a prior Level 2 coding class at Genius Gems to enroll. 1st grade students new to coding should enroll in the Level 1 class. 

Winter 2023 Robotics Team: 3rd-6th Grade (Level 3)

In this winter session of coding for students in 3rd-6th grade, students will focus on building fluency in coding, and applying programming language to real world applications and game design. Using tools such as Microbit, Sphero, CodeCombat, and advanced Scratch game design, students will utilize coding skills to code their own projects and their own programmable games. Students will learn about algorithms, functions, variables, loops and more. Students that demonstrate readiness will learn an introduction to Javascript. While this course is designed as a continuation of our fall session, it is open to new students interested in coding in 3rd-6th grade. Please email us at if you have any questions about your child’s class placement.