Future engineers entering grades one and two are invited to try out hands on coding with Gail Ramsay (Code & Circuit, Amesbury) and Kathy Watson (Kimball Library) with generously donated Blue-bots (robots designed for kids).
Watch as the actual Blue-Bot, along with the one on the screen, follows the program. If your code didn’t do what you wanted, simply change the commands on screen and send the program again. Creating a program on-screen, sending it to Blue-Bot, and revising as desired provides an additional conceptual level of understanding that further develops algorithmic thinking skills. Blue-Bot brings science, technology, engineering, and math into the classroom for even the youngest students and helps build foundational skills for lifelong learning.
Typically it costs $200 to send one child to a coding camp for 8 weeks. Due to donations and sponsorship from the Library Board of Trustees, this program is available for $40 per child.
Registration is required in person and is complete when the fee is paid. Unattended classes are not refunded.
Class will take place at the library on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 from September 17 to November 5. Children may take the bus from Atkinson Academy to the library if parents make arrangements with pick-up patrol. (The library is not taking responsibility for the transportation, we are only letting you know that there is a bus that stops here.) Please pack them a snack that they can have before 3:30.
This program was made possible by the generosity of the the Blue-Bots donation from the Atkinson Women’s Civic Club along with the Library Board of Trustees.