Coding Program





    Cerritos Elementary School Computer Science Immersion Magnet is proud to be partnering with Code to the Future 


    At Cerritos Elementary : 


    • All students TK - 6th grade code at Cerritos.  The coding program is taught during the day as part of the curriculum.


    • Coding projects are integrated into the curriculum. Students' projects are integrated as part of Science, Social Studies and ELA.  


    • There are 3 cycles of coding in one year (1 per trimester).  All students begin with Scratch or Scratch Jr. which is a block-based coding program. Projects may begin with students adding sprites, backgrounds, sound and motion, to coding a full presentation in core academic subject areas like Social Studies and Science as well as creating games. 


    During the second cycle, students in TK -1st grade work with Lego bricks to design a 3-D project, which is then coded using Scratch.  Students in 2nd-3rd grade work with the LEGOSpike Essential robots. They assemble the robots and create a story line that ties into the coding and movement of the robots.  Students in grades 4th through 6th assemble and code the LEGO Spike Prime robots to create different motions, such as behaving as a specific animal to completing a full mission. 


    In the third cycle, students in grades 3rd through 6th move from block-based coding to text coding using Python.  Projects are integrated into the curriculum where students develop a world based on what is being learned in the core curriculum.  



    Coding Cycles



    SCRATCH projects


                                       Scratch                                                     science coding         




      Lego SPIKE Robot Coding


                                   Spike   Spike




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