A student at Genet Coding Club

Students created maps for Ozobots to follow with the goal of knocking down miniature bowling pins.

The Genet Coding Club completed its third and final session of the school year last week with a family day, as parents joined their children in the school library for a “Bowling with Ozobot” activity. Students showed their parents the basics of coding as they had Ozobots knock over miniature bowling pins.

Genet 5th Grade Teacher and Coding Club Advisor Justin Russello said the students learned a lot of introductory lessons about coding this year, and he already has plans for next school year.

“The students learned about coding syntax, ordered instructions, game theory and debugging,” Mr. Russello said. “My plan for next year is to offer a Level 2 session for the fifth graders who coded with me this year as fourth graders. Level 2 would involve using a Blockly programming language to write code on our Chromebooks.”