Beginner Coding with Scratch® – Bugbee

Beginner Coding with Scratch® – Bugbee


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Beginner Coding with Scratch®
at Bugbee Elementary School

Scratch® programming language provides a super-fun way to introduce your child to the wonders of Coding!  If your child enjoyed “Hour of Code”  in December at school, this course will help them build on that experience significantly.  Drag, drop, click… you’ll be amazed at what they can do!  Our curriculum keeps things fresh and introduces new projects to learn to use Scratch® including Video Game Design, Computer Animation, Story-Telling, Computer Graphic Arts, and more.  See how easy and fun learning to code can be!
Scratch® is recommended for Ages 8 and up.  To learn more about the Scratch® programming language, click here.  

Bugbee Elementary School
1943 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Room Assignment: TBD

Dates: (6) Thursdays – 3/5, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23
No classes held on 3/12 and 4/16.

Registration Details

Enrollment for this program is limited students in Grades K-2 and currently matriculated at Bugbee Elementary School in West Hartford, CT.  Identification will be checked, so please ensure your emergency contact and information for those who you authorize for pickup are included in your registration at check out.  For your child’s safety, NextGen SmartyPants Teachers are unable to dismiss a child to anyone not previously authorized for pickup.  All NextGen SmartyPants Teachers are experienced educators and have undergone extensive background checks, child abuse prevention training, fire and emergency safety training, and basic first aid training.  Your Teacher will reach out and provide you their direct contact information as the start date of class gets closer.
Classes will be held on the following (6) Thursdays: 3/5; No Class on 3/12; 3/19; 3/26; 4/2; 4/9; No Class on 4/16; and 4/23.
Each week, please let your school know that you authorize your child to attend our class after school; this helps prevent errors of children from getting on the school bus.  Classes will beginning immediately after school from 3:2oPM-4:30PM.  Students will be asked to visit restrooms, eat snack, take medications, etc. if needed prior to entering the classroom and our program will begin at 3:30PM.  
When you arrive to pick-up your child, please come right into the classroom.  While it is not always possible, if you have the opportunity, please arrive a little early so that your child can show you what they have learned and accomplished during our program.  Our students work very hard in our classes and we have found this ability to share their work with the people that they love most to be a huge motivator for them!   Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s education! 
NextGen SmartyPants is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing the highest quality technology education for our youth.  If you have any questions about this course or about NextGen SmartyPants, please drop us a line at (860) 272-4000 or