Intro to Coding – Algorithms & Series

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Introducing coding and algorithms to early learners can be FUN and include real world connections. 

  • Link included for Seesaw Activity
  • Link included for Google™ Slide Drag & drop Activity

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Why teach coding through routines? Coding is an abstract concept, which means our young students need concrete ways to understand it. Routines are ingrained throughout our daily lives; especially young children. Using daily routines helps them make connections to an abstract concept and build a concrete understanding.

This resource delivers that for budding programmers. It helps them look at their everyday routines through a coding lens. And they begin to think like a programmer who writes meaningful algorithms.  

Additional perks to these activities are that you can differentiate for your students, give them choice in their learning, and repeated use!

💜 You’re students will love these activities because they are familiar with the featured everyday activities. They also love being able to move pieces around while they manipulate their line of code.

💜 You will love these activities because while your students are learning about writing algorithms, they are also practicing sequencing, logical thinking, and reflecting on daily routines. 

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Included

AFTER downloading this resource you’ll get:

🖥️ Standards Based Lesson that walks you through how to introduce coding algorithms to really young students. Standards are listed below.

🖥️ Directions and tips for using the activities.

🖥️ Code a Perfect Day Draw & Color → students draw an algorithm of what they would do during their most perfect day

🖥️ Code a Perfect Day Cut & Paste → students cut out pictures and paste them in the order they’d do during their most perfect day

🖥️ Code a Perfect Day Sort → students manipulate activities to put them in the order they’d complete them during their most perfect day

🖥️ Code a Perfect Day Drag & Drop → digital activity for students to write an algorithm that depicts their most perfect day. Digital activities are created for Google™ and Seesaw™

🖥️ 2 Reflection sheets for learners of different writing capabilities.

Digital Drag & Drop, sorting, & cut & paste activities are included for the other routines that students are familiar with: 

🖥️ Toothbrushing Algorithms → students write an algorithm for brushing their teeth 

🖥️ Bedtime Series → students write an algorithm for getting ready for bed

🖥️ Get Ready for School → students write an algorithm for getting ready for school

Standards

This activity addresses the following standards:

CSTA: 

  • Develop programs with sequences and simple loops, to express ideas or address a problem.
  • Develop plans that describe a program’s sequence of events, goals, and expected outcomes.
  • Debug (identify and fix) errors in an algorithm or program that includes sequences and
  • simple loops.

CCSS Math:

  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively
  • Model with mathematics
  • Attend to precision

CCSS Writing:

  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
  • Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience.

CCSS Reading:

  • Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

THIS ACTIVITY ALSO ADDRESSES ISTE STANDARDS, EARLY LEARNING DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS!