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Just before the winter break every student at Rocky Mountain participated in Computer Science education week and the hour of code.
Kindergarteners could be spotted programing bee bots around shapes while fifth graders were building Lego robots and programming them to recognize colors, distances and perform tricks.
Out of the 360 students from preschool to fifth grade, 136 of them completed the hour of code during the week. The certificates of completion line the hallways as students spot their name with pride.
Two special robotics presentations accompanied the week as Axel Reitzig of the Innovation Center and Jalali Hartman of Robauto graced the STEM lab with their robots Phineas and Bibli. With a special thanks to Elektra from the Longmont Public Library, students learned about sensors, gyros, adaptive technology and most important, that robots can play soccer!
To help with the hour of code, a wonderful guest named Cheryl from Google came down to help our fourth and fifth graders with programming. Students learned about Cheryl’s role with Google and the wonderful atmosphere of Google.
In all the students, teachers, and community members had a great time sharing, learning, and exploring computer science.