Day 5: Sixth graders to teach kindergartners how to code

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Sixth graders from The Rusk School will use their newly acquired coding skills to show kindergartners how to code on Friday, Dec. 12. The sixth graders, who have been coding all week as part of the  Hour of Code global initiative, will work together on coding activities with the youngsters on iPads and laptops.

“This is the first time the kindergarten students will experience coding, so we want to make it a special event with banners and little ‘I am a coder’ buttons,” said Brenda Boyer, a sixth grade math teacher at the K-8 STEM magnet school.

When students successfully complete the Hour of Code, awards them with a certificate for understanding basic concepts of computer science.