On Monday, seven more students turned in their forms and I closed the club with 23 students (13 boys, 10 girls). I wonder how the management of a group that large in the computer lab will work? I may need to seek more assistance, but I know these kids and I know which ones will be quick learners and which will struggle. I have some parent volunteers, a colleague who is interested in learning Scratch and made email contact with the high school computer club student president.
A few more forms came in on Tuesday and now I had to let those students know that the Code Club was full for this first round and I’d let them have the first slots for the second ten weeks.
So I solidified an outline of the course and wrote up letters of welcome or sorry, class is full. I sent those home on Wednesday.
Here’s a weekly outline of what I have planned, which I included in my welcome letter with the actual dates:
I’ve been going over project materials from Code Club World and trying to conceptualize what each week will look like. I have an idea of what it all is going to look like and of the goals I want to accomplish. Reality may prove to be something else.