We had a snow day on the day of our Code Club Showcase, so it was canceled. I decided not to reschedule it. I sent an email to all of the parents to let them know.
I included a link to all of the finished projects with this note:
Please take a moment and have your child show you his or her project. Give it a try. They are all very creative and represent a lot of hard work on their part. Well done, everyone!
We had 14 great projects this term with a lot of variety.
Drop you, Cat Sweeper, and Parkour Cat are all difficult maze-type games. Riddler, Ghost Math and Penguin Trivia ask hard questions. In addition, there are two virtual pet projects, three chase games, two catch games, and a fighting game.
The creator of Kung-fu Master spent a lot of time designing his Sprites with different costumes for different fight poses. He uses different keys to control each character and has a computer-controlled character for the user to battle. He worked independently and did an amazing job.
I admit I was hoping to see Cat Sweeper presented so I could find out more about it. This was another independent coder who worked really hard and shows a lot of coding skill. It even has a one or two player mode. I ‘lose’ a lot every time I play it.
The creator of Space Adventures wanted to make a Try Not to Laugh project as well but instead concentrated on a fun, challenging catch game.
I found time this week during 4th-grade recess to have the Code Club members invite a school friend to join them and test out the games they all made. It was not the same as having a showcase presentation, but their games were played and enjoyed by all.
I certainly enjoyed coaching them and watching them develop their coding skills. Well done, everyone!