Three Grade 4-5 students from University Hill Elementary LEGO Robotics club were selected to compete in the annual BCIT Engineering Challenge held at the Skills Canada BC Provincial Competition in Abbotsford TradeX on April 13th, 2016. The UHE Robotics competition team for 2016 was made up of Westley Peregoodoff-Marte (Gr 5), Kyoungjoo Chae (Gr 4) and Kevin Liu (Gr 4).
We are proud to announce that this amazing team won 8th place out of 26 teams coming in the top ten for the competition, beating out several secondary school teams. Congratulations to Kevin, Kyoungjoo and Westley for their great team spirit and superb programming skills! Thanks also to Jorden Covert from UHE Library, Ana Golland from Daedalos Academy and all the parents for their amazing support on the competition day!
Coding clubs are becoming popular around the world in part to the Hour of Code initiative by Code.org. The idea behind it is to expose kids (K onwards) to the concepts of coding and computer science through games. The basics help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills and prepare students for the future.
We have decided to open up our own coding club at U-Hill using the free site Code.org which allows students and parents to track their progress. Code.org has developed elementary school curriculum that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computer science. Courses blend online, self guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” classroom activities that require no computer.
The students will be working through a series of puzzles by drawing simple pictures, moving characters in a maze andprogramming them to talk. The curriculum teaches the kids concepts such as algorithms, loops, conditionals, functions and more. The puzzles are divided into stages and are adapted to the child’s age so we are able to invite children grade K through 5 to participate.
Thank you for your time and we hope to see you soon.
Special thanks to Liron and Roberto for helping get this project up and running!
Hope everyone has had a wonderful wonderful summer and start to the new school year!
Full information can be found below, but most important for the eager miners in your home (grades 3-5) will be our first meeting NEXT WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th AT 3:10 pm in the Garden Room.
Minecraft Club Poster
Parent Info Session and 1st Club Meeting Agenda
Minecraft Club Registration Form (required by all participants old and new)
If you have any other questions, please send them to:
otherwise we look forward to seeing everyone next Wednesday!
Rob Peregoodoff, Club Sponsor
The UHE Lego Robotics Club has opened up registration for April-June. We’ll be meeting same time, same place. Here are the details and registration links:
- When: Mondays, 3:15-4:45pm
- Dates: 7 sessions – April 13th, 20th, (ProD Day April 27th), May 4th, 11th, (Holiday May 18th), May 25th, June 1st, 8th.
- Where: UHill Elementary Library
- Program 1 – LEGO EV3 Mindstorms: Grades 3-5 – Register Here
- Program 2 – LEGO WeDo Introduction to Robotics: Grades K-2 – Register Here
LEGO Robotics Spring Camp
Daedalos Academy, which runs the LEGO WeDo K-Gr2 sessions, will be running a LEGO Robotics Spring Camp at University Chapel in case anyone is interested. Dates are March 9-13, 16-20, 9:30am-12:30pm. You can register here: http://robocamps.ca
We’re proud to be sending 3 students to represent UHill Elementary at a Skills Canada BC Robotics competition in April. Wish them luck!
Check out a video from our last session at UHill: