Bee Bots are designed for an introduction to coding for elementary students.
They are fun robots that move forward, backwards, approximately 6 inches or 15 cm as well as make 90 degree turns.
They can be programmed up to 40 moves at one time.
They are great to use in all subjects like language arts, math, science, social studies along with problem-solving skills and critical thinking.
Helpful hint: be sure to use the CLEAR button when coding a new series of moves. If not, it will repeat the previous code along with the new one.
The cards are 14.5 cm each. Bee Bots move 15 cm or approximately 6 inches.
Laminate the picture cards. Cut to out each one. Tape together or use Contact Paper to make the Bee Bot mat. (I put mine together with the Contact Paper - which is what I did in the picture attached.)
You can use them all at one time or make several mats. I put mine together and made a 5 x 5 mat.
Laminate the letter cards. Mix up and put in a pile face down. Pick a card and code the Bee Bot to the animal that begins with that letter. The free card will allow them to go to whichever letter they prefer. This game can be played individually or in a group.
This center is all of the letters except for X.
All of the animals are real pictures so the children can make real life connections.
Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.