We had a great Codesmyths Kickoff Event today — 86 students came to the library!! Sadly, we only have room for 10-12 new students in the class, so get those forms filled out and submitted by next week on Thursday (October 6, by the end of the day — applications received on Friday or later will not be considered)! Remember to use your best writing skills — spelling, punctuation, complete sentences, and clear thoughts all count.
If you missed the kick-off event today, you can still apply. The applications instructions and form can be found here: www.codesmyths.org/home/signing-up (you can also navigate to this by clicking "Signing Up" on the left side of the www.codesmyths.org web site — hint: look at the left side now :-).
NOTE: Codesmyths students who attended the class last year do not need to fill out the above application. They do need to fill out the application that was emailed to them on September 13th for existing students.
Thank you very much. Looking forward to seeing all the old and new students alike!— Ms. Bertucci, Mr. Roland, Ms. Tagliamonte
Some final thoughts to ponder and keep you going:
(OK, so most of you won't recognize that rephrasing of a famous Douglas Adams book — now you have something to read this summer: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!)
Just a reminder: there are no Codesmyths classes or office hours for the rest of this school year.
Congratulations Codesmythies! We had a great Game Release Party last Friday! Thank you so much for all your hard work this year and making the party a success. Your parents and teachers were very impressed by what you learned to do (and yes, they were very impressed even if you weren't happy with where your program was as the moment). You're learning that coding the kind of programs that you're used to using takes a lot of time and skill, so keep learning! All the programs that we used this year are freely available, so you can keep going on your own over the summer if you have access to a computer and the internet.
Have a great summer! Run around outside, get lots of fresh air and exercise. Your brain needs all that stuff too!
This is it! Time to show your stuff!! Remember all the cool things we did this year:Enjoy, and see you next year!!!
Next Friday will also be the last class of Codesmyths for the year. So back up your program to Google Drive so you can work on it over the summer! Right? That's what you'll be spending most of your summer doing, yes? Absolutely! 8-D
This is it! Next Friday, May 27, is our Games Release Party! It will happen during normal class time (9:30-10:15), parents are being asked to come at 9:45 so we will have 15 minutes to get ready.Sooooo, polish up those programs, and keep them backed-up! You don't want some last minute changed to wipe out your work.
There will be no Office Hours during the SBAC testing days (only Tuesday and Wednesday, this week and next). These days are community days, so please stay with your community and enjoy the non-test events. Otherwise, classes and office hours will happen as scheduled (on Monday, Thursday, and Friday).
Thanks, and good luck on the tests!
We will all be attending the premier of the Lion King. See you there and good luck to all the Codesmythies who are a part of this production.
See you at office hours- see below if you need a reminder of what your priorities should be
Well, OK. Maybe it's just until the end of the school year. But don't bet on it!!
Have fun, but stay focused!!
Four weeks left! We're down to the last month, and we're still going to be missing next Monday, and some SBAC days, and who knows what else. Stay focused!!Using what you learned yesterday about designing characters, work on getting a couple of your main characters designed and animated. Again, don't get bogged down in too much detail as you still have programming to get running. But now you can finally replace your placeholder characters with the one you want in your game!
We've got a short week here — no class on Friday! So focus even more this week!Again, the near term goal is to get a playable game working as quickly as possible. Once you have something that runs all the way through, once you have your first, rough draft, then you can go back and start cleaning things up, or adding extra features. But get your main features working first!