Lesson 8

Drawing Numbers & Letters

Students will use a 3-button sequence to trace numbers with their Bee-Bots. They will then use the command cards to plan their sequence to trace a letter before programming their Bee-Bot to run.


  1. Ask: What were you able to program your Bee-Bot to do last class?
  2. Activity: Drawing numbers and/or letters using the 3-button sequence and the command cards
  3. Reflection & Close-Out:
    • How did you use the command cards today? Was it easy or hard to use them to plan your Bee-Bot's program?
    • How did you work with your group so that everyone got a turn to program the Bee-Bot?



decomposition: breaking down a problem into smaller pieces

program: a set of instructions written in a language that a computer understands

sequence: a set of instructions that follow one another in order

Additional Resources


CA CSS: K-2.AP.12 Create programs with sequences of commands and simple loops, to express ideas or address a problem.

CA CSS: K-2.AP.13 Decompose the steps needed to solve a problem into a sequence of instructions.