Lesson 8

Spelling Words

Students will use the Bee-Bot to practice spelling key vocabulary words from their classroom. They will need to decompose the word into all of the steps it will take to navigate the Bee-Bot from one letter until the next. Students will utilize a planning worksheet instead of command cards as they plan for these challenges.


  1. Ask: What was helpful about using the command cards when programming your Bee-Bot.
  2. Review: Bee-Bot Team Roles
  3. Activity: Spelling Words
  4. Reflection & Close-Out:
    • How did your team use the planning worksheet today?
    • Did you create any new symbols to help write down the Bee-Bot's program?



debug: find and fix errors (bugs) in programs

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.

CA CSS: K-2.AP.14 Develop plans that describe a program's sequence of events, goals, and expected outcomes.

CA CSS: K-2.AP.16 Debug errors in an algorithm or program that includes sequences and simple loops.