Schuylerville’s second graders in Mrs.
Reeve’s class are going for the gold. “We are doing the Olympics for Spheros.” As part of the Sphero Olympics, each
student is assigned a country and an event. “Our athletes have to compete and try
to beat the other person and get more points than them so they can win the competition.” To compete, students use
their iPads to code Sphero robots. The robots then go head-to-head in Winter
Olympic events from skiing and snowboarding to figure skating. “It was very challenging, and for the skiing we had to go zig-zag and then we still had to turn to get to the finish line. So, it was very challenging to get the perfect angle.” Before the events began students took part in the opening ceremony and the parade of
Nations. “On the opening ceremony, we had the spheros go around the classroom with a cup on them, with the athlete and a flag taped to them.” Students say they had fun and learned a lot about coding “I like that it was kind of challenging and we had to do different coding things.” “It’s kind of like engineering, it’s like you’re building, but it’s with
programs.” “It was fun!”