Grade 1,2

Online Coding Classes For Kids – Become a Guru at Block based Programming

There are plenty of Do It Yourself websites for learning how to code. But often kids need help understanding where to begin or what to do when they are stuck.

Our Online Computer Coding Classes for Kids program is Live & Managed by Teachers. Check out our full curriculum on how your child can become an Expert at Block Based Coding below.

4 Modules to become a Block Programming Guru

Module 1

Suggested for Grades 1&2

Collect the Nectar project is in the form of a puzzle where a bee has to trace a closed path having scattered flowers at various locations. While tracing the closed path, the bee has to get the nectar whenever it comes across any flower.

Students use various coding concepts in the course like loops, conditional statements, sequential blocks, and put them all together to solve this puzzle. It enhances their logical, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Module 2

Suggested for Grades 1&2

Students get introduced to digital platforms and the basics of passwords and security as part of Digital Literacy. We then teach them fundamental concepts like sequencing, binary, loops, events, and data. These concepts form the backbone of real programming. As a final project, Students build the “Game of Bounce”. 

Imagine the excitement of a 2nd Grader after building a whole game by him/herself…Priceless!!

Module 3

Suggested for Grades 1&2

Students get introduced to digital platforms and the basics of passwords and security as part of Digital Literacy. We then teach them fundamental concepts like sequencing, binary, loops, events, and data. These concepts form the backbone of real programming. As a final project, Students build the “Game of Bounce”. 

Imagine the excitement of a 2nd Grader after building a whole game by him/herself…Priceless!!

Module 4

Suggested for Grades 1&2

Students get introduced to digital platforms and the basics of passwords and security as part of Digital Literacy. We then teach them fundamental concepts like sequencing, binary, loops, events, and data. These concepts form the backbone of real programming. As a final project, Students build the “Game of Bounce”. 

Imagine the excitement of a 2nd Grader after building a whole game by him/herself…Priceless!!

Methodology

Student-Centered Approach

Teachers and students both play an active role in the learning process. The teacher facilitates comprehension of the material while constantly and actively measuring student learning. Students are engaged and involved during the entire class session where the teacher gauges their understanding through questions and discussions, and then the student demonstrates their mastery through independent practice.

Differentiated Instruction

Our program is designed to meet individual student needs successfully by maintaining small classes, no more than 4 to a class. While the bulk of each class session focuses on a specific concept or skill, time is allotted to address individual skill gaps and lessons are provided as necessary. This is to ensure no skill goes unaddressed as your student advances to the next grade level.

High-Tech Approach to Learning

Technology plays a massive role in our program, as we are 100% online. Through integrating traditional teaching methods by using devices, applications, and the internet, students are able to connect with committed teachers and peers from around the country to engage in material and learn.

BENEFITS

Individualized Schedule

Choose a day and time that fits with your family’s busy schedule and allow your student a 50-minute window to focus and learn in a comfortable environment. This also reduces all of the distractions and obstacles to learning that may be present in traditional extra-curricular academic programs.

Increase Grade Level Competencies

As our teachers can focus more attention on your child, they are able to tailor lessons that will fill in any gaps from previous school years and ensure that they are on-track to complete their grade level on time. This also translates to success in their traditional classrooms, as they can apply skills they learn at 98th Percentile to their everyday schooling.

Fun and Engaging Material

Students learn best when they are engaged and enjoying class. Our lessons include real-life examples and application to teach concepts and provide a platform for engaging in discussion with peers from around the country.

Committed Teachers

Our teachers reside in both America and India, have valid teaching credentials and classroom experience. They implement effective teaching strategies, concern themselves with the development of their students, and are devoted professionals who strive to keep students engaged and learning.

Frequently asked questions

What grade levels do you teach?
We cater to students from K-8.
How does 98thpercentile work?
When you enroll with us, you are assigned to a batch that has live classes on certain days of the week. For example, you can register yourself for Monday and Wednesday batch or Tuesday and Thursday batch or Saturday and Sunday batch. Classes are taken at the pre-decided time for a duration of 50 minutes on the said days of the week. After each class, homework is assigned to students and apart from that, there are weekly and monthly assessments that are assigned. All of the student progress is stored and is accessible to you on our student portal.
How many hours of tutoring are recommended per month?

Students generally need to practice a lot to master a concept. Tutoring is essential to see if students are practicing correctly or are they making mistakes. If students are making mistakes, there needs to be tutoring sessions for as long as it takes to clarify the concept. 98thPercentile offers the perfect balance by teaching them a concept and clarifying doubts and then letting students practice for themselves.

Do you hire teachers from overseas?
For English Programs we hire only native speaking American teachers. For other programs, teachers are from India.
Do I get the same teacher that gave the trial lesson?
Most probably yes. But you can be assured that every teacher enrolled with us has the same quality of teaching, doubt clarification and engagement levels as all the other teachers with us.
What if my child does not perform well at the school?
Our teachers can detect the learning pace of students and customize lesson plan to suit their learning speed. In addition to that, our teachers also analyze and fulfil skill gaps so students are more confident in solving questions.
The classes are already in progress. How does my child catch-up to the topics of instruction currently going on in a batch?
You don't need to worry about it. When a weekly or monthly assessment is taken, our teachers analyze the progress reports to see if the student is lagging behind on any concepts. Depending on the progress report, our teachers customize lesson plans and include additional worksheets and guidance to make sure that the skill gaps are cleared off.
What happens if my child does not like the teacher?
All our teachers are trained to interact with the students in a positive and engaging environment. In fact, our problem is opposite. No student of ours wants to move to a different teacher. Please reach out to the administration if you have any concerns regarding a teacher.
Is it possible that a teacher misses the class?

Although rare, a teacher can miss a class for various reasons. We will attempt to have a backup teacher take that class. If not possible, we extend the subscription date for the number of missed classes.

How much does it cost?

Please check the pricing page for our customized plans for 1 month and 3-month bill payment cycle.

What if my child does not understand the topic?
Our teachers constantly check to ensure that all students understand topics that are taught to them. And if gaps in understanding remain, they are detected in our weekly and monthly assessments and our teachers take actions in the form of extra guidance and practice to fulfill the skill gaps.