Silver Oak PTO Primary Programmers Summer Classes

Post date: May 2, 2015 5:21:01 AM

Primary Programmers classes will be offered throughout the summer for current and former Silver Oak students. The classes will be held in the community classroom of New Seasons Market from 8:00AM to 8:45AM on Thursdays and Fridays.



We will learn a new cloud based development environment. This new environment will enable all students to keep track of their projects, use any device and open it from anywhere. We will focus on simple projects using command line interface. The projects will address simple algorithms in Java programming language, where focus will be on variables, control flows, loops and functions. Since the environment is new, we will have to learn it from the beginning, therefore there will be no advanced or beginner class. However, students attending this summer course will start in the advanced group in the Fall of 2015/16 school year. Thursday and Friday classes will be covering the same projects. We have two classes to enable more students to participate, but if students want to attend both days to get more exposure, are also welcome.


4th, 5th and 6th grade students of 2014/15 school year at Silver Oak Elementary. (Application from other elementary or middle schools will be considered if availability allows.)


There will be no computer provided for the class. Students will have to bring their own device. Any computer capable of running an internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer) will be suitable. It can be very light in performance and hardware. Since students will have to carry it to the class, my recommendation is to keep it cheap and light. If they drop, scratch or break the device, it should be an easy replace. Please see attached list for devices below $200. Preferred device is an Android 8” tablet with keyboard. Device recommendations at Amazon


Lesson 1 : 8:00AM - 8:45AM on June 18 and 19

Lesson 2 : 8:00AM - 8:45AM on June 25 and 26

Lesson 3 : 8:00AM - 8:45AM on July 2 and 3

Lesson 4 : 8:00AM - 8:45AM on July 13 and 15 (Monday and Wednesday)

Lesson 5 : 8:00AM - 8:45AM on July 23 and 24

Lesson 6 : 8:00AM - 8:45AM on July 30 and 31

Lesson 7 : 8:00AM - 8:45AM on Aug 6 and 7

Lesson 8 : 8:00AM - 8:45AM on Aug 13 and 14


$40 per student. Payments/checks be made out to Silver Oak PTO and they will be due to the first class of attendance.

On-line Application

Application form First come first served. Once applications reach capacity, on-line form will be disabled.


Community Classroom

New Seasons Market at 5667 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose, CA 95138