Since last year when I did Hour of Code as a library center, I’ve been thinking about forming an after-school club for coding. After reading the statistic that out of 3.9 million students taking the AP computer science test, less than 3000 were African American or Hispanic, I decided to form the after school club for February 2016. I have been reviewing the lesson plans for Course 2. Although the lesson plan indicates that course 2 is appropriate for grades 2 to 5, in the Artist sequence, puzzle 3 requires the ability to express a word problem algebraically and puzzles 6 and 7 require a firm understanding of angles. After needing more than one (okay two) tries to work through puzzles 6 and 7 I decided I would have to limit the club to grades 4 to 6. Since I only have 2o computers available, that isn’t really a problem. Although I want to challenge my students, I do not want to overwhelm or discourage them. Additionally, since it is an after-school club, I would like them to have fun and gain some confidence so that they will persevere when it becomes more challenging. Since I will have an hour for the club and the lessons are thirty minutes, I am thinking I will allow them to do the Minecraft game. I will be posting on this subject again in late February once the club has started.