Monday, August 25, 2008

Starting Our Third Year

Tonight marks the second meeting of our third year of First Lego League. We continue to meet every Friday night during the season and have largely the same team as we did three years ago. The young Microbots have grown older and their skills at building robots and programming them have grown as well.

I can still remember that first night when Kyle B. and I got 14 strangers together to form two FLL teams. We didn't know what we were getting into. The Microbots won the coin flip and kept the name that both teams had agreed on while Kyle's team became the Spacebots. Both teams have continued to compete in the North Carolina State Championships and both teams have been competitive.

Who would have believed that the seven kids that formed the Microbots (one has aged out) would become such close friends, as well as teamates, working together to achieve a common goal. As we embark upon Climate Connections, we continue to learn and teach each other new things. I am fortunate to have the support of all of the parents and enjoy working along with Michael M. and Linda W. to help the Microbots develop into fine FLLers.

We have created this blog so that each of the Microbots can reflect upon their experiences as the embark upon the mission to win the State championship and go to Atlanta for the World Championship.

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