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On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 10:32 AM, Peggy Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Greetings!
> Let's keep the sharing going . . .
>
> What are your ideas for storage, organization and easy access of LEGO
> pieces?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Peggy Morgan
> *314-479-1949 <314-479-1949>*
>
>
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 10:07 AM, Penny Moss <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Thanks everyone for all the great suggestions!
>>
>> -Penny
>>
>> On Aug 14, 2014, at 9:56 AM, Fredrik Nyman <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Either works.
>>
>> Last year I printed the instructions and had each kid build their own
>> model.  With 10 kids, that worked out perfectly.
>> Building the models ate up the first week (2 practice sessions @ 2 hours)
>> though.
>>
>> We were doing FLL at a school, so we had to set up the field before each
>> practice session, then tear down after.
>>
>> We kept each model (and the printout with the instructions) in its own
>> 6qt storage box ($1 from Home Depot).  Throughout the season each kid was
>> responsible for their own model, setting it up on the field before
>> practice, then putting it away after.
>>
>> This year I have 3 teams, and the teams meet once a week, so I'm going to
>> have a build party before school starts to put everything together.  With
>> only 10 weeks from school start until the qualifiers, I want the kids to
>> spend their team practice time on the project and on the robot game, not on
>> assembling models.
>>
>> Also last year, I printed out the rules and a full-page picture of the
>> play field and gave each kid a copy.  My thinking was that the kids would
>> take them home, read it, and think about strategies for solving the robot
>> game.  The didn't.  Instead the kids did all their work during team
>> practice, which makes me all the more mindful about the team using their
>> practice time wisely.
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 9:13 AM, Penny Moss <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> As a rookie coach, I have a silly question. Do most people print out the
>>> building instructions or do you work off looking directly at the computer.
>>> Printing would be hundreds of pages!!!
>>>
>>> -Penny
>>>
>>> On Jul 31, 2014, at 10:39 PM, VA-DC Referee Advisor <[log in to unmask]>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> FLL Coaches and Teams,
>>>   The World Class mission model build instructions will be posted
>>> tomorrow, Friday, August 1, at 12 noon Virginia-DC time.  They will be on
>>> the web at
>>> http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/missionmodelbuildinginstructions
>>>
>>>   Even if you don't have your field kit yet, you can still take a look
>>> at the model pictures and guess what your robot's tasks might be.  We won't
>>> know for sure until August 26th, so let your team's imagination really run
>>> free.
>>>
>>>    Lots of teams like to get together during August or after they form
>>> in September to have a "build party".  Team members can get familiar with
>>> uses for different types of LEGO pieces and have the mission models ready
>>> to go.
>>>
>>>   For rookie coaches, and others who'd like to get more comfortable with
>>> FLL, keep an eye on the FLL Coach Calls that will be listed at
>>> http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/teamresources  (plus, you can
>>> start by listening to some of the recordings from last year--the basics of
>>> mentoring a team apply every year--only the specifics of the robot game and
>>> the project challenge should change.)  There is a lot of good material
>>> linked from the Coach/Team Resources page, so try to check there multiple
>>> times during the season for help.
>>>
>>> From the FLL Challenge website, you'll be able to link to FAQs about
>>> this year's project:
>>> http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/projectupdates
>>>
>>> to the Robot Game updates:
>>> http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/robotgameupdates
>>>
>>> and to the official rules about tournament judging and awards, plus
>>> advancement:
>>> http://www.firstlegoleague.org/event/judging
>>> http://www.firstlegoleague.org/event/judgingfaq
>>>
>>> Just remember our FLL Core Values (
>>> http://www.firstlegoleague.org/mission/corevalues):
>>>
>>>   We have FUN!
>>>
>>>
>>> Steve Scherr
>>> Virginia-DC FLL Referee Advisor
>>>
>>>
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