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Our kids are a bit younger (4th and 5th grade - Two girls and four boys).
We split up into three teams of 2, and they each took responsibility for an
aspect of the game.  We only have one bot and one laptop, so they simply
took turns.  When they were not programming, they were either brainstorming
or working on the research project.  That seemed to work well because each
sub-team had ownership in a section, which seemed to help them focus.  Now,
don't read this to seem like we had three distinct teams that never
shared.there was a gob of cross talking and sharing of ideas, but when it
came to the programming, attachments and such, each sub-team had to agree to
be responsible for their piece.

 

Good Luck!

 

-Frank

From: First Lego League in Virginia and DC
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Karen McSweeney
Contreras
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 10:35 AM
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Subject: [VADCFLL-L] question

 

 

This is a general question for the LL community: This is my fourth year
coaching a LL team (two as JFLL, second as FLL).  This year, I have six 6th
grade boys.  They are at varying stages of focusing abilities and interest
in the tasks at hand.  (Typical boys of their age!.)  Any suggestions on how
to get the most out of the season?  Last year, we used 3 'bots and three lap
tops and that seemed to be too all-over-the-place.  I am going to try 2
'bots and '2 laptops this year (then we combine everything into 1 'bot).
Any thoughts on how to divide kids/tasks/etc.? 


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