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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*


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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