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Mandy,

Based on nothing more than your team's enhanced understanding of gracious professionalism consider it a fantastic year.  The paragraphs show they really get it.

Looking forward to having you back at Bird next year.

Regards,

Barry 
Head Referee - LC Bird Regional

On Nov 9, 2011, at 5:57 AM, Mandy Wilson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Our team volunteered at the Special Olympics at the beginning of the season and it made a huge difference in how they respected each other and worked together as a team throughout the season.  After the Special Olympics, they all wrote paragraphs about what they learned and it really stuck with them all season.  Their paragraphs can be read here - http://www.piheads.com/Piheads.com/Special_Olympics/Special_Olympics.html

 

Even though they did not get to progress this year, I couldn’t be more proud of how they handled themselves as a team.  Big thanks to the folks at Bird HS for a great tournament!

 

Mandy Wilson

Coach of Team Piheads

 

From: First Lego League in Virginia and DC [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Eric Palmer
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 8:02 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] Core Values

 

Absolutely you can prepare but not a lot in 2 weeks.  It is more like practice over the whole season. You can talk about the core values and ask the kids to find ways to convey them/live them outside of the team. 

Team building exercises help as well. Discussions of roles, time keeping, brainstorming, respectful communications etc, followed by team work exercises and more discussion leads to improved teamwork with at least some teams.

Eric

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 6:01 PM, Sonya Shaver <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I actually think you kind of can practice for it in that you can prepare for it. You can read the FLL Core Values with your team and discuss it. Write each one on a piece of paper and put them in a basket and let them take turns drawing one out, read it aloud, and say what they think it means.

You can get books with fun teamwork activities (check your library or just google them) and do one at the beginning of each practice or when you take a break.

Talk with the kids about how this experience has been, working on a team, how do they make decisions, etc.

Read the Core Values rubric yourself on the FLL website and know what this whole program is intending to impart.

Good luck!
Sonya
Coach of the Nanobots

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From: Phil Smith III <[log in to unmask]>

Sender: First Lego League in Virginia and DC <[log in to unmask]>

Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 17:02:35 -0500

ReplyTo: Phil Smith III <[log in to unmask]>

Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] How many robots can we use?

 

Don’t worry about it – they can’t plan for it or practice for it. They’ll be given something to do.

 

From: First Lego League in Virginia and DC [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Robin Gardner
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 5:01 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] How many robots can we use?

 

What do the kids do during the core values part of the competition?

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On Nov 8, 2011, at 4:52 PM, Stuart & Lori Roll <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Another question that comes up frequently!  As per the rules you can bring multiple robots to the tournament but you can only bring one to the competition table for each round.  You cannot swap additional  robot bricks, motors or sensors during a single round.

 

Stuart

 

From: [log in to unmask]">Richard Clemmons

Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 4:19 PM

Subject: [VADCFLL-L] How many robots can we use?

 

Can we only use one robot in the tournament?

 

Can we interchange two robots?

 


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