Lego Competition

12 Dec

What a ride! Saturday’s competition was so much fun! The kids did amazing work. Their presentation went very well. The kids memorized their parts & all of them did a great job. They answered the judges questions well. They nailed the teamwork interview, & they had fun explaining the intricacies of their robot. The robot runs could have gone better, but the kids handled the technical issues with grace. At the end of the day, I was incredibly proud of my team & was truly honored to have been able to coach them. It was a stressful 9 weeks but I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

The kids had a great time too; until the end when they didn’t win any awards. It didn’t seem to matter that we all thought they did fantastic – they wanted outside recognition. I’m sad for them but I hope that won’t cloud the experience. Our kids were competing against teams that had 8th graders, coaches that had seen NXT programming before, & that had been working together for a lot longer than 9 weeks. The odds were stacked against us, but they can’t appreciate that. It’s hard to be 11 sometimes 😉

Tomorrow we have our celebratory breakfast & I suppose at some point we’ll have to dissemble the table & put the Lego’s back in storage. I’m happy to sleep in a little bit again but I’ll miss my Lego kids. Good thing there’s lots of projects in 5th grade that require parent volunteers. If I get to work with these kids again, I’ll be the first to sign up!

A couple of blockheads

K~

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3 Responses to “Lego Competition”

  1. Adam Frankhauser December 12, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

    Sounds like a good time was had by all. Nice shirts, too.

  2. Kristi Leckband December 13, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    Blockheads – nice.

  3. Tracy @ My Minivan Rocks! December 13, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    Noah is ony five, but is obsessed with Legos. It was Lego Star Wars, then Lego Heros, and now Lego Racers and 3-in-1s. I’m excited for the day he starts just building things from Lego pieces instead of just the kits. Maybe he’ll be doing competitions one day.

    Noah’s birthday is coming up. Any suggestions on where to find Lego invitations or Lego cakes? Didn’t you do a Lego party once?

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