Friday, June 27, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up–College Week

This week the girls got to go off to our local community college for a week of classes.   They absolutely LOVE this program, and the fact that they’ve been able to get a scholarship several times is something I love, grins!

Olivia opted for the Lego Robotics class.   I was hoping she wouldn’t be the only girl in such a class and thankfully she did end up with another girl to partner up with.   They spent the week building and programming their robots

Each day the instructor would have a new course set up for the teams to program their robots to maneuver.  If the robot didn’t perform as expected the instructor would stop and ask the kids what they needed to change in the program to make it correct, and help them think through the issue.  Once they saw the problem they’d go back to their computer and reprogram and run the course again.   Olivia LOVED it!

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Olivia was just a BIT excited (above) as her robot completed it’s task and the girls took first place in today’s final competition.

Lindsey took part in a Kid’s America class.  They learned about history and worked on things that kids would have made over the years (paper chains, popcorn balls, paper dolls, etc.).   The last day the class had a presentation explaining the various crafts and how they were made and answering questions from the instructor.  Lindsey ended up being the spokesperson for 11 of the 15 projects.  The other kids in the class only did the mandatory 1 presentation, and the poor dears were petrified speaking in front of their own parents.   I guess they don’t teach public speaking in public schools?  (I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist.)

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I got to spend time looking for pieces to my kitchen remake project.  I stumbled across a couple of good finds, time will tell.

That’s about it for our week. 

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2 comments:

  1. We have a similar program in my area although my children have never done it. Looks like a great time. Way to shine as a homeschooler!

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  2. We have a similar program in our area although we have never done it. Looks like it was a fun time for your unsocialized homeschoolers!

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