This is most of TEAM INFINITY SQUARED-- the FIRST Lego League team that Clark and a couple friends are coaching. I had planned on coaching a team with a friend next year. But then, just after Greta was born Clark came and said he wanted to coach a team, so we called up our favorite local neighborhood homeschoolers and WALAH! Instant Lego League team.
Day one of the team meetings. They were checking out the newly released challenge. I really, really like these kids and I like how they work together. It's not just that I am Clark's mother, but I'm super impressed with the boys who are mentoring the team. They have a lot of experience and they are very positive with the kids. Just this week we got an artistic director for the team (older sister of a couple of the kids).
The day they built the challenge field was a lot of fun for them, but it was wonderful to watch them all working so hard.
They meet together twice a week for a couple of hours each time.
Watching older kids help younger kids on a project they both love is definitely one of my favorite things.
We have just about equal numbers of boys and girls ranging in age from 9 to 13. Cannon isn't an official team member because he's not quite old enough. We say he's red-shirting this year.
Here is one of the three sets of siblings on the team.
Taking a break during a meeting. They have quite a good attention span, but they are still kids.
The work on building the actual robot has now begun. The blond on the right is Corrine, the artistic director. The young man on the left is Ben, the programming specialist.
The table is set up in the garage-- which is all well and good until the weather turns cold. We'll cross that bridge when we get there. We don't really need that family room space anyway.