We’re excited to share that Mrs. Taylor and Sr. Connie will be leading our First Lego League Team! The group will be meeting on Mondays and Thursdays from now through December. There are 11 students on the team with a wait list!
We are encouraged by the knowledge and skill sets the students will develop. Yet, it is also important to note that it is a privilege to be on the team. Each student is expected to live the values of Nazareth everywhere, work hard on their studies, and show kindness and respect to all. The team will be modeling “Gracious Professionalism” throughout this journey.
McQuaid Jesuit Robotics has been an incredibly supportive partner to us in this venture. Not only have they donated materials so we’re prepared for December’s competition, but members of their IgKNIGHTers Robotics Team will be coming to Nazareth once per week to mentor our students. Stay tuned for our Lego League updates on our website and Facebook page.
Thursday, October 12th
Mr. Aaron and Andrew, a member of the McQuaid IgKnighters team, helped us connect some devices to the robots so that a few of our students were able to experiment with them. We continued building our sets and board pieces in small groups.
Thursday, October 5th
Breaking down into teams, we started to build the Lego 'sets'. The sets varied from people to animals to building structures. We moved along pretty well on the first day! Mr. Aaron and Liam, a 10th grader and member of McQuaid's FIRST Robot's - IgKnighters Team helped to get us started. Mr. Aaron will be bringing a different member of the Robotics team with him as he visits us weekly.
While here, Mr. Aaron reprogrammed our robots. Liam answered questions during the building process and guided Mrs. Taylor with helpful tips. During his visit, Liam shared that being a member of McQuaid's First Lego League in middle school helped him to identify that he definitely wanted to participate in the high school Robotics program. During a typical “build season,” at McQuaid students can spend up to 150 hours each building their robot and they accomplish some pretty wild things! We really appreciate Liam spending time with us this week and sharing his experience.
Thursday, September 28th
Our 1st meeting gave us a better understanding of what we'll be accomplishing over the next few months.
After watching a fun "teaser" video about First Lego League (FLL), Mrs. Taylor and Sr. Connie offered the premise behind what is expected of us, the core values of FFL and how we'll need to embrace each core value during our weekly meeting AND at competition. How we conduct ourselves as a team in front of the judges contributes to our score. We started to brainstorm about our challenge and Mrs. Taylor encouraged us to start thinking of team names.
We went to our FLL room to unbox the start of our materials.