Welcome to Hampton's FIRST Lego League Challenge Teams
Sept 5 - First meeting (6:00 art room)
Sept 14 - No Meeting (Curriculum Night)
Oct 31 - No meeting (Halloween)
Nov 7 - No meeting (Election Day)
Nov 18 - Festival at Stoney Creek High School (Saturday event)
????? - Final Meeting
Hampton's Challenge teams are open to all students in grades 4-5.
Meetings are held every Tuesday and Thursday evening 6:00-7:45pm in the Hampton Art Room September thru early December.
Cost is $50. New this year: Venmo @stemunited201 ! Cash or check made payable to Stem United is also accepted.
Parents are required to stay on site in the art room with their child. Wandering the school is not permitted.
Please understand that this is not a club where participants can show up occasionally when they feel like it. This is a team activity where everyone is relying on the participation of all of their team members at every meeting. We understand if you are sick and need to miss a meeting (please stay home and get better!), or if there is a sudden unexpected conflict. In these situations please notify your team and head coach via email, preferable in advance. If you do not regularly attend meetings you can be dropped from the team and it may impact your ability to join the Reuther teams in the future.
Season ends with a multi-school FLL competition generally occurring on a weekend in late November.
Meeting twice a week, teams of up to ten students will explore ways to solve multiple challenges using Legos, programming and teamwork. Student will have a notebook in which to record their teams ideas and solutions. Students will need to bring either their school issued Chromebook or another Bluetooth and internet enabled device to each meeting for the programming portion of each lesson.
Each team is lead by at least two registered mentors, generally parents, but can be any close relative 18 and older. Mentors are responsible for leading their team's meeting, encouraging team work and keeping the kids focused on the task at hand. Solutions to the problems/challenges should be thought up by the students. Remember, failure is an excellent way to learn.
Learning basic programming skills can sound daunting to both the students and mentors alike, but it doesn't need to be. The software used in this program is a large selection of prewritten code snippets that can be combined in any order to accomplish the team's goals. Don't let this stop you from becoming a mentor.
Parents, mentors and students will all need to register both with 'FIRST' and with 'FIRST in Michigan'. All parents/adults who attend meetings are also required to fill out an iChat form with RCS. Each child is required to have a parent/adult attend meetings with them. If you have more than one child or are carpooling with another family one adult can be responsible for multiple children.
Team size is limited to ten students! The only way to guarantee your child a spot on one of our teams is to register as a mentor!