Welcome to Hampton's FIRST Lego League Challenge Teams

(Fourth & Fifth Grade)

Important Dates

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

General Information

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!