Lego robotics club is a new adventure we are starting this year at Mse! Fourth and fifth grade students are learning how to create and program robots to perform tasks. Then they will take their finished robot to a competition later in the year to compete against other students in the state.
It’s an exciting proposition for many reasons. First, it is allowing students who may not excel in other areas to find a passion and knowledge others may not have.
It is also something relatively new to many students and exposing them to something important and a job-related skill that the country needs more of – that they can possibly (if they find it interesting) continue on into junior high and high school and even to an eventual career in computer coding, engineering or robotics design.
These are possibilities that may not even be considered by many students or even know that they exist so the fact that they’re being exposed to this early on in school is a really exciting thing! It can only be made possible because parents are willing to support it, the school helps power it through the intermural’s program, and the teachers who are willing to take their time after school to mentor the students in this club. I’m especially proud of the hard work that everyone’s put into this venture and the kids who are doing some amazing work already early on in the season!
Keep watch for more updates and how this STEM curriculum can empower students to think outside the box and be successful in all things including the SBAC test and beyond!