For years I have been interested in coaching a First Lego League robotics team. This year I finally get a chance. Through this blog and twitter, I plan to document each step of the way. For those who want to create a team but don’t know where to start, I hope my ups and downs during the season will give you the courage to try coaching a team yourself.
I am lucky. My team was already set up before I decided to coach. My daughter’s school was looking for someone to coach a third team they were creating. All I had to do is say yes. I excited that my daughter will also have the opportunity to be on the team. We ordered the materials, so it’s official. I am coaching a FLL team.
For our first meeting, we spent time coming up with a team name. We didn’t actually agree on a name yet. I didn’t want to spend all of our time debating, so we will leave that until next week. None of the students have been on a FLL team before. I guess we all will be learning as we go.
We also spent time discussing the project and the robot game. This led us to discuss how we interact with animals.
Before we knew it, our time was over. Until next week…