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Summer SAVY 2017, Session 2/Day 4- Robotic Programming (Rising 2nd/3rd)

Posted by on Thursday, June 22, 2017 in SAVY.

Greetings!

Wow! We were so incredibly busy today! The entire day was spent programming and working on the things that they want to show you at the open house. When you look at where they started at the beginning of the week, it is amazing to see how far they have come!

Today, they really got a chance to create original work. It was wonderful to see them making connections with what they had done in Tynker to program their Spheros! Each child got to choose what they want to show you tomorrow, and they all spent hours of thought in work into creating something original to share with you! Some also want to share some of their Tynker challenges and their ability to drive the Sphero and interact with the robot. I am incredibly proud of what they have done! Even programs that may seem small took a great deal of thought and problem-solving to put together, so please praise them and congratulate them on what they have done, because they have learned how to work and think in ways that are vastly different than their norm!

Thank you for enrolling your child in SAVY and allowing them this time to grow with technology. These skills that they have learned this week will give them a big boost in knowledge and experience that other kids their age would not typically have. Some have found that it is something that they are passionate about, and some just had fun learning a new skill; but they all laughed, smiled, programmed, problem-solved, reached frustration points and came back again, and persevered. They learned how to deal with frustration, how to share information, how to find the answer when it is not readily available, and how to be successful. I have immensely enjoyed each and every one of them, and I thank you for the opportunity to work with such great kids!

I look forward to seeing those of you that can make it to the open house in the morning. It will start at 9:15. The kids are so excited for you to see what they have learned!

Sincerely,

Dr. Mall