KLES After-School Activities
What it’s about
Kendrick Lakes Tech Club is an opportunity for 1st to 3rd grade students to get hands-on experience and learn about their world using science and technology. Among other things, we will be using Legos as a medium to have students learn about building and technology. Students will learn to work in groups as we guide them through the FIRST Lego League Junior program.
FIRST Lego League Junior (http://coloradofirst.org/)
The FLL Jr. program is aimed at elementary students and uses an annual challenge theme to have students learn about technology in small teams. The 2019-20 theme is Boomtown Build. We will be learning about how we design and use buildings as individuals and as a society This is a perfect theme for us this year as we look forward to a new KLES building!
Throughout the year, students will be working in teams on projects as part of the FLL Jr. program. This includes designing and building a Lego model as well as an accompanying Show Me poster. They will present their model and poster at a KLES Expo on April 21, 2020. Parents and the KLES community are welcome at the Expo, which will feature other schools and upper-division FIRST teams. Participants are also encouraged to visit other area FIRST events. More details to follow.
Schedule and Fees
We will meet weekly on Tuesdays. We are charging a $50 participation fee for Tech Club to cover FIRST registration and materials including the use of advanced Lego WeDo 2.0 robotics kits.
Expectations and Sign-Up
The KLES Tech Club will be limited to the first 24 eligible grade 1-3 students (8 per grade) who complete the sign up on the SignUp Genius located on KLESPTA.org and return the form and fee to Ms. Lesser. Student participants commit to attending the meetings, the April Expo, and abiding by the FLL Jr. Core Values: working as a team, sharing experiences, and displaying gracious professionalism, which includes respecting others. Please understand that this is a year-long club; please only sign up if you can commit to attending meetings through April, including the Expo.
Tuesdays, September 17, 2019 through April 21, 2020.
** No meetings over school breaks
Location: KLES Library
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Save the Date: Our year-end Expo will be the evening of April 21, 2020 for the KLES community, families, and other schools. Details to follow.