Jr. FLL Bulletin -Brain Buster,Focus-Focus-Focus, What is LSP, FIRST Spotlight

Welcome to the Jr.FLL Bulletin!

Thank you for your time and effort coaching a Jr.FLL® team! We hope to keep this update as short and useful as possible. In every issue you will find a new Trivia Question or Brain teaser that you can use in your team meetings, a tip for coaching your Jr.FLL® team, an update on what’s happening around here at FIRST® and more!

Brain Buster What are the six core values of the Junior FIRST® LEGO® League?

  1. We are a team.
  2. We do the work. Our coaches and mentors help us learn, but we find the answers ourselves.
  3. We share our experiences and discoveries with others.
  4. We are helpful, kind, and show respect when we work, play and share.We call this Gracious Professionalism™.
  5. We are all winners.
  6. We have fun.

Focus-Focus-Focus Having trouble getting the kids to focus? Try LSP! Check out the LSP activities here (at the bottom of page 3). They are specifically designed to get kids to see the LEGO® bricks as a tool rather than just a toy. The LSP 8 Pack & LSP Special Activities guide can be purchased from LEGO Education through the link on your registration page. àWhat is LSP? LSP – LEGO Serious Play is a way to enhance team-building and communication skills. It consists of mini-kits containing 51 LEGO pieces and a guide with LSP activities and examples how you can use the LSP pieces to explore challenge theme topics. If you already have a base kit from previous years (or your own pieces to use) you can purchase the LSP 8 Pack & LSP Special activities from the link on your registration page (if you purchased a base kit this year the LSP activities are included).

FIRST Spotlight Were you able to watch the special i.am FIRST® – Science is Rock and Roll on ABC a few weeks ago? If not check it out http://iam-fan.com/?p=1449. Things are movin’ and grovin’ around here. With registration in full swing we are excited to see how many teams are joining us this year! We can’t wait to see the models and posters that the kids come up with. Want to share what your team is working on so far? Post a video to our YouTube channel!

Questions? As always if you have any questions at all drop us a note at jrfllteams@usfirst.org.

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