Jr.FLL-Brain Buster, Foodsafety.gov, Kits, Coaches Resources

In this week’s Jr. FLL Update:

Brain Buster

What is Gracious ProfessionalismTM?

Gracious ProfessionalismTM is part of the ethos of FIRST®. The idea and phrase are found throughoutFIRST, but no one has been a stronger champion than FIRST National Advisor, Woodie Flowers. “Gracious Professionalism is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. With Gracious Professionalism, fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate notions. Gracious professionals learn and compete like crazy, but treat one another with respect and kindness in the process.”

Watch a quick video about Gracious Professionalism.  Have one of your own?  Upload it to our YouTube channel!



Having trouble figuring out where to start your research?  A good place to start – or just use if you’ve already started is foodsafety.gov.  This government run website gives a lot of info on safely preparing, cooking and storing food.  It also has great info on other food related topics, like recalls.


Have you decided that you want to order one of the LEGO® Base Kits? Follow the instructions below to order your materials!

–  Log in to your Jr.FLL® TIMS account: https://my.usfirst.org/jr.fll/tims/site.lasso

–  Click “Edit/View” next to your team name to go to the Team Summary page (this is where you manage all of your team information)

–  If your Registration Status is showing “Registered/Paid,” you will be able to click Order in the next field down entitled “Order Materials.”  This will redirect you to the LEGO Education website.

–  Create your own Jr.FLL Store Password to enter the system and order your materials.

Don’t know what a LEGO Base Kit is??  This is an optional kit of LEGO elements made especially for Jr.FLL teams, it includes everything you need to make your Snack Attack® Model as well as LEGO Serious Play (LSP) mini kits to help facilitate team meetings.  The Base Kit is sold at a special Jr.FLL discount rate through the instructions above.  ** LSP mini kits and other pieces also sold separately at discount rates following the instructions above.

Coach’s Resources – Check Them Out!

Are you new to LEGO Elements?   Need some help on creating models out of them?   Check out the Coach’s Resources page http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/jr.fll/coach-resources.


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

Helpful Links

Links – YouTube Jr.FLL Marketing Tools TeamUP! Forums

Email – jrfllteams@usfirst.org

Phone # 1-800-871-8326 x 0

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