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Beak Squad Robotics - LE 3

Grade Levels:

3

2021-2022 was our Pilot Season during which 1/3 of the third graders participated in this after school robotics team.  While the team continues to function as an Gr 3 extra-curricular, watch Campus Connections for special  after-school workshops offered to other grade levels.
Purpose: Through a series of story-based missions, student teams develop problem-solving, growth mindset, and creativity skills and implement the Engineering Design Process while learning to code.

Wonder League Robotics Competition (WLRC) uses Dash Robots to inspire an early love of coding, computer science, tangible learning, and STEAM  education. 
 

With guidance from a volunteer parent facilitator, students collaborate with their “mini-team” of 3-4 students taking turns fulfilling responsibilities of programmer, designer, and documentor to successfully complete as many competition missions as possible.

We hope to increase cross campus virtual collaboration with the Armleder Gr 3-6 WLRC team in 2022-2023.

Months: June-July: Summer Camps
September: Team Launch/Off-Season Practices
October - January: Qualifying Competition Season
February - March: Post-Season Invitational Submissions
February evening: Showcase for Team Presentations and Awards (Students present their work to friends, family, CHCA community members)
Schedule:

3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Thursdays, September-October
     09/08/22, 09/15/22, 09/22/22, 09/29/22
     10/06/22, 10/13/22, 10/20/22

3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, November-Mid January
     11/01/22, 11/03/22, 11/08/22, 11/10/22, 11/15/22, 11/17/22, 11/29/22
     12/01/22, 12/06/22, 12/08/22, 12/13/22, 12/15/22
     01/03/23, 01/05/23, 01/10/23, 01/12/23

Mid January-March if advancing to Post-Season Invitational
     TBD - Tuesdays & Thursdays


In the 2021-2022 season, teams completed missions and submitted entries via an online portal thus no travel was required for competition. Updated information about 2022-2023 competition submission format & deadlines expected in October.

Practice Location: Robotics Lab at EBL (E110)
Cost:

$150 (includes equipment, Team t-shirt and “Showcase” awards/treats)

Contact sponsor for scholarship information.

Anticipated # of Students: 12-16 students
Expected Parent Involvement:
  • Volunteer Needs from Parent/Adults:
    • 4-6 dedicated Facilitators commit to at least 1x/week for a designated team of up to 4 students.  Contact Sponsor to express interest.
    • 2 Snack Time Volunteers - supervise team members between 3:15-3:30 p.m. (sign-up via TeamSnap Assignments feature)
    • 2 Carpool Volunteers - facilitate carpool pick up (sign-up via TeamSnap Assignments feature)
  • CHCA Fingerprinting is required for all adult volunteers.
  • Download and use TeamSnap
    • TeamSnap is a free app which shares practice scheduling & attendance in addition to enabling safe & secure communication between coach & adults of team members.  
    • TeamSnap also has an "assignments" feature which allows parents/adults to sign-up to volunteer for Snack Time Supervision and Carpool.
    • Within 48 hours of UltraCamp registration, the primary contact will receive an emailed invitation to join the EBL Beak Squad TeamSnap.
       
  • Pick up students by 4:20 p.m. from EBL Lower Circle or they will be sent to Eagles Landing After Care for a charge.
Notes:
  • Students should bring their own peanut-free snack and water bottle to each practice (water only).
  • While we look forward to having fun and building friendships, this after-school activity is just like any other competitive team/sport requiring regular attendance at practices where members focus on trying and learning new things, collaborating and compromising with their assigned team-mates, and maintaining a positive attitude and growth mindset.
  • If students must miss a practice due to a scheduling conflict, sponsor must be notified at the beginning of the season. Multiple absences and/or unexcused absences may jeopardize a student’s participation.
  • Find out more about Wonder League Robotics Competition at https://www.makewonder.com/classroom/robotics-competition/
Sponsor Info: Sarah.Hendrix@chca-oh.org
Important Dates:

Two Step Registration:

08/01/22 - 1: Beak Squad Robotics - LE 3 registration opens
                      2. Join EBL Beak Squad TeamSnap

09/01/22 @ 6:30 p.m. - Virtual Parent Info Session

Meeting ID: 605 520 4588 / Passcode: TechClass
Recording available upon request to sponsor

09/08/22 - 3:15-4:15 p.m. - First Practice
09/14/22 @ 11:59 p.m. - Registration Closes
Learning to program directional algorithms!
Programming Dash to move, talk, and flash colors in our robotics lab!
Programming multiple Dashes and Dots to interact in our robotics lab!
Engineering with Simple Machines and coding programs to mimic animal movements and sounds.
Teambuilding & problem solving to program two robots to work together to complete the challenge.
CHCA Volunteer Fingerprinting Policy: To maintain the safest environment for our students, CHCA requires ALL volunteers to be fingerprinted PRIOR to the first time volunteering. This includes classroom helpers, event and front desk volunteers, party helpers, coaching and theatre volunteers, field trip drivers (grades K-3), trip chaperones, and regular visitors to our buildings.  It also includes Gr 9-12 students who will have contact with minor children while they volunteer in a CHCA sponsored camp or activity. The check is valid for 5 years.

To make your 5 minute appointment (8:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.) at the Welcome Center, email Judi.Davis@chca-oh.org.  Please bring:

  • Your driver's license or a form of identification if you don't have a driver's license
  • A 2nd form of identification (passport, SS card, or birth certificate)
  • Gr 9-12 minor volunteers should bring this completed Parental Permission form

Thank you in advance to everyone for volunteering, and for helping to ensure the safety of our students. We appreciate you!