LEGO Jr. Club
First LEGO League Clubs
By embracing the Core Values, participants learn that friendly competition and mutual gain are not separate goals, and that helping one another is the foundation of teamwork.
- We are a team.
- We do the work to find solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors.
- We know our coaches and mentors don't have all the answers; we learn together.
- We honor the spirit of friendly competition.
- What we discover is more important than what we win.
- We share our experiences with others.
- We display Gracious Professionalism® and Coopertition® in everything we do.
- We have FUN!
This year at San Onofre School, we have two after school clubs. One for grades 5 & 6 and another for grades 3 & 4. Due to the age differences, the clubs are different, but they both adopt the Core Values.
Grades 3 and 4
This is our first year participating in First LEGO League, Jr. Students met 1-2 times a week to work on the Challenge, “Aqua Adventure.” Guided by coaches, teams work to solve a water problem using special LEGO kits. They will create a solution and presentation to share at our school and possible at a local location. At this age level, the event is an expo, a sharing, as opposed to a competition. All skill levels are welcome to join as we solve real-world challenges with research, critical thinking and imagination.
Grades 5 and 6
San Onofre School's Robotics Club has competed in the First LEGO League (FLL) for several years.. FLL is an exciting alliance between FIRST and the LEGO® Group. It’s a robotics program for students, 9 to 14 years old, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology. Additionally, it aims to teach them valuable employment and life skills. Teams of up to 10 kids program an autonomous robot (using a LEGO MINDSTORMS® robot set) to score points on a thematic playing surface, create an innovative solution to a problem as part of their Project, all while guided by the FLL Core Values. These three elements - the Robot Game, Project, and FLL Core Values - make up what is called the yearly Challenge. This program begins each year with a new challenge, released in August. This year’s theme is “Hydro Dynamics”. Meeting twice a week, after school, these teams come up with innovative solutions for the Robot Game and for handling problems involving trash and recycling.