Well! Here are some pictures from Miss Abigail's robotics tournament. In the end, 26 teams participated and it was really noisy and chaotic and stressful. It was a loooooong day, but still a great experience. And...Abigail's team won one of the awards! This was a big surprise and the kids were VERY excited about it. The award was for robot design and strategy. I think the judges particularly liked the fact that each member of the team programmed one of the robot missions and that they could all describe and answer questions about what they had done for the mission. As they interacted with the judges, it was really apparent that the kids were used to working together. Since the competition stressed teamwork as a core value and a fundamental part of the experience, Abigail's team certainly met this expectation.
What a fun adventure! I think we'll do it again next year. (Am I nuts?)