CurrClick’s Lego Club

CurrClick’s Lego Club is almost here! Sign up today!

From CurrClick’s website:

“Welcome to the CurrClick Live Online Lego Club!

Do you have a Lego enthusiast who could spend hours and hours every day engrossed with creative building?  Do you have so many Legos in your house that you never know when you’ll suck up one with your vacuum cleaner? Do you sometimes get down the floor with your clever builders and create something of your own?

Well this club is for you and your family! The educational benefits of Legos are known far and wide and now you’ll have access to a safe, online environment for your kids to make new friends, use their imaginations, and work through challenges. Did I mention this club is 100% free!

Club Specifics:

  • Meetings will take place every other week and will alternate between Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • Meetings will last 45 minutes and will always take place at 1:00pm central standard time.
  • Meetings will be run by volunteers and CurrClick parents. Lessons will be taught by our main moderator and teacher Roni Bergerson of Eastern Wind Academy.
  • Each month will have a theme, a lesson plan, show and tell, and challenge activities. To give more members a chance to attend, each month’s meetings will be identical. For example, the meeting on Wed. 1/12 will be identical to the meeting on Mon. 1/24.
  • During each meeting, children will have the opportunity to hold a 3 minute show and tell of something that they have built. This could be a unique creation or a purchased set. Presentations could be shared live via webcam or via a photo Powerpoint presentation. Due to the fact that we will only have a few openings per class, if your child in interested in doing a show and tell, you must notify Roni or Amy at least a week in advance.
  • A few days before each meeting, registrants will receive an Adobe Connect meeting room link and a list of needed supplies.

Upcoming Schedule:

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 – 1:00 CST (theme #1)
Monday, January 24, 2011 – 1:00 CST (theme #1)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 – 1:00 CST (theme #2)
Monday, February 21, 2011 – 1:00 CST (theme #2)

Theme #1:

The theme for January is going to be Happy New Year!  We’re going to build 2011 signs, strategically designed to fall over.  It will be up to the kids to brainstorm ideas about how to stabilize the structure at the base so that it remains upright.  Kids will also explore and build different shapes – judging them on ease of building, stability and application.  The older kids will think about what shapes are used in the real world (i.e. triangles in truss bridges).

*Lego is a trademark of the LEGO Group”

Doesn’t that sound like fun?

Being the mom of a rabid Legomaniac, I can say that we’ve been anxiously awaiting this announcement since we first learned about it on Facebook a month ago. If your kids are like mine, then check out this amazing Lego Unit Study and Lapbook to hold you over until January.

TH

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2 comments on “CurrClick’s Lego Club

  1. Hi,
    We signed up for the Lego club through Currclick in December (and we received confirmation); we have not received the email or the instructions on today’s meeting (which has now started). Please help, we have a very disappointed young man here.

    • Triangle Homeschoolers is not affiliated with CurrClick.com in any way. We only mention it here because some of our members were interested and plan to bring their creations to our Park day event to share their work.

      If you signed up for the Lego Club, you might want to check your email’s ‘spam’ folder. The reminder/instructional email came through my personal inbox with no subject and so was tagged as spam and filtered into that folder, so I didn’t see it. In that email though, there is a hyperlink to the Adobe Meeting Room that the class/meeting is held in online. You’ll need to click that link to access the room. Further instructions are also in that email. If you didn’t sign up, you’ll need to in order to participate (you can check your CurrClick account and see if you’ve registered (it will show up as a download).

      The class/meeting is limited to the first 100 entrants, so you’ll want to log in early. Check your time zones as well to make sure that you’re there at the correct time. Each class/meeting is repeated 2 weeks after the first one, so you’ll want to closely scan your inbox and spam folder for the next notice if you miss the first one. For Jan 2011, the next meeting is going to be Monday, Jan. 24th.

      If you continue having trouble, then I would suggest contacting CurrClick.com’s customer service department. They’re usually very quick to reply.
      Hope this helps!
      Warmly,
      ~h

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