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!
- 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.
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)
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.