Monday, December 12, 2016

Dash and Dot visit Newbury Elementary School

Dash & Dot have visited with every K-2 class during Library  at Newbury Elementary School, and our 3/4 Owls are working especially hard on a backstory and programming that shares our school’s vision and mission with the next schools the robots visit.

The Owls have named the robots Harmony (Dash) and Nature Rocks (Dot) and are programming them to share Newbury’s vision of World Peace and mission of Harmony with Self, Others, and Nature. They are also working on explaining our behavior program, ROCKS (Respect,Ownership, Citizenship, Kindness, and Safety).  

The Kindergarteners created a basic storyboard for Dash and then partnered with students from older grades to do the programming. It was wonderful to see the multi-age collaboration and problem solving at work!

Over the next two weeks, we are hoping that the 5th and 6th graders will have time to program Dash and Dot to share “A Christmas Carol.” Our 3-6 grades are attending a production of that play this week. Hopefully, we won’t have any more snow days!