LEGO WeDo in Kindergarten
At Orchard School, we are fortunate to have some amazing parents who are willing (and able) to give some part of their day to volunteering in their child's classroom. One kindergarten parent is passionate about introducing programming language to very young children.One particular parent wrote a grant through LEGO that would give funds to purchase LEGO WeDo kits. We coordinated with a kindergarten teacher to create a six-week program to introduce this equipment and the software to these young students. The class was divided into four groups, each led by a parent or educator. Our groups decided upon team names and began to build collaborative relationships.