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Parent interest in beebots September 2, 2010

Posted by alinnert in C.
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It is great to see our parents so enthusiastic about having beebots in our classrooms.

Beebots were briefly introduced at our school open day and some parents were able to watch an activity during open classroom time.

Parent helpers in my year one class and a kindergarten class have been interacting with the students as they engage with the beebots. It was lovely to see an enthusiastic father and four boys from my class working together to program the beebots. (during reading groups)

A parent came to me after school today and told me that she was looking forward to seeing our beebots. She had read about them in our class “bulletin”.

“The children have embraced the use of beebots as a part of their learning. These programmable floor robots have been a valuable addition to our Maths, English and Integrated Studies program. We have used the beebots to explore the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and as part of our number investigations. After reading the story of the Three Little Pigs, the students reconstructed the story on a map and then transferred their ideas onto inserts for the beebot mat. They were then able to take their beebot through the sequence of the story of the Three Little Pigs. The beebots help to further develop concentration, memory, spacial awareness, positional language and much more.
We are planning to make shelters for the beebots. Please help us by sending in a cardboard box for your child to use. A beebot is 15cm long, 10cm wide and about 10cm high. The box should be at least this size. Your child will be able to help you choose a box which is about the right size.”

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1. starrybear - September 5, 2010

Hi, great ideas that you are using for your Beebots. I like the idea of making shelters with boxes. We have made houses out of classroom blocks etc. however having specially designed and decorated box homes would really interest the children, bye for now, from MH


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