Lego Club rocks

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NINJA Training Camp

The trio of boys agreed,

“We need a jet,”

“We might like a bridge,”

“We could use num-chucks,”

and “We need exercise equipment.”

The necessities of learning how

to navigate the world

yet seeing the fun!

Photo by reocochran
The boys were
Micah and friends.

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    • They were my son’s favorite, Jill. Micah is my oldest daughter’s son and is in the middle here. My Dad came up with the idea of giving my son, Jamie, a multi-layered fishing tackle box. My son loved sorting and putting them back into order. It made it easier to create if the special blocks, windows and other detailed items were in their places. He insisted that visiting friends could use this “babysitting kids’ tub” I had for the general use of the other kids.

    • Marissa, you should see this room with about 30 kids and all the Lego’s everywhere! Each team gets a base board, a tub of Lego’s and a time limit. They have never “won” but they enjoy doing this. Micah is in the middle but next month, I will post Landen with Micah and a friend. Landen is my son’s stepson and he has never been able to attend due to school behaviors, he is always on “yellow” instead of “green.” My friend Jenny, who was a teacher says, “Maybe Landen’s good behavior is considered “Yellow,” and may never earn a “Green!” We can only hope next year’s teacher may see a different side to Landen. Smiles!

      • I sure respect the rebels, Marissa. They create music, write books, cut their ear off and paint (Van Gogh) and all sorts of wild things! πŸ™‚ Thanks for your supportive comment.

    • Sounds great, now if only they were the lucky winners of a Lego Trip drawing! Smiles and thanks for the delightful suggestion. One never knows what the future will bring. Micah is my 7 year old grandson in the middle of the two 9 year olds. There are actually about 30 in this conference room of the library, Kirt!

      • I had the privilege of seeing Lego land behind the scenes while it was being built years ago….our bank was one of the lead banks on the project…..really cool

      • Wow, did you have the foresight or right to take photographs of this while it was being constructed? Thanks for sharing this, Kirt. So cool!
        Actually, I meant to tell you that every winter there is a visiting Lego convention. I asked my oldest grandson, Skyler if he were interested in seeing it and participating while we could take his brother, (who is in this post.) He declined and asked if we could go to a movie instead. Kids! πŸ˜‰

    • My grandson, Micah, convinced the two 9 year olds that he “works well with older kids.” Seriously, he uses this line every month now that his 11 year old brother would prefer to go to the computer room during Lego Club. Next month, I hope to take my son’s stepson, Landen. He is always getting into trouble in school, but he is good for me.
      I have a retired teacher friend, Jenny, I mention from time to time about. We do our get-together’s on Fridays, when I am supposed to only work half days. Anyway, she told me a funny response, “What if Landen’s good behavior is really “Yellow” in his teacher’s eyes instead of “Green” as some may view him? (using “Red” as “bad” behaviors). I told my son this and he told his wife that, “If Nana (Mom) is willing to deal with Landen at Lego Club, why not let him go next month?” πŸ™‚

  1. Robin, this is wonderful because you listened to all their ideas and gave them the environment to figure it out; a mini ‘roots and wings’. You see, it’s the culmination of these experiences that give children what they need to grow. Thank you! And, way to go!

    • Jennie, you are so encouraging and special. ❀ Thanks so much for this positive response.

      I have a good retired teacher friend, Jenny, who is suggesting I take next month, my grandson Landen with Micah. Micah is in the photograph, middle of these two boys with glasses.

      Landen, poor kid, is always on "Yellow" card behavior in school, while "Red" is considered "bad" and "Green" is "good." Of course, my DIL, is trying to support the school and says he cannot go to Lego Club nor do video games due to his Yellow card.

      My friend, Jenny, said this rather profound thing: "What if Landen's "Yellow" is the best he can do and is truly his "Green?"

      When I told my son (Landen's stepfather) this he agreed and "advocated" with DIL. Landen is being granted next month's Lego Club attendance under my supervision joining Micah. Isn't this something you and I would have figured out and got it "passed" through long ago?
      I feel bad for Landen. Awhile back, when he was 7 years old, I posted on my blog, he was at his Dad's house and he did something "really bad" by getting up in the middle of the night and went next door to play with some toys. The neighbors had told him he could come over "anytime he wanted to play." He took this literally and when the neighbors called the police from upstairs, the police gave him a "breaking and entering" ticket. You should have seen the variety of replies on my blog when I wrote about this πŸ™‚ Some kids would "instinctively know" they shouldn't go into another home at night, even after rules and boundaries are set at my son and DIL's home, Landen somehow doesn't see the black and white of right and wrong, he sees "grays." I set perimeters and he listens to me but I imagine a teacher does get her patience tested. I rambled on a little bit on this but thought it may be worth a discussion here. Smiles, Robin

  2. Oh my youngest grandson has more legos than you can imagine. He absolutely loves them and can build anything with them from his imagination. It’s simply amazing. I may ask Nikki to see if they have a lego club in Colorado Springs. He would love that I think. Love, N πŸ™‚ ❀

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