This time of the year — coming to the end of the year and starting a new one — offers us a chance to reflect. What did we learn from the past year? What happened that we’re grateful for?
We asked the FIRST® community what they want to share from the past year and these are some of the responses we received:
August 15, 2018. A day of gratitude with a feeling of acceptance, respect, and acknowledgement of my commitment to education. I’ll never forget how that felt and will forever be grateful and hold on tight to the memory!
FIRST® LEGO® League team Himalayan Hackers:
This year we are grateful for the never ending support from our families, mentors, coaches, and the community that surrounds us.
FIRST LEGO League coach Stacie for team Robo Duckies:
I am grateful for the ten young people who put their heart & soul (not to mention their time, brains, & a whole lot of elbow grease) into our Robot, Project, & FLL Core Values. They make my day a little brighter & I feel so blessed to be their Mama RoboDucky.
Lesson learned?: Important part of TEAM WORK: The WHOLE is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts. For a @firstlegoleage team to become more than just a group of individuals, team members must think of themselves like astronauts: each is an equally valuable key player in the success of the mission!
Never think something is impossible. In 2018, many “impossible things” became possible for us. As it says in the Phantom Tollbooth: “So many things are possible just as long as you don’t know they’re impossible.”
Most grateful for?: Grateful for @FIRSTweets for showing us who we are and what we are good at.
Christopher Haines, a FIRST LEGO League team coach:
Lesson learned?: ALWAYS test missions on at least 2 different playing fields!
He also gives a shout-out to mentors: “Grateful for @SeshanBrothers for assistance and inspiration to my teams, and so many more! And grateful for @FIRSTweets for continuing to come up with awesome topics to explore!”