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Registration is now open for the LetGo Your Mind summer programs at Saint Joseph School

Registration is now open for the LetGo Your Mind summer programs at Saint Joseph School!

Programs will take place over three weeks this summer:  June 22 - 26, July 6 - 10 and July 13 - 17.

Registration is now available for Saint Joseph School families only!  These programs fill up quickly, so take advantage before registration opens to the general public on January 15! You can register on-line at www.letgoyourmind.com.

2020 Program Descriptions - Minecraft Theme

Motorized LEGO brick creations:   Full or Half Day  Ages 4-5

Our 4 to 5 programs are a perfect way to introduce your child to STEM based principles while having fun and building with LEGO bricks! Each day children will learn STEM based concepts that correlate with the build they are creating using axles, gears, motors and battery packs. Working in pairs, students will follow the teacher’s instructions, step by step, to assemble their build. Once their build is complete students will have time to modify and experiment with their LEGO brick creation any way they would like! 

Motorized LEGO brick creations & Stop-Motion Animation: Theme Mine-craft Ages 6-8

Join us as we travel through biomes and learn how to create, build, and modify motorized LEGO brick machines! Before each LEGO brick creation staff will discuss key engineering and physics concepts with the children and how they relate to our builds. Students will then build their LEGO brick creations using axles, gears, battery packs and motors. Working in pairs, students will build mine carts, beacons, lava traps, and much more. In the afternoon, children will have the opportunity to produce their own LEGO stop motion animation. Students will be able to build their own movie sets and develop their own plot using LEGO mini figures, LEGO bricks and professional stop motion animation software!

Coding Program with Stop Motion Animation Ages 6-8

Imagine designing, building, and programming your very own robotic creation! Children will work in teams of two and use Bluetooth technology. They will learn basic programming skills and simple engineering concepts. Students will prepare to complete challenges while programming their creations to perform with light motion and tilt sensors. In the afternoon, children will have the opportunity to produce their own LEGO stop motion animation. Students will be able to build their own movie sets and devise their own plot, with LEGO mini figures and other LEGO bricks, using professional stop-motion animation software.

Battlebots, Stop-Motion Animation & Minecraft Ages 9-13

Come and join us as we battle EV3 bots that can help defeat the Enderman. In our 9 to 13 program students will learn how to build and code EV3 robots using LEGO MINDSTORM. Each day, students will apply STEM based principles and build several versions of their EV3 bots to battle villain bots and their peers. Students will also learn C-based programming and use problem solving skills to help them solve different challenges they may face with their EV3 bots. During the day children will use Minecraft to complete tasks such as building mazes that are filled with traps and defenses to protect them from arch enemies. They will learn how to use Command Blocks and Redstone to create traps and other cool defenses. In the afternoon, children will have the opportunity to produce their own LEGO stop motion animation. Students will be able to build their own movie sets and devise their own plot, with LEGO mini figures and other LEGO bricks, using professional stop motion animation software.