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The new session of robot camp started on Monday and we have a whole new set of kids. When I want to be polite, I say they are energetic.

Some short stories:

1.
Robot camp takes place in a public high school. We share the building with several other camps. During our snack time yesterday, the soccer camp was beginning to serve their lunch. Unlike out camp where the kids have to bring their own food, the soccer camp has their lunches catered. So they were all lining up to receive their food.

One of our kids walked straight over to the soccer camp and got on their line. Thankfully some of the other kids told us, and we retrieved him. One of the teachers explained to him why it was wrong (not our camp, stealing, etc.) and we figured that was the end of it. We are shockingly naive. He tried two other times!!! One time he noticed we were watching him and quickly turned around. The last time, he managed to get back on the time again while we were distracted by another kid. Once again, a few other kids let us know and we retrieved him. He had a long talk with the principal after that and was warned that she would call his parents if there was another problem.

2.
During lunch, one of our kids left the cafeteria. I quickly noticed another kid following him. Neither kid has asked permission to leave, so I followed them. They went into the bathroom, so I waited outside to remind them to ask next time so we know where everyone is at all times. Suddenly I start hearing screaming and banging from the bathroom. So I had to walk back to get the male assistant and have him go inside and find out what they were doing.

The first kid who had left had sincerely had to go to the bathroom. He was screaming because the second kid was climbing up the stall to peek in on him and banging on the door. The first kid was reminded about asking before going to the bathroom. The second kid was given a warning that we would call his parents if he could not behave.

3.
A little girl in the class has no interest in teamwork, programming, or legos. What she does like to do is hover over me and tell me every single thing that pops into her head. Every. single. thing. It's like being trapped in my own personal hell. I really don't know what to do with her today because in addition to the constant chatter, she cannot stop moving. She is constantly jumping around and dancing around. I was allowing her to help me judge catapult robots yesterday, but since she could not keep herself from jumping onto the challenge mat, that's just not going to work today.

Date: 2014-07-16 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] danithesquirrel.livejournal.com
Hang in there! Also, thank you so much for the thoughtful gift! We got it in yesterday's mail. I will send you a picture in a couple weeks (hopefully) when I'm done with the kitchen and Sim has a chance to use the food with it!

Date: 2014-07-17 11:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] holytoastr.livejournal.com
Glad you like it! Rob had mentioned you were building the tiny kitchen when he visited!

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