Bannockburn E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Video Game Programming, November 2011
The programming club was exceptional. The kids were very engaged, very creative and absolutely enjoyed learning to use SCRATCH. ... The teacher ... eagerly taught the lessons and worked with each student that needed her help.
Chevy Chase E.S. parent, Chevy Chase, Md. Class: Robo Challenge, October 2012
Thanks for such a detailed review of the first [class]. My son is very much into robotics and enjoyed the first day of Robo Challenge!
Sligo Creek E.S. parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Crime Science, Spring 2011
I really, really hope your program returns next school year. M. LOVED it. I also enjoyed reading about the adventures.
Bannockburn E.S. School Coordinator, Bannockburn, Ill. Class: Lego Robotics, March 2015
We appreciate your fabulous instruction! Your class is terrific, and the kids are enjoying it immensely.
Stone Mill E.S. parent, North Potomac, Md. Class: Lego Robotics November 2013
Thank you so very much for the WONDERFUL sessions you've given to the kids. J. loved every single one.
Murch E.S. parent, Washington, D.C. Class: Lego Robotics, November 2015
My son, A., absolutely loves this class and has asked to continue it. What are the options for after school or weekend classes going forward?
Camp GrAd Lab parent, Silver Spring, Md. 2014
My child repeatedly has told me..."Mom, I am so glad that you signed me up for this camp. Thank you." Also, he has said repeatedly..."I cannot wait to go to camp tomorrow. I wonder what we will do."
Wyngate ES parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Lego Robotics February 2014
H. is delighted ... He told me this morning he wished it could be Lego Robotics every day! He has never been willing to try it before so I am thrilled that it is such a great experience for him.
St. Patrick’s Catholic School parent, Rockville, Md. Class: Video Game Programming, February 2014
Thank you for your excellent communication. ... So nice to be able to talk to my son about specifics, and keep up on what's being done in each session.
Bannockburn E.S. after school activity coordinator, Bannockburn, Ill. Class: Lego Robotics, June 2014
Thank you so much for all your hard work at Bannockburn! Your class got rave reviews and we are excited to offer more classes in the fall.You were terrific!
Flora Singer E.S. parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Lego Engineers, October 2015
This is a fantastic update. Thank you so much! I can't get [my son] to tell me a whole lot so this helps me to ask more specific questions versus 'how was the class?' He really enjoyed the class a lot.
Kensington Parkwood E.S. parent, Kensington, Md. Class: Storybook Science, October 2015
The first thing A. did at pick-up today was to open his backpack so he could show me what he made in class--it was the highlight of our evening at home, too! I look forward to seeing more projects and talking to him about the class in the coming weeks.
Garrett Park E.S. parent, Kensington, Md. Class: Video Game Programming, January 2015
C. is so excited about the class. He had used Scratch at home with us a bit in the past and now he's been asking to use [Scratch] every day.
Cashell E.S. parent, Olney, Md. Class: Lego Robotics October 2013
S. had an amazing time. Thank you so much for the pictures too!!!"
Wood Acres E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Mindstorms, September 2013
Thank you again for your work teaching this fun class!
Host of private class, D.C. Class: Mindstorms, October 2013
Thanks for working with this group--N. is loving the program.
Metropolitan Nursery School parent, Washington D.C. Class: Early Engineers, October 2015
Thanks for the email last night; [My daughter] loves the class and we are looking forward to the next few classes.
Parent, Concord Hill, Chevy Chase, Md. Class: Storybook Science, March 2016
Thanks for the recap and the great suggestions on where to go. J. continues to love the class, asking me after each one when he gets to go again. Thanks for your great work!
The French Maternal School parent, Washington, D.C. Class: Early Engineers, September 2014
Thanks for the note. [My daughter] really enjoyed class and is looking forward to the next one.
Wood Acres E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Let’s Roll Engineers, September 2013
Sounds like a fun and challenging time! [My daughter] K. is really enjoying the class. Thanks for keeping us updated!
Garrett Park E.S. Parent, Kensington, Md. Class: Let’s Roll Engineers, April 2014
A. LOVED class yesterday! He was so proud of the work - talked about the 'baby' type of legos ( now I wish I hadn't given away all my Duplos) - that they were actually great to work with. Thank you!
Ardmore E.S. student, Springdale, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, October 2014
The Lego Robotics class is super fun. I enjoyed making the alligator eat food and chop down on my hand. This was an exciting experience.
Cold Spring E.S. parent, Potomac, Md. Class: Lego Engineers, October 2015
I can't tell you how much [my daughter] S. loves the class! Her only complaint is that the class is too short.
Parent, Private Residence, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, March 2016
K. has been loving robotics. Thanks so much for all you do!
Parent, Stonegate E.S., Silver Spring, Md. Class: Intro to Robotics, March 2016
I just wanted to say how much my boys have both enjoyed this Robotics class, they look forward to it every Thursday, keep up the good work!
Girls Get Science summer camp parent, Silver Spring, Md. July 2014
She was very excited about each of her projects and begged for us to sign her up for the next week.
Girls Get Science summer camp parent, Silver Spring, Md. 2014
The girls say that it was probably better that it was just with other girls since boys can be bossy with the toys, doing the projects themselves rather than letting girls have a turn to truly tinker.
Kensington Parkwood E.S. Parent, South Kensington, Md. Class: Mindstorms, November 2013
Thanks for doing such a great job with the kids - A. looks forward to it every week- and hasn't complained once about being the only girl in class."
Farmland E.S. parent, Rockville, Md. Class: Video Game Programming, March 2014
"My son M. loved this class and he is very excited about programming. Thank you very much for your valuable input in my kid's development."
Wood Acres E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Lego Engineers, April 2014
Wanted to let you know that [my son] really enjoyed Lego Engineers. It’s the only after school activity that he’s consistently looked forward to every week. It’s a great program.
Peabody E.S. parent, Washington, D.C. Class: Early Engineers, October 2014
My son S. is enjoying the Early Engineers class.
Oakland Terrace E.S. parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Video Game Programming, November 2014
Thank you so much for your weekly communications. It was very helpful know that the kids learned and did in specific terms. My [daughter and son] enjoyed the program.
Rock View E.S. parent, Kensington, Md. Class: Lego Robotics
All I have to say is that my son was soooo excited when he came home from this class! It was all he talked about that night.
Kensington Parkwood parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Electronics, March 2013
Thanks a lot for all your hard work with the kids- A. loved it and is still having fun with the [burglar] alarm!
Wyngate ES parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, February 2014
Best after school activity S. has had since he started at Wyngate as a kindergartner.
Oyster Bilingual School, Washington DC. Class: Electronics, October 2015
Thanks for this update. When I got home from a business trip, L. could not wait to tell me that he 'lit a light bulb with batteries and play dough'... he liked it. Great work.
Mattaponi E.S., Upper Marlboro, Md., Class: Lego Robotics, October 2014
Thank you for the updates ... They are very informative and helpful. J. [My child] is having a wonderful time!
Forcey Christian parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Mindstorms, March 2012
My son R. came home incredibly excited about his first meeting. He’s always loved Legos and has an affinity for science, math and engineering. He said this is the best activity he’s ever done.
Carderock E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Storybook Science, June 2015
Every time I picked up my son from class the room was a hive of activity full of the excitement that only comes with implementing newfound knowledge. He was thrilled with every project they made.... Thank you for inspiring my son!
Private class parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Mindstorms, March 2015
I cannot describe to you how much fun P. had in the class.
Murch E.S. parent, Washington D.C. Class: Space Engineers, October 2015
It was a great pleasure watching you and the kids launch all of the rockets. I loved that squeal of excitement after every launch, which never got old for anyone there, including the parents. Thank you for making science so much fun!
Parent, Potomac, Md. Private tutoring: Video Game Programming, January 2015
My son, K. absolutely loves his lessons with Brandi. She is patient, kind, and fantastic with him!!
Parkland Middle School Principal Rockville, Md. Classes: Mindstorms, Video Game Programming, 3-D Design, Oct. 2015
Thank you! You are doing great work with our students! -Khanny Yang, Principal, Parkland Middle School Editor's note: The Great Adventure Lab offers afterschool programming at Parkland Middle School five days a week. We provide Engineering on Mondays, Robotics on Tuesday, Video Game Programming on Wednesdays, 3-D Design on Thursdays and Hands-on Science projects on Fridays.
Garrett Park E.S. parent, Kensington, Md. Class: Robo Challenge, October 2014
B. was so excited about this first class. When he got into the car to go home I asked him, “How was the class?” He looked at me and said “BCE.” “Huh?” I responded. “Best Class Ever!”
Woodlin E.S. club coordinator, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, May 2012
That was simply a wonderful class. Thank you so much for your excellent teaching. And your great communications with families. You have set a high standard for other clubs.
Maryville E.S. parent, Rockville, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, March 2015
This [update] is extremely helpful, and very much appreciated in our house. My son, J, was very excited to tell me about what he learned in class, so clearly you are doing a great job keeping his interest.
East Silver Spring E.S. parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Early Engineers, April 2015
You are so fabulous!!! S. is having the best time in your class! Thank you for your letters and all you are doing!!
Parent, Viers Mill E.S., Silver Spring, Md. Class: Lego Engineers, February 2016
Thank you for all of the detailed information about each class along with pictures! My child is really enjoying it.
Wonders Child Care [@Somerset E.S.] Club Coordinator Ebony Ellis, Chevy Chase, Md.
Whatever class dates you have are fine with me. You have a great program so it will fill up no matter what day it's offered. (June 2013)
Wood Acres E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Intro to Robotics, November 2015
M. couldn't stop talking about the class last night. He is so excited about the new Legos! Thank you for taking the time to send the amazing description below. We are looking forward to hearing more from M. - and you!
Bradley Hills E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Electronics, March 2015
Z. really enjoyed the electronics class.
Murch E.S. parent, Washington, D.C. Class: Electronics, March 2015
O. is really enjoying the class and I appreciate these quick summaries. It gives us a bit more context to chat with him some more.
Bannockburn E.S. aide, Bannockburn, Ill. Class: Lego Robotics, April 2015
I want to share what a wonderful job [your instructor] did ... I was especially impressed with the manner in which he worked to make the class inclusive and meaningful for a student with special needs.
Parent, Rock View E.S. Class: Space Engineers, March 2016
Thank you for sending the wonderful updates-H. absolutely loves the class. I am sorry it will be over so soon!
Garrett Park E.S. parent, Kensington Park, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, October 2014
Thanks again. [My son] A. had another wonderful time in your class!
Ardmore E.S., Springdale, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, October 2014
Thank you for doing a great job with Q., I am so excited about this class.
Parent, Rock View E.S., Kensington, Md. Class: Intro to Video Game Programming, February 2016
My son J. loves the class. What an exciting way to learn! In J.’s spare time, he has gone on his iPad and created some projects on his own.
Robert Frost M.S. parent, Rockville, Md. Class: Mindstorms, April 2015
I was very impressed with the first class. Your instructors were very professional and did a fantastic job with the kids.
Forest Knolls E.S. parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Video Game Programming, October 2011
Thank you for the email. J. is so excited about the course. He came home raving about moving sprites.
Peabody E.S. parent, Washington, D.C., Class: Early Engineers, October 2014
[My daughter] tends to ask about this class mid-week in anticipation. As a parent, I love this. .. [My daughter and son] are both enjoying your class. Thank you for all you do!
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