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.
Murch E.S. parent, Washington, D.C. Class: Space Engineers, November 2015
Well done! I really appreciate what you are doing. V. is very enthusiastic about this class. He tells me about it every time.
Montgomery Housing Partnership, club coordinator. Class: Video Game Programming, November 2013
"Thanks so much. The kids really enjoyed themselves We are grateful for the program and you giving the kids so much to look forward too."
Westbrook E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Storybook Science, October 2014
Thank you for all of these updates. Our daughter A. really enjoys the class and the little projects. As she says, "Thursday is Storybook Science Day!"
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.
Wood Acres E.S. parent, Class: 3-D design, November 2014
[My son] G. is really excited with all the possibilities with the 3d design! ... Thanks for all the updates!
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!
Northfield E.S. parent, Ellicott City, Md. Class: Video Game Programming, March 2015
Thank you for the updates. The class has been amazing for my daughter.
Westbrook E.S. parent, Class: Storybook Science, January 2015
[My son] takes Storybook Science at the after-school program at Westbrook and absolutely loves it.
Camp GrAd Lab parent, Silver Spring, Md. 2014
Communication was great, thanks. L. LOVED the camp. She couldn't stop talking about it in the evenings. She had a great time and I expect her to be back next year for more.
Wyngate ES parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, February 2014
"Thank you so much! M. was very proud of what they built and wanted to make sure we saw the pictures!! He really seems to enjoy the class! Thanks again-"
Oakland Terrace E.S. parent, Kensington, Md. Class: Lego Robotics
Thank you so very much for your leadership and ability to not only educate but allow the kids to totally enjoy themselves!
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.
Mater Dei parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, November 2015
Thank you so much for a great day. B. hasn't stopped talking about his Robotics class since he got home! Excellent work!
Forcey Christian parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Storybook Lego, November 2015
Thank you for your time and email updates. [My daughter] L. really enjoyed the Lego's class with you! We plan on signing her up for next class ...
Bethesda E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Robo Challenge, April 2013
C. came home raving about how "awesome" class was -- told me all about his plane and how it poised for takeoff and had a moving propeller! He loved the first class and can't wait for next week. He thinks he might like to be an engineer, so this is a rong>very cool experience for
Bradley Hills E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Young Engineers, Spring 2011
Thanks for your emails and the pics!! P. came home beaming and saying it was so fun. He eagerly told me that triangles are the best for construction-- a new lesson, learned through experience.
Viers Mill E.S. parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Storybook Science, November 2014
[My sons] LOVE the class! Wish all of their classes were as fun and instructional as yours.
Dayton Oaks E.S. parent, Dayton, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, May 2014
Wow, those [photos] look great! ... Thank you so much for teaching B. He really enjoyed this class!
Oyster Adams E.S. parent, Washington D.C. Class: Lego Engineers, December 2014
I am N.'s dad. He is loving your Lego club.
Ardmore E.S. parent, Springdale, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, Oct. 2015
I am so impressed by the Lego Robotics class. While on a field trip, [my daughter] pointed to a moving contraption and said, “The gears make the arms move.” I asked, “How to do know that?” She replied, “We learned about gears in Lego class.” Wow! Thanks for making Legos and engineering fun and connecting it
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.
Bethesda E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Robo Challenge, May 2014
Thank you for working with the children at BE. T. absolutely loves his Lego Robotics classes.
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)
National Presbyterian activity coordinator, Washington, D.C. Class: Early Engineers, October 2015
I don’t know what else he teaches, but the kids absolutely LOVE him. I’ve had two parents approach me about his class just in the past week.
Parent, Viers Mill E.S., Silver Spring, Md. Class: Lego Engineers, February 2016
Thanks so much! J. is loving your class.
Stone Mill E.S. parent, North Potomac, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, October 2014
Thanks for the updates. My son K. enjoys this class very much!
Flora Singer E.S. parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Lego Robotics A, April 2015
This is fantastic—thank you! ... My son really enjoyed the first session and is looking forward to next week. Thank you so much!!!!"
Thunder Hill E.S. parent, Columbia, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, May 2015
I appreciate the measures you take to ensure my son's, as well as the other children with food allergies, well being.
Rosemary Hills E.S. parent, Kensington, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, October 2011
Thanks for sending the update, photos and video. My son ... loved the class and with the photos and video it's great to see what he was talking about when he said that they made birds.
Murch E.S. parent, Washington D.C. Class: Lego Engineers, May 2014
A. loves the class.
College Gardens E.S. parent, Rockville, Md. Class: Video Game Programming, Oct. 2015
Thanks for the emails and great interaction ! It's nice to hear the updates and correlate with their progress! I can tell you that K. is really enjoying the class!
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!”
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: Video Game Programming, May 2014
W. has been playing around with the program at home and so far he loves the class.
Murch E.S. parent, Washington, D.C. Class: Space Engineers, November 2015
D. ... really enjoys the class!"
Woodlin E.S. parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, November 2011
My son G. adored this after school program. I have never seen him more excited about anything before. He loves Legos and now, loves programming robots. This is a brilliant program and we will definitely be interested in anything else you have to offer.
Garrett Park E.S. parent, Kensington, Md. Class: Early Engineers, October 2015
Thank you. [My daughter] loved it today!
Parent, Concord Hill School, Chevy Chase, Md. Class: Storybook Science
My son, J. had a wonderful time on Monday. He was protesting going before the first class, but I knew he'd love it since he's constantly doing experiments (much to the detriment of my spice drawer) at home. He did love it and he can't wait for next time.
Lakewood E.S. parent, Rockville, Md. Class: Robo Challenge, June 2013
[My son] really enjoyed the class! He didn't have a favorite, but he enjoyed both sessions of Robo Challenge and was sad to see it end.
National Presbyterian School parent, Washington, D.C. Class: Storybook Science, September 2014
H. has been having an awesome time in Storybook Science ... and I enjoy getting more details so I know what was so much fun! Thanks for all you do.
Girls Get Science summer camp parent, Silver Spring, Md. 2014
The hovercraft ride was such a hit that if I ever book a birthday party with you, we must have that for the attendees. The invention lab was fantastic and I loved what my girl made each day. Even I learnt so much - there is actually such a thing as conductive thread. How cool
Murch E.S. parent, Washington, D.C. Class: Space Engineers, October 2015
Thank you for sending these email updates out, it's great to hear what [my children] are doing each Wednesday. We appreciate your time and enthusiasm.
Bradley Hills E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Mindstorms, May 2014
I think this class was great! THANK YOU for doing such an excellent job.
Woodlin E.S. parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, October 2012
We really appreciate you sending the photos/videos. Great to see what A. and the others are doing!
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."
E.L. Haynes Charter School parent, Washington, D.C. Class: Lego Robotics, March 2015
Thanks so much for this update - really appreciate it. We got a very enthusiastic report from our son.
Wood Acres ES parent, Bethesda, Md. Lego Robotics, January 2014
"Thank you for the feedback , great to hear you have had a successful first session! My boys were thrilled and are looking forward to the alligator session next week! Thank you!"
Fulton E.S. parent, Fulton, Md. Class: Storybook Science, September 2014
Thank you! Both J. and L. enjoyed it, and L. even brought his unfinished [project] to before-care today to keep working on it :)
Ardmore E.S. parent, Springdale, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, December 2014
[My daughter] loved sitting down with me and discussing what she and her classmates learned after each session. ... She is so enthused by the class.
Gorman Crossing E.S. parent, Laurel, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, November 2014
Thank YOU for such a positive experience for my son, S. I appreciate the emails. Much appreciated!
Coordinator, Viers Mill E.S., Silver Spring, Md. Class: Lego Engineers, February 2016
It was a great class and I am happy everything went so smoothly on the first day. The kids loved it! -Mary Gregory, after school activities coordinator.
Wayside ES parent, Potomac, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, January 2014
"Thanks so much. My two girls loved the class ! They couldn't say enough! Great instructor, great program."
Ardmore E.S. parent, Springdale, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, October 2014
My daughter D. came home excited about .. how they made the robot lion stand, sit, roar, and chew ... Thank you for keeping her intrigued and learning.
Wood Acres E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. Class: Storybook Science, May 2014
Thank you for the updates! [My daughter] is really enjoying the class so far :)
Pointers Run E.S., Clarksville, Md. Class: Video Game Programming, June 2014
[My daughter] is having a lot of fun with this after-school program. ... THANKS for making this class so much fun for my 4th grader.
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.
Forcey Christian School parent, Silver Spring, Md. Class: Lego Robotics, November 2015
Thank you so much for everything! I know T. learned a lot and had a ton of fun!
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."
Westbrook E.S. club coordinator, Bethesda, Md. Class: Mindstorms
Thank you for these awesome updates and pictures. ... I am a big believer in this type of STEM programming and so pleased to be part of bringing it to Westbrook through the PTA. The kids are learning a lot from you!
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