The Great Adventure Lab instructors get many, many verbal compliments from parents whose children take our LEGO® Robotics and other science classes. Here are some of the written compliments. We update this page regularly. If you are a club coordinator, please contact us about observing one of our classes!
J. is having a great time, and he particularly likes you as the instructor. He can’t stop talking about everything you did in class and gives me a step by step account of everything!
-North Chevy Chase E.S. parent, Chevy Chase, Md. (class: Mindstorms), October 2012
These emails are great! I really appreciate your taking the time to inform us of the class activities. My son really enjoys this class and your professional management and execution has really impressed me too. Thanks for setting a high bar for how after school activities should be run.
-Bradley Hills E.S. parent, Bethesda, Md. (class: LEGO® Robotics), October 2012
Thanks! You and your team were impressive today! And the children were totally engrossed in their project. Well done.
-Wood Acres E.S. parent and club coordinator, Bethesda (class: LEGO® Robotics), September 2012
Thank you very much for providing such a great learning opportunity for Y. and other kids at Spring Hill. Y. really loves your class and had a lot of fun. Thanks and look forward to hearing from you every Monday after the class.
-Spring Hill E.S. parent, McLean (class: Storybook Science), October 2012
I wanted to thank you for the detailed email you sent about the first [Robo Challenge] class. It’s so nice to know exactly what goes on in each class. I also wanted to tell you how much my son enjoyed the class. I even heard from a friend of mine that her son loved it so much, he couldn’t stop talking about it.
-Barnsley E.S. parent, Rockville (class: Robo Challenge), October 2012
We really appreciate you sending the photos/videos. Great to see what A. and the others are doing! Thanks so much.
-Woodlin E.S. parent, Silver Spring (class: LEGO® Robotics), October 2012
Thank you very much for a great first session. Our son had a great time in your class. I arrived early and saw all the children engaged and you giving attention and responses to all children. Thank you for providing the children with a wonderful atmosphere to learn to work together, and for all the wonderful and informative emails.
-Westbrook E.S. parent, Bethesda (class: LEGO® Robotics) September 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!
-Chevy Chase E.S. parent, Chevy Chase (class: Robo Challenge), October 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 and the practice is spreading!
-Woodlin E.S. club coordinator & parent, Silver Spring (class: LEGO® Robotics) May 2012
The Great Adventure Lab just ended and I would say that it was the absolute best after school program we’ve ever participated in. …Thank you sooooo much for bringing that program to Wyngate. It taught my son that he absolutely loves computer programming…which is a big deal for me, since he doesn’t seem to like anything but watching tv!
-Wyngate E.S. parent, Bethesda (class: Video Game Programming) Mar. 2012
[My daughter] LOVES your class and is so excited to share with me her experiments and discoveries from class. Thanks for making class so fun & interesting. I love seeing her enthusiastic face & she has no idea right now that she is learning about science! (class: Storybook Science) Spring 2012
-Burning Tree E.S. Parent, May 2012
[My daughter and son] REALLY loved this past class. They love them all, but this one like the fingerprint one kept them talking and experimenting! I know my kids are learning and having a blast.
-Kensington Parkwood E.S. parent, Silver Spring (class: Crime Science) May 2012
I just wanted to let you know that [my son] had a great time in the Young Engineers class. It was the perfect activity for a kid like him who loves to learn using hands-on activities. Out of all of the after school activities my kids have participated in over the past 5 years, this was definitely the best! I hope that you will do a “Young Engineers 2″ in the future. So thank you so much for teaching D. and offering this class. It was a great experience for him.
-Bradley Hills ES parent, Bethesda (class: Young Engineers) Mar. 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 – just wanted you to know how much you captured his interest in the first session.
-Forcey Christian parent, Silver Spring (class: Mindstorms) Mar. 2012
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. Thank you!
I thought the programming club was exceptional. The kids were very engaged, very creative and absolutely enjoyed learning to use SCRATCH. … They laughed and enjoyed sharing their creations with each other. … The teacher was excited about her subject matter, and eagerly taught the lessons and worked with each student that needed her help.*
Thank you so much for making Friday after school so much fun for S.! She loves the class and told me you are her favorite teacher! Thanks also for the weekly updates! (instructor: Laura!)
-Garrett Park ES parent, Silver Spring (class: Storybook Science). Nov. 2011.
My son … told me this is his favorite after school club EVER! You totally rock and I hope that you’ve sparked some interest in engineering among the kids.”
Thank you so much for teaching the LEGO class. W. really enjoyed himself, and learned a lot. It was fun to hear him tell about his creations, and watch the videos.
Thanks so much for doing such a great job teaching the class. C. really enjoyed it, learned, and is already looking forward to the next one. We appreciate your patience and skill.
-Oakland Terrace ES parent, Kensington(class: Robo Challenge) Oct. 2011
Thank you for the email. J. is so excited about the course. He came home raving about moving sprites.
-Forest Knolls ES parent, Silver Spring (class: Video Game Programming)Oct. 2011
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. …
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. And he is anticipating the upcoming weeks.
- Bradley Hills ES parent, Bethesda, Md. (class: Young Engineers) Spring 2011
I really, really hope your program returns next school year. M. LOVED it. I also enjoyed reading about the adventures.
-Sligo Creek ES parent, Silver Spring, Md.(class: Crime Science) Spring 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.
Carlotta and Joan, Thanks again for this fantastic program. Nicky said yesterday’s was the best yet session–and he has loved every one! I have been raving about your program to everyone who will listen in this area.
-Rosemary Hills ES parent, Silver Spring, Md. (class: LEGO® Robotics)
Thanks for making SCRATCH fun.
-Bannockburn ES parent, Bethesda, Md. (class: Video Game Programming with Scratch)
I was impressed with how well it was run, how the instructors worked with the different kids to engage them on their levels, and I would love for [my son] to take it again for the educational value, if nothing else …
-Rock Creek Forest ES parent, Chevy Chase (class: LEGO® Robotics)
Thanks to you Danika, C. has loved the class.
-Oakland Terrace ES parent, Kensington, Md. (class: LEGO® Robotics)
Thank you so much for sending these [photos from class] — they are wonderful! My son was really excited to tell me all about the class. Thank you for spending your time this way; we really appreciate it
-Bradley Hills ES parent, Bethesda, Md. (class: Young Engineers, for our instructor Will H., who left a career as an electrical engineer to teach high school, and then left that career to take a break. He now pursues many interests including designing courses and teaching for The GrAd Lab. Like many of our instructors, Will often attaches photos or videos to his notes home after each class )
I think it was a great class for [my daughter]. She had fun and learned a lot! What a great introduction to science and engineering!
-Georgian Forest ES parent, Silver Spring, Md. (class: LEGO® Robotics)
Nicole and Joan, Quick note to thank you for the report and for the great work! This sounds like a fabulous class and L. was glowing with excitement when he came home on Wed. They are programming! Amazing!
-Rock Creek Forest ES parent, Chevy Chase, Md. (class: LEGO® Robotics)
Thank you so very much, Danika, for your leadership and ability to not only educate but allow the kids to totally enjoy themselves! Thanks again!
-Oakland Terrace ES parent, Kensington, Md.(class: LEGO® Robotics)
My daughter loved the class….gender did not make a difference. Both my husband and I are science people so we expect our girl to also be a science person–and she is. She loved the class. She sees this type of science on TV all the time and liked doing it herself. It was exciting to solve the crime. She loved the class, and we were thrilled that she wasn’t the only girl there. It was great to have both male and female instructors.
-Oakland Terrace ES parent, Kensington, Md.(class: Crime Science)
Both my daughters did the class and they loved going to it each week! I feel it opens them up to different paths for girls then what are normally offered to them!
-Oakland Terrace ES parent, Kensington, Md. (class: LEGO® Robotics)
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