Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week requires that that the photo topic have two E‘s in the word. I chose this sheet of foam, which is one-half of the base for the current Wonder League mission, a programming challenge for kiddos. I repeated the harrowing drive with a second sheet hanging out the back of my car. As I am wont to do, I somehow misread the required dimensions of the base and asked my dearest widower to chop off a foot. Not his own, mind you. The foam base is now 5 x 7, instead of the required 5 x 8. Oh dear.
Here’s the almost-final product featuring Dash the robot. I am going to glue that extra foot back on (yikes!) and finish a vinyl mat that goes on top. Then all of this sits on two tables raised up to my disabled student’s eye level. Whew! That’s a mouthful and you are probably WONDERING what this is all about. The Wonder Leagues offers a terrific opportunity for kids to explore coding on a very cool mission in outer space. Yeah, that will take some explaining. More later.