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WEEK OF JAN. 30 - Feb. 3

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 Congrats to our IQ ROCKBOTS Robotics teams for their winning of the Robotics Tournament Champions Award, Skills Programming Award, Excellence and Judges awards during the weekend. Kudos to our AMAZING Robotics Teams.

Good luck to the following teams who will represent Rockway Middle School in the District competitions this Saturday Feb. 4: Robotic Hand, VEX IQ, FPL Generator, Water Bottle Rocket and Mouse-trap Cars. Go Falcons!!!

 VEX IQ Competition Feb. 4 8:00 AM 2929A at Miami-Dade College North Campus. Feb. 4 8:00 AM. Directions in the FT packet.

VEX IQ, Robotic Hand and Generator Teams Feb. 4 Competition at Miami Dade College North Campus Feb. 4 8:00 AM. Directions in the FT packet.

VEX VRC Feb. 4 Tournament at Banyan Air 7:45 AM

 

Banyan Air Service
5360 Northwest 20th Terrace
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309

 

Grades and this week: Motors/Batteries; long/short capped shafts, rubber shaft collars, 24 and 48 teeth gears and sprockets of all sizes.  Lab: Episode 6: Gear Ratios Video.

Classwork:  Video Episode 6 and TEN Prototyping: Follow the steps of the prototyping cycle documentation in the TEN

WEEK OF JAN. 24-27             3rd Nine Weeks

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Congrats to our IQ ROCKBOTS Teams for their winning of the Design and Judges Award at McMillan on Sunday. Way to go ROCKBOTS!

All Teams: Bring FT forms signed by parents. Complete the Competition Waiver if you have not done so yet.

 VEX IQ Competition Jan 29 (Sunday) 8:00 AM 2929A and B Riviera Middle School

10301 SW 48th Street

Miami, Florida 33165

VEX IQ, Robotic Hand, and Generator Teams Competition at Miami Dade College North Campus Feb. 4 8:00 AM

Please bring FT Forms signed by parents next week.

VEX CCA VRC Tournament at Banyan Air Service 7:45 AM

5360 Northwest 20th Terrace

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309

 Grades and this week: Extra credit for Motors and Batteries will continue during 3rd NW. We will add long/short capped shafts, rubber shaft collars, 24 and 48 teeth gears and sprockets of all sizes.  Lab: Ratios; Script Episode 6: Gear Ratios

Classwork:  Script Episode 6 and TEN Prototyping: Follow the steps of the prototyping cycle documentation in the TEN 


WEEK OF JAN. 17-20   End of Grading Period

 

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Congrats 9393 VEX Teams for your performance in the last tournament on Saturday, we went up to 4th & 7th in the State. There is much room for improvements. Keep up the good work.

All Teams: Bring FT forms signed by parents. Complete the Competition Waiver if you have not done so yet.

 

VEX IQ Competition Jan 22 (Sunday) 7:30 AM 2929A and B at Howard D. McMillan Middle School
13100 Southwest 59th Street
Miami, Florida 33183
VEX IQ Competition Jan 29 (Sunday) 7:30 AM 2929A and B Riviera Middle School
10301 SW 48th Street
Miami, Florida 33165
Grades this week: Extra credit for Motors and Bateries will continue during 3rd NW, if you want your credit to show in this marking period please see me ASAP, I will close grade book. Grades assigned during this week will show in the 3rd nine weeks.
Classwork: Lab: Ratios/practice. Continue with TEN Prototyping: Follow the steps of the prototyping cycle documentation.  

 

 

WEEK OF JAN. 9-13  

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Competitions

All Teams: Bring FT forms signed by parents. Complete the Competition Waiver if you have not done so yet.

All Teams: Upload 2 Online Challenges per team by Thursday Jan. 12.

Friday Jan. 13 We will meet with VEX teams only until 5 PM to pack for competition. Robotic hand: Pass by to pick up materials.

 

VEX EDR Jan 14 8:00 AM 9393A and V at Florida Memorial University
15800 Northwest 42nd Avenue
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054

 

VEX IQ Jan 22 (Sunday) 7:30 AM 2929A and B at Howard D. McMillan Middle School
13100 Southwest 59th Street
Miami, Florida 33183
VEX IQ Jan 29 (Sunday) 7:30 AM 2929A and B Riviera Middle School
10301 SW 48th Street
Miami, Florida 33165

Grades this week: Motors/Batteries Extra Credit; Make ups for past due assignments: Click on the calendar in Schoology and look for the corresponding links to upload your past due assignments.

Classwork: Continue with TEN Prototyping: Follow the steps of the prototyping cycle documentation. 

 

 

 

 WEEK OF DEC.20-22 ♥ Merry Christmas and an Awesome 2023 ♥

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Congratulations 2929A and 2929B for their winning of the Excellence and Amaze Awards on Saturday at South Dade MS. Way to go Rockbots!!!

A big Shout out to our 9393 A and V for their participation in the High School VEX Qualifier: 5th and 7th in the State. Congrats 9393A for their skills scores and their qualification for the Regional Florida State Competition!!! GO ROCKBOTS!

Competitions All Teams: Bring FT forms signed by parents. Complete the Competition Waiver if you have not done so yet.

 

VEX EDR Jan 14 8:00 AM 9393A and V at Florida Memorial University
15800 Northwest 42nd Avenue
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054

VEX IQ Jan 22 (Sunday) 7:30 AM 2929A and B at Howard D. McMillan Middle School

13100 Southwest 59th Street
Miami, Florida 33183

VEX IQ Jan 29 (Sunday) 7:30 AM 2929A and B Riviera Middle School

10301 SW 48th Street 

Miami, Florida 33165

Grades this week: Motors/Batteries; Extended time Global Challenges (Dec. 21) Rockbots Broadcast Video Episode 5 “Prototyping” and Late Work: Reading: Autonomous “Many Cars,No Drivers? (Look for link in Schoology) 

Classwork: Video Episode 5; Continue with TEN Prototyping: Follow the steps of the prototyping cycle documentation. 

 

 

 

 

WEEK OF DEC. 12-16

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Congratulations to 2929A and 2929B for their participation in the BG State qualifier. Kudos to 2929A for the Excellence Award and Skills Champions 1st place. They also moved up in the State ranking. GO ROCKBOTS!

Competitions:

All Teams: Bring FT forms signed by parents. Complete the Competition Waiver if you have not done so yet.

 

VEX IQ Dec. 17 8:00 AM 2929A and B at South Dade Middle School
29100 Southwest 194th Avenue
Homestead, Florida 33030

 

VEX EDR Dec. 17 7:30 AM 9393A and V at South Dade Senior High in the Funari Fieldhouse 

 

28401 SW  167th Avenue
Homestead, Florida 33030

 

Grades this and next week:  VEX IQ Motors and Batteries for class teams; Rockbots Broadcast Series Episode 5: “Prototyping” Explain and give visual examples of the prototyping cycle documentation.

Global Online Challenges Due Dec. 16 Reminder: Follow your Gantt Chart plan and have it ready to upload (digitally) or turn in a physical project.

Classwork: Continue with TEN Prototyping: Follow the steps of the prototyping cycle documentation.Reading.

WEEK OF DEC. 5-9

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Congratulations to all our teams that competed Saturday and Sunday: 9393 A and V Awesome Job in the High School Competition. We went up to #3 in the State of FL

Congratulations to 2929A for their INNOVATE Award. They also moved up in the State ranking. GO ROCKBOTS!

Competitions:

All Teams: Bring FT forms signed by parents. Complete the Competition Waiver if you have not done so yet.robotevents.com/consent or Spanish language version.

 

VEX IQ Dec. 10  8:00 AM 2929A and B at Bob Graham Education Center
15901 Northwest 79th Avenue
Miami Lakes, Florida 33016
VEX IQ Dec. 17 8:00 AM 2929A and B at South Dade Middle School
29100 SW 194th Avenue
Homestead, Florida 33030
VEX EDR Dec. 17 7:30 AM 9393A and V at South Dade Senior High in the Funari Fieldhouse 
28401 SW  167th Avenue
Homestead, Florida 33030

 

Grades this and next week:  VEX IQ Motors and Batteries for class teams; Rockbots Broadcast Series Episode 5: “Prototyping” Explain and give visual examples of the prototyping cycle documentation.

Global Online Challenges Due Dec. 16 Reminder: Follow your Gantt Chart plan and have it ready to upload (digitally) or turn in a physical project.

Classwork: Continue with TEN Prototyping: Follow the steps of the prototyping cycle documentation. Students who did not turn in a Planning Gantt Chart last chance, please see me ASAP to coordinate your project. 

 

 

WEEK OF NOV. 28-DEC.2

FEEDBACK               

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All teams: FILL OUT WAIVER CONSENT FORMS Please click here:  robotevents.com/consent or Spanish language version.

Competitions: GO ROCKBOTS!

VEX Dec. 3 at Miami Jackson Senior High

1751 Northwest 36th Street Miami, Florida 33142 8:00 AM to 4:00PM. Get and return a signed FT form before Friday.

VEX IQ Dec. 3 Skills Only 2929A at Miramar Regional Park 16801 Miramar Parkway Miramar FL 33027. Get and return a signed FT form before Friday.

Grades this and next week:  VEX IQ Motors and Batteries for class teams; Rockbots Broadcast Series Episode 5: “Prototyping” Explain and give visual examples of the prototyping cycle documentation.

Global Online Challenges Reminder: Due Dec. 16. Follow your Gantt Chart plan and have it ready to upload (digitally) or turn in a physical project.

Classwork: Inventories and Solution uploaded in Schoology (I will print solutions) Prototyping: Follow the steps of the prototyping cycle documentation.

Students who did not turn in a Planning Gantt Chart please see me ASAP to coordinate your project. 






WEEK OF NOV. 14-18

 

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Great Job 9393 A & V at Miami Springs!!! Among 40 High School Teams Rockbots A got into Finals. First competition, great results: 9393A 7th in the State, 9393V 9th in the State. Congratulations and keep on improving the prototypes.

All teams: FILL OUT CONSENT FORMS Please navigate to robotevents.com/consent or Spanish language version.

Competitions: GO ROCKBOTS!

VEX Dec. 3 at Miami Jackson Senior High

1751 Northwest 36th Street Miami, Florida 33142 8:00 AM  to 4:00PM

Grades this week: VEX IQ Motors; Rockbots Broadcast Series Episode 3 (periods 5 and 6) Episode 4 (Periods 1,2,3 and 4) Global Online Challenges Selection and Gantt Chart.

Classwork: Inventories and Solution uploaded in Schoology (I will print solutions) ; Recording of Video Episodes, Selection Gantt Chart.

Homework Reminder: Project Online Challenges. Links given in website and in Schoology.

 

WEEK OF NOV. 7-10

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*A big shout out to our Rockbots 2929 A and B for the outstanding performance at the RMS Qualifier on Saturday. We are in Regionals!!! 2929A Design Award. Pending Regional Qualification. 2929B Excellence Award, Robot Skills 1st place, 27th in the Worlds Ranking and 1st place in the State of Florida GO ROCKBOTS

*All teams please turn in FT Forms. Drones please see me to coordinate participation on Nov. 12.

*9393 FILL OUT CONSENT FORMS Please navigate to robotevents.com/consent or Spanish language version.

*Competitions: 

VEX Nov, 12

Miami Springs Community Center

1401 Westward Drive

Miami Springs, Florida 33166

*Grades this week: VEX IQ Motors; Rockbots Broadcast Series Episode 3 (periods 5 and 6) Episode 4 (Periods 1,2,3 and 4) Due Nov. 14.

  *Classwork: Some teams owe the Inventories. Please see me ASAP; Script for Video Episodes, Prototyping Cycle,        Recording of Video Episodes, Homework: Project selection and personal planning. Find information here:

  *Homework: Read about the following projects, select one and adhere to the rules and guidelines to carry it out. The due date for any of them is Dec. 16. (The due dates included in the description of the project are for students that are competing AND DON'T PERTAIN TO YOU) Please plan your project accordingly. Click on links below to select your project.

  *Project Global Online Challenges: Any of the following projects is due Dec. 16 

VIQC Middle School - Career Readiness Challenge

VIQC Middle School - Girl Powered Challenge Sponsored by Google

VIQC Middle School - Reverse Engineering Challenge

VIQC Middle School - STEM Research Project

VIQC Middle School - Poster Design Challenge

VIQC Middle School - Promote Video Challenge Sponsored by VEX

VRC Middle School - Career Readiness Challenge

VRC Middle School - Promote Video Challenge Sponsored by VEX

VRC Middle School - Reverse Engineering Challenge

VRC Middle School - CAD Engineering Challenge Sponsored by Autodesk

VRC Middle School - Poster Design Challenge

VRC Middle School - Girl Powered Challenge Sponsored by Google

VRC Middle School - Theme It Up! Challenge

VRC OnShape Design Challenge

 

WEEK OF OCT. 31- NOV. 4   Happy Halloween!

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1.    Congratulations Team Rockbots Drones! Great Job Girls!

2.    2929 and 9393 FILL OUT CONSENT FORMS Please navigate to robotevents.com/consent. Alternatively, navigate to the Spanish language version.

3.    Competitions: GO ROCKBOTS!

VEX IQ Nov. 5 @RMS 8:00 AM

VEX Nov, 12 BOTS FOR ALL & RAMTech

Miami Springs Community Center

1401 Westward Drive

Miami Springs, Florida 33166

4.    Grades this week: VEX IQ Motors and Late submissions for MATRIX and Episode 2: Brainstorming and TINKERCAD, P5 Tinkercad Project Practice

Classwork: S3 Solution Design including all parts S3 requires to build the solution; S3 solution in TINKERCAD, Inventory and Prototyping Cycle. 


WEEK OF OCT. 24-28   2nd Nine Weeks

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RMS Showcase Oct. 25: Team 9393, and Drones Teams are to present during the rotations on Oct. 25 at the Showcase for Parents and Students.

Competition Nov. 5 (IQ) @RMS Nov, 12 @Coral Park VEX. Please fill out the consent form. Scroll down this website for link. Also posted in Schoology. 

Grades this week: Solution MATRIX and RBS Episode 2 Brainstoriming and TINKERCAD

Classwork: TINKERCAD Practice (5th P.) All Periods: S3 Solution Design including all parts S3 requires to build the solution; S3 solution in TINKERCAD, Inventory.

 

 

 

WEEK OF OCT. 17-21 

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Reminder: Bring you Laptop and charger to Robotics class.

STEAM Project Episode 2: Rockbots Broadcast Series Episode 2: Brainstorming and TINKERCAD. Due Oct. 24

Grades: Do not forget class fees, PTA, Remind, and Motor Donations.

Classwork: TEN Subsystem 3 Solution draft, Solution in 3D TINKERCAD, Inventory, and Prototyping cycle.

Some groups still owe: TEN MATRIX and Video Special Episode. Please finish this week.

WEEKOF OCT. 10-14

 

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Reminder: Bring you Laptop and charger to Robotics class.

STEAM Project Due Oct. 17: Teamwork: Rockbots Broadcast Series Special Episode: Use of Cell Phones @ School. (Episode 2 postponed due to Special Episode)

Grades: Do not forget class fees, Remind, Motor Donations, and pending assignments. 

Classwork: TEN Follow up and Check for a grade/Feedback, TEN Solution MATRIX; Special Use of Cell Phones Video

 WEEK OF OCT. 3-7

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Reminder: Bring you Laptop and charger to Robotics class.

STEAM Project: Teamwork Rockbots Broadcast Series Episode 2 “BRAINSTORMING with TINKERCAD 3D Designs” Due Oct. 11 (Revised due to Hurricane & days off)

Grades: Do not forget class fees and pending assignments.

Magnet T-shirts: If you are in a TEAM order your T-shirts ASAP

Classwork: TEN Follow up/Feedback, TEN Solution MATRIX, Episode 2

 

 

 

 

WEEK OF SEP. 27-30you rock

 

·       STEAM Project: Teamwork: Rockbots Broadcast Series Episode 2 “BRAINSTORMING with TINKERCAD 3D Designs” Due Oct. 7.

·   Grades: Do not forget class fees and pending assignments.

·   Magnet T-shirts: Please use the link to pre-order. Activities, Field trips, Fridays, and Competitions will require you to wear your MAGNET T-shirt.

·   Classwork: Research in TEN; Designs (printed from TINKERCAD or Sketched in Engineering paper; Matrix and Jamboard. Episode 2 teamwork.

·   Reminder: 3rd and last call: Teams 2929 and 9393: Complete the Mandatory Waiver for VEX and VEX IQ online. Link in Schoology STEAM Robotics Club.



WEEK OF SEP. 19-23

 

 

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STEAM Project: Rockbots Broadcast Series “Team Engineering Notebook T.E.N” Video Lesson Introduction to Engineering Notebooks for 4- 5 graders. Extended time  Sep. 20.

Fundraiser donations. Please send to Ms. Matrajt by Sep. 28. T-Shirts: Pre-order using the link in Schoology.

Classwork:. TINKERCAD or hand-rendered Design of Subsystem 3. Research about personal design or idea. Citations are mandatory. Date your entry.

Reminder: Teams 2929 and 9393: Complete the Mandatory Waiver for VEX and VEX IQ online. Link in Schoology STEAM Robotics Club. 

Week of Sep. 12-16 Learn about your class work here  
 
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· STEAM Project: Rockbots Broadcast Series “Team Engineering Notebook T.E.N” Video Lesson Introduction to Engineering Notebooks for 4- 5th graders Sep. 16

·  Grades: Monitor your grades and the feedback given in Schoology and/or the Gradebook. All grades should be in and updated at this time.

·  Magnet T-shirts: Please use the link to pre-order. Activities, Field trips, Fridays, and Competitions will require you to wear your MAGNET T-shirt. CLICK HERE

·  Classwork: Brainstorm and Research about personal design or idea. Citations are mandatory. Date your entry.

Teams 2929 and 9393: Complete the Mandatory Waiver for VEX and VEX IQ online. Link in Schoology STEAM Robotics Club. 
 

 
Week of Sep. 6-9  Welcome back! 
 
 
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STEAM Project: Rockbots Broadcast Series “Team Engineering Notebook T.E.N” Students create a video with their Team to present the Strategies to start and keep an Engineering Notebook. Pay close attention to the Engineering Design Process and how the T.E.N shows how students who are building a robot follow this process. The video should be directed to 4th and 5th graders. Due Sep. 16.

Classwork: T.E.N. structure: Table of Contents; Group picture; Team Profiles; Problem; Identify: Constraints, Gantt Chart, and Planning; Strategy; Brainstorming: Individual Subsystem 3 Engineering Paper Every team member should use a page of the T.E.N to include her/his idea (Draw using a ruler/Paste picture) Using TINKERCAD Design: Add dimensions in inches and description; Research Personal Research in Personal Engineering Notebooks or Shared Word Document. Robots: Firmware on all Microcontrollers and Remote Controls. Use two motors. Do not keep charging, programming, or tethering cables.

Chocolate Sale:  Click here

T-Shirts Pre-sale: Click here

Open House Wednesday Sep. 7th 5:30 PM

 
 

 Week of Aug. 29-Sep. 2

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Welcome back! You are visiting Ms. Rengifo's Website to check for your assignments again this week.

Chocolate forms: Don't forget! The forms are available at the link provided in Schoology. Also T-shirts are on PRE-SALE! Links in Schoology.

Eight Graders Group: Join Ms. Fernandez's group chat. See directions in Schoology. 

Quizzes: All quizzes and classwork remain open for an extended time until 11:59 PM. Don't miss the opportunity to complete your work.

Grades: Check your grades this week: LOGOS, Quizzes, REMIND and OSP (Class Fee and PTSA).

Team Engineering Notebooks: Student in charge of TEAM Engineering Notebook please bring a gridded composition notebook for your team this week.

 

 

 

Week of Aug. 22-26

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 Good Job! You are visiting Ms. Rengifo's website to check for your assignments 

  • Due Mon. Aug. 22: Safety Contract (Find link and directions in Schoology/Getting Started)
  • Due this week: We will grade REMIND (go to Schoology/Getting Started and find links to your class), and Personal Engineering Notebooks (Gridded composition notebooks, with the label and the responsibility card the teacher provided) Also, the following forms will be graded as we work on them in class: "My Team" and How to Play the Game Quizzes. 
  • Due by first week of September: Robotics fee paid through the OSP (Find directions in Schoology/Geting Started)
  • Classwork: Students will be working on their files, Intelligence Test, Selecting Teams, and Game Manual this week.
  • Grades in Schoology. Check Schoology, you must have grades for classwork: Setting Up Goals Video and Tips and Tricks for a better Teamwork. 
  • Announcements

    Chocolate Sale: Fill out the form posted in Schoology to request a Chocolate box. Date TBA

  • PTSA: Magnet T-shirts are on Pre-sale order here

 Have a beautilful week! 

 

Week of Aug. 17 - 19

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Welcome to Robotics Home-Learning Page

Here you will find the learning activities and assignments we are working on for the week.

They will be posted every Monday morning on this page.

 

Let's have a GREAT school year!

 

  • Due this week: Get familiar with the "Classroom Procedures" posted on "Getting Started" here on this website and in Schoology.
  • Due next week Aug. 22: Safety Contract: read sign and upload in Schoology
  • Due by first week of September: Look for information on the school website for online fee payments for this class and also let your parents or guardians know about our wish list. 
  • All information this year will be posted in Schoology.