Hayden is very excited to have made the school robotics team! I was very proud of him at the first meeting. The teacher was explaining the different roles that the kids could choose from. She said that if the kids liked the programming activities they did in class sometimes, they might like to do the programmer role. Hayden perked up at this and got excited. But then she said that sometimes that job is the most frustrating, so if you’re a person who is easily frustrated, that might not be the job for you.
After she finished explaining all the jobs and asked the kids to write down their preferences, I went over to see what Hayden was going to choose, in case I needed to steer him away from the programming job. I asked him what role he was going to choose and he said that he liked the idea of the programming job but he sometimes gets a little “rage-y", so he thought maybe he should choose the research job. I said that was true, and told him that he might be good at the notebook job because it involved drawing and he is good at drawing. I left to let him choose for himself.
Later I asked the teacher what he had chosen and she said that he chose the notebook and the research jobs. I'm so proud of him for making a good choice of what would be most appropriate for him to do rather than what he thought might be the most fun!! Joseph told him that was a very mature choice.
He later said that he figured this meant that he couldn't do his dream of becoming a Nintendo programmer when he grows up. I told him that's not true at all, that he just isn't ready for that role right now, but it's still an option in the future.
Here is a YouTube video of him making the announcement! Way to go Hayden!