Are 'electives' a bit of a mystery for you? Do you want to know more about them? Well, wonder no more! In Koru Hub we have been writing reports about a range of topics, and some of us have recently written reports about our electives.
Here is a small selection of reports about some different electives; hopefully they will help you to understand a little more about them.
Rubber Band Powered Car ElectiveMaking a rubber band car is on Mondays and to make it you need wood, wheels and an empty bottle. You put the pieces together and it's fun because we can build a rubber band car to race with my friends.
You learn to build a rubber band car and follow instructions.
It's fun with Demelza because it's cool and we might practice new skills.
My elective is making a rubber band powered car but straight away the teacher doesn’t make it for you, you’ll have to make it. Clinton cuts the wood. We make the wood rough, we stick it, we build it, we paint it and last of all we take it home.
Although Clinton cuts the wood he doesn’t stick the pieces together remember that, we do this. We build and hammer as well. We learn building with a hammer and wood.
How we learn building: We do this as the teacher gives us instructions and a page as we do them we get a little bit of help but then we know how to do it. We hammer, we do hot glueing, we paint and we build.
What I find interesting is the instructions - the instructions give us help because we draw the car then we build it. My favourite part of my elective is building the car.
Innovative Engineers Elective
The making things elective is fun because we get to make things. We get to make a hill and a bridge and it's fun to do. It makes me happy because I like making things.
You need string and paper and scissors. It is fun because I like making things, and making things is good to do. People help kids to make things.
The weaving elective is fun because you can make a pompom. You do it on Monday with Anna-Maria in Te Rito.
You have to draw a circle and then you put the wool around the cardboard and then you cut the wool and then you take the cardboard off the pompom. You can't draw on the wool.
It's fun to make a pompom because they are fluffy. The weaving elective is fun because you can make a pompom.
Little Gardens ElectiveLittle Gardens elective is fun because you get to make gardens and it is only on Mondays. You get to watch the seeds turn into flowers and don't put too much water on otherwise they will die.
The planting elective is exciting.
Games Around the World ElectiveEvery Monday students have electives and this term some students are doing games from around the world. It helps us learn different games from every countries like China. We learnt how to play snakes and if they tag someone they are in and the last one left is the winner. Have you played handball? How you play is that you must practice your pushing. The best thing is that there's lots of winners because they practice sometimes.
Chess ElectiveUrs does the chess elective. You learn how to play chess and be the characters like the King and the Queen, they are the special characters! We have to keep them safe.
It's awesome and interesting. Why, because you learn how to play chess.
Bike Maintenance Elective
My elective is biking and we break bikes, fix bikes and ride bikes.If your bike has something wrong, you can fix it. We also get to ride bikes or chose bigger bikes you can have. I am learning to fix bikes so if my bike is broken I can fix it and if there is no oil I can spray it on.
Fixing a bike is hard and you need lots of tools. The interesting thing about my bike elective is you get to ride a bike, take a part a bike and fix a bike. My favourite thing about the bike elective is riding bikes.
An elective is where you do fun things. My elective is destroying bikes and fixing bikes. Although we fix bikes we ride bikes as well.
You have to choose something on your chromebook. You have a second choice because if your other choice does not work you can do your second choice.
Although my elective is hard I have to do it. I am learning about different parts of the bike. There are three bikes, the second bike’s wheel came off and Derek helped us to put the wheel back on. Some people ripped the seat but good thing Derek already told us to put tape on it. I like fixing bikes this is a good elective.Arna
Maker Space ElectiveMy elective is an Art elective because it is full of wonderful stuff like building and craft. An elective is a thing that is fun and creative. We get to choose lots of stuff like our elective. Also we have our own choice. In my work I get to learn to make people, and lucky last how to make a house. In my elective I get to watch videos at the start!!! My elective is funny.
Next week we will add some more elective reports, along with some reports about Amesbury School. Stay tuned!