- twice a year at the local intermediate elective week is held. 5 days of non-school work fun activities; sports, field trips and a multitude of crafts. i've been volunteering for elective week since 2001. i even showed up for the past 5 years when i didn't have any children there!
my elective is usually 'personalised greeting cards', although last year i did two back to back sessions of greeting cards and paper bag albums. this year i totally ramped the whole thing up with a half day 'crafting extravaganza!!!!"; button ornaments, mini tag albums, greeting cards and decorated tins.
14 willing 10, 11 and 12 year olds, most of whom are girls, however this week there are 3 boys workin' their crafty mojo. i'm always blown away by how motivated the group are, and how little direction they need. there's always a small group of girls who totally 'get' the craft and i love showing them lots of little extra fun ideas and techniques.
for this 'lefty', trying to remember how to put this album together totally challenged my right brain. tara was there to help, but as a fellow left hander, it was like the lefty leading the blind! as you can see, we got there in the end.yesterday they made decorated tins. for some, the term 'less is more' is a foreign concept lol...
some pretty cool designs there monday they powered through mini tag albums,
...AND button ornaments!
this girl had NO INSTRUCTION WHATSOEVER as to colour, tone or composition.at the morning break on the first day, miss 11 (who i forbid from taking my elective!) was talking to one of her friends who's in my group and she told my her that 'your mum's elective is AWESOME!!!!' (yay).
i won these at the fundraiser we went to on saturday night. YAY!!!
and i was awarded THIS today by daryl!!!
tonight i'm heading out to see miss 10 at stage challenge. like rockquest, stage challenge gives school age children the chance to perform on stage, whilst promoting a 100% drug and alcohol free lifestyle.
two children from each performance group host or represent their school and are interviewed on stage before their performance. guess whose child is speaking tonight????? i always knew that loud voice of hers was going to come in handy one day!!!