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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Cutting Practice

One skill my children are still working on is "cutting something out." They have the open/shut movement of the scissors, but following or staying close to a line to cut a figure out, is still taking time.

So I get this brainstorm. I will take home some scrap paper and draw vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines on them. Then during free play I will have one of the tables as a cutting table. Sounds good--great practice. Well, I guess it was good in theory. My choppers loved the cutting table, but I had lots of confetti when they were done:).

Guess I'll just keep trying, it will happen.

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Anonymous said...

I just love your website and refer to it a lot to give me ideas. I am about to start teaching again in a supply capacity and here in Dubai children are starting school at 3!!!!! So I will refer to your site even more to give me ideas.
My son has also mastered the art of opening and closing the scissors, and I love your simple idea of teaching him how to cut out by cutting alone guide simple...argh...why didn't I think of that. ta again,

Katie from ABC&123: A Learning Cooperative said...

Hi Trish, I added this to our C activities post tomorrow. Do you not do letters in your preschool?