Monday, August 27, 2012

glue and scissors

Today my kinders used glue and scissors for the first time this year!
Sadly enough, some of them used glue and scissors for the first time EVER today.
I've been putting off using these things for a couple reasons (which I'm sure you can imagine, given a class of 23 five-year-olds.)
But I figured that it was about time to bust them out.
We've been reading Pete the Cat books during Literacy lately. (I definitely recommend! Best books ever!) The kiddos LOVE these books, and talk about Pete the Cat all day long!

We've also been learning about shapes during math.
So imagine my excitement when I was perusing online and I saw a project where you can make Pete the Cat out of construction paper shapes
It took us a decent amount of time, and I even had to inform a child that glue stick and chap stick are NOT the same thing!
But anyway...that's beside the point (and don't worry, his lips will totally be ok...)
Here are just a few of the results. I was actually impressed by most of them!

Then there was this one...

This just makes me giggle.
It reminds me a little of Picasso.
It reminds me nothing of Pete the Cat.
But I hung it up anyway, and this artist was VERY excited about it!

So Glue and Scissors 101 wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. 
But I probably won't be venturing into another project for another week or so haha!

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