Cutting & Gluing, Grade 1

One of my favorite first grade cutting & glueing lessons: cutting from the edge of a folded piece of construction paper. 


I cut and students cut on the folded edge.


I cut and students cut on the open edge.

After students cut on the open edge, I show them how, if they would like, they can use the half pieces cut from the edge to make a head and tail.

This is a simple lesson that has the potential to produce fascinating results.  I love seeing all the variations students come up with!  And students love this lesson too--they like the comfort and confidence of being able to master this basic cutting technique and they can't wait to start when I announce "you can cut and combine the pieces any way you like."


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