Just as kindergarteners spent time learning scissor skills in the fall, 1st graders are continuing to increase their fine motor skills and build upon what they learned last year.
After several cutting exercises and a few discussions on lines, students cut up these beautiful paintings, that they had previously made. Cutting a piece of paper from one end to the other in one continuous cut is VERY tricky. Most students really have to fight the urge to cut bits and pieces off of the paper. In the end though, they need each long strip to complete their collage.
The beauty of these collages is that lines are created in the negative space.
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