Some of the kindergartners haven't really perfected their skills of gluing and cutting and this makes for some stressful situations when we pull out the scissors and glue for a project.
We spend a lot of time reminding them
that it takes "just a dot, not a lot"
when they are using the glue.
Today, several classes were making
Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Fence.
This is one of those listening lessons where they get squares and rectangles and have to listen for the directions
one step at a time to cut these into shapes
and glue them in just the right place on their paper.
Good times for this observer.
If we say "just a dot" once,
we say it a million times.
Not everyone is listening.
Just a dot, not a bottle.
Maybe he heard "just a lot, not a dot."
He certainly didn't HEAR the part about folding
the long brown rectangle in half and
then cutting on the fold
to make the fence posts.
And of course, the double layer folded brown
rectangle took an extra serving of glue.
See if you can tell which finished project below belongs to a good listener.
See the place that is marked EMPTY?
We're waiting for the glue to dry.
It may take a week or two.
Or it could possibly be never.