My kindergarten students created these large collage flowers last week that will be going with their big 'ol bumble bees for our all school art show in March! They did pretty well. We talked about AB patterns...a skill that is no longer taught in kindergarten with common core(OMG?!?!?!). One thing I noticed...the cutting skills were really poor. I talked with our kindergarten team and asked why they thought this was. The answer was the same from all of them...they no longer have time for cut & paste activities. WHAT? That kills me. These kiddos are missing out on a lot of things because the new demands being placed on them. IT IS A BASIC SKILL THEY NEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UGH. Anyways!?!? The flowers are beautiful..and I'm very proud of their work!!