For several years now I've seen my Kindergarten students cutting & gluing skills go down.
To many hours on devices....not enough time for such activities in the classroom...there are several reasons for this happening. I needed to change my expectations & my projects a bit. By this time, I use to have my kindergarten students creating snowmen with hats scarves..etc. They were able to give them a bit more "personality". (They do have a little personality in how they cut & placed the pieces.) Now, I just want to give them opportunity to develop the necessary skills/abilities to create! There is a ton of time spent on how to hold scissors and cut properly that they use to come to me already able to do.
That being said...I LOVE KINDERGARTEN!
I LOVE KINDERGARTEN ART!!
How can you not smile when these young artists create!!
They bring such joy to everything they do.