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Re: Teaching "scissor skills?"
[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Melissa Enderle
Mon, 29 Mar 1999 20:04:58 -0600
I teach scissor skills to my younger students. If you've ever seen a 4 or
5 year old using a scissors for the first time, you'd be surprised at how
many ways a child can hold and use it. If students are taught to put
their thumb on top, with guiding fingers in the bottom hole, they will
have more control. If they cut away from themselves, they will be safer.
If students cut with the scissors going up and down, they will more fully
utilize the grind of the scissors. If they use the inside of the
scissors, they will get a better cut. I also teach them how to move the
paper instead of their hands and scissors safety. I do not allow kids to
spin the scissors by the handles or, of course, give anyone a haircut.
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