Scissors Skills and Science - Book 4: ALL ABOUT FRUIT - Cut Straight Lines

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PreK - K, Homeschool
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Beginning scissors skills for preschool and kindergarten are paired with simple science concepts in Book 4 of this program, ALL ABOUT FRUIT, created by an occupational therapist. This resource includes 8 developmentally graded cutting activities. This book is the fourth of ten books in the growing Scissor Skills & Science Series.

ALL ABOUT FRUIT helps kids master the fourth scissors skill: Cut Straight Lines. Cutting straight lines requires continuous opening and closing of scissors in a rhythm, with one hand cutting and the other hand holding. A child must learn to coordinate moving the paper while cutting.

This book is ideal for 3 to 4 year-olds, but suits all children working on initial scissors skills. The science teaches children all about fruit: Science concepts teach that some fruit have seeds; some don’t. Children also learn that flowers turn into fruit and where fruit grows.

This book has been designed to use over the course of one to two weeks. It is recommended children complete activities in the order they are presented.

In each of these 8 "Cut Straight Lines" activities children follow 3 steps:

1- Color fruit on the Cutting Page

2- Children cut along dotted lines on Cutting Page

3- Kid glue the strips of fruit onto the Gluing Page

The 8 "Cut Straight Lines" activities include:

1- Puzzle: Fruit

2- Puzzle: Not Fruit

3- Puzzle: Fruit with Seeds

4- Puzzle: Fruit with No Seeds

5- Flowers Become Fruit

6- Fruit Grows on Trees

7- Fruit Grows on Vines

8- Fruit Grows on Bushes

Why pair scissors skills with Science?

1- MOTIVATION: Many young children are eager to learn about science. Including science concepts in this resource raises a child’s motivation for cutting activities.

2- COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT: Science topics stimulate a child’s looking, listening, thinking, and reasoning skills. Teachers and parents can incorporate these science lessons into everyday life.

3- REINFORCE ACADEMICS: Incorporating an appropriate science curriculum introduces science into childrens’ worlds, as well as language and math concepts.

Also included in this resource is a poster called The 3 T's: Rules for Using Scissors:

Using pictures, this poster reminds a child to tuck his elbow to his side, keep his thumb up, and cut toward the table.

* TUCK! . . . TUCK your elbow by your side

* TOP! . . . Keep your thumb on TOP

* TABLE! . . . Cut TOWARD the table and away from you

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35 pages
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