Cutting and pasting: How do you teach gluing?

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  1. Backroads

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    I have observed two schools of thought when it comes to having kiddos glue stuff on paper. When I was young, I was taught to apply glue to the back of the cut-out object, and then apply cut-out object to end-goal paper.

    Nowadays, I observe most kids applying glue directly to end-goal paper, and then applying cut-out object.

    ETA: I do hope this controversial subject does not get too many tempers flared.
     
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    Odd.
     
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    I specifically modeled for my class how to glue things - most followed my directions, though a few (mostly my lower kids) struggled. Because we did science notebooks that occasionally involved gluing into a notebook, I took our first day of science to teach how to glue something into the notebook by putting glue around the edges of the paper being glued in, then an x across the middle, and stick it to the page. Throughout the year when I noticed them forgetting or smashing a ton of glue on the paper, I'd remind them of how we practiced at the beginning of the year.

    I find it's easier and less messy for kids to put the glue on the cut out piece of paper rather than the page, UNLESS it's rubber cement (though that's mostly reserved for HS art classes...) because that requires application to both parts, and can be rubbed off if it's out of line.
     
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    My gluing instruction is VERY specific. My talk sounds like this:

    Take the lid off the glue and set it at the top of your desk.

    Put some glue on the back of the item you're gluing, like this. I do a rectangle with a diagonal line through it.

    Now stick it on your paper, making sure it's straight and right in the middle.

    When you're done, put the lid on your gluestick. Set the gluestick on your desk and give me a thumbs up.
     
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    I think you get less glue on your fingers if you apply it to the end-goal paper? That, and with smaller cut-outs they won't bend and stick to themselves as easily.

    Of course, I'm pretty laid back about it. As long as they're not wasting glue, I'm happy. :)
     
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    I don't teach them how to glue. That's a skill I let them develop on their own - they can figure it out. As long as they get their work done, I'm good.

    My own personal gluing technique is to apply the glue to the cut out piece.
     
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    Thankfully, but the time the kids reached my 2nd grade class, they had a pretty good handle on how to (properly) use glue. Kudos to all the preschool and kinder teachers out there!!!!
     
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    OK, I don't like to glue things together under the best of times, so my K-1 teachers must have considered me a fail. That said, I am a put the glue on the receiving sheet, and then press the smaller pieces onto the glue. Truth be told, I hate having gluey fingers, and trying to apply the glue first to the cut piece always leaves me with goey fingers in air, almost screaming. Another reasons I would/could never teach the itty bitties!
     
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    Can't they just right click for that nowadays?
     
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    Along that train of thought, we always paste the "piece" onto the page; if only there was a "glue" button!
     
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    We primarily only use glue sticks. So I have them up a circle dot of glue in each corner and a "kiss" in the middle. I model this for them the ENTIRE first month of school.
     
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    On object to be glued. Just a dot, not a lot.

    Truthfully, I prefer glue sticks. On object to be glued
     
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