Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Here's a License to Glue freebie!

 I finally got around (or maybe I should say felt ready) to implementing My Top Secret Gluing Techniques in my classroom.  We have a glue stick deficit in my classroom.  We have gone through so much of it ALREADY this year and do not have the funds to purchase was time to introduce the dreaded drip glue.  I somehow related this endeavor to learning how to drive and told the children that they would be earning a license IF they pass the "tests".  Let's just say I have never had children so excited about being particular and careful with every primary teacher's arch nemesis!  They are so excited to get these licenses tomorrow that I am going to attach a tiny picture of them (if I have time--they are EXPECTING them tomorrow) and have the children sign them.  Of course, I will have to laminate them to make them seem like a real license, too! 
It took me two days to complete both activities provided in the free kit below.  Seems like a lot of time to talk about how to use glue, but I know it will buy me time later when they know how to appropriately use it (or they'll lose their license, you know!)....Comment below if you've used my song and kit in your classroom.  Well over 4000 people have downloaded it-I'd love to hear other experiences!


  1. I have used this in my classroom! It is AWESOME! You are a life saver! I love the license idea too! Great idea! Thank you!!

  2. oh, I love this license!! We were just talking today that we need to use a little dot. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. This is great! You are so right about glue. It is a necessary evil. :) I love the license and know the kids would get excited about it. thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks for creating and sharing! BTW, it looks like there is part of a sentence missing on page 8, regarding making a rectangle frame. But a great idea and freebie - thanks!

  5. Fantastic! It is PERFECT timing for my kiddos--and I love the license idea! Thank you SO much for sharing all you do!


  6. I use "finger glue" mostly. I just use plastic lids with white glue on it. I teach the students to use just the tip of their finger and then how to "clean" their fingers without getting it all over!


  7. Krissy,

    Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I agree with you on the glue stick consumption. Our district makes us use a mandated supply list and they seriously think that 6 glue sticks are going to be sufficient for a kindergarten student for the entire year. Obviously, they have never been in a kindergarten classroom before! They don't realize that the students actually break on average four of the six glue sticks before realizing that the glue will not miraculously return into the cylinder after twisting it all the way out.

    Anyway...the license to glue is a great idea. I am going to have to implement this soon UNLESS my ONE PARENT who keeps asking me "What kind of supplies do you need?" comes through with the case of glue sticks that I finally requested of him.

    That is another funny story in itself. You know how you always have that ONE PARENT who thinks that they can compensate for their child's misbehavior through over purchasing supplies for the teacher to use in the classroom. I have decided that this is the year to take advantage of it! I will let you know if he follows through. So far he has with everything else I have requested: four pumpkins for Halloween Math, a case of babywipes, a case of copy paper. My co-teachers are on pins and needles waiting to see if he really buys me a case of glue sticks. I am thinking of requesting ink for my printer next time as I am doing so much printing now that I am part of the blogging community.

    By the way, love your blog. Love your ideas. I added you to my blog list as well as snatched your button. I do not have a button as of yet. I am new at this blogging business and am still trying to figure out the in's and out's of all of this. I have a blogging friend at school who is going to show me how to make a button and use google docs. I am looking forward to sharing more in the future.

    Happy Blogging!

    Ann @

  8. I used this in my class and my kids LOVED it! We sing the song every time we glue :)

  9. oh, I love this license and i used in my classroom...
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  10. I did this with my twins this morning and they loved it! We even turned it into a science project to see how long it takes for the globs of glue to dry:) I did a blog post about it and wanted to share with you:

    Thank you for all of your hard work! God Bless!

  11. I loved this idea the first time I saw it! I wanted to give you a shout out and let you know I mentioned your post and freebie when I wrote about glue in my blog. I linked back to you, I hope that was the right way to give you credit. I wanted to add a picture and link it back to your tpt store. Can I do that? Thanks for all you share! Love your blog (and your workshops).

    Terri Izatt

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