The dreaded glue bottle dilemma and firsties will soon be upon the Swamp!
My plan is to be proactive this year!
Step One: I purchased the small bottles of glue (59 cents each). I've got the vaseline and
Q-tip brigade ready to roll tomorrow on all 20 bottles. I plan to add a little frog sticker to the front of the glue bottle along with a number ... sometimes I'm enamored with small things. I think the small bottles will be easier to deal with than the larger ones at first and I can fill them with the other glue bottles that are brought in...plus...the small bottles fit better inside the supply container I have for each desk...
I'm weird..or so I've been told...over and over again :)
Step Two: Teach the song as we practice making dots with our glue bottles, twisting them tight, and wiping them off...There's two versions of the song...but this one's my favorite.
I've got the large chart on a glue bottle hanging in the front of my room for reminder...
Then I created ones for the kids to keep in the binders and practice making dots on together.
Wish me luck!
If you'd like a copy....Click HERE...for the Horizontal pdf.
This one is sung to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It".
Neither are my words, but have been passed down from teacher to teacher as far back as I can remember teaching in TN :)
Click HERE for the Vertical pdf.
I don't know the name of this song...sorry...
If you have any tricks of the trade...please leave a comment and share your wisdom!
Wish me luck :)