Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Glue Got You Gloomy?

What is this I am reading? Some of you had days off this week?? What is fall break and how do I get one?? 

Since we were in school for Columbus Day, we watched this BrainPOP Jr. video that I thought was  good and made these TLC art projects.

Today we read Skeleton Hiccups which the kids enjoyed. They couldn't wait to tell me that they thought it was a fantasy story. LOVE when that learning transfers!!

Then we made q-tip skeletons and this year we added a writing idea I first saw over at the First Grade Parade. My writing paper is nothing fancy but you can get it  here. I have a terrific parent who pre-cut the fingers and feet.

This project requires white glue. You just shuttered didn't you?  Thinking about the pools that take days to dry or drips when the darlings want to show their friend their art? Whining that they can't open that orange lid or that nothing is coming out? Here is the solution....
I bought these Tap N Glue caps and I am in LOVE! No clogging, no opening or closing, just press down and squeeze and a little bit of glue comes out! They fit on any size of glue bottle.  No, I don't get a commission, I just thought you might be a big geek like me and get excited about these. Not as excited as I would have been about a fall break....



  1. We didn't get Monday off either. I am with ya...And thanks for sharing the video link. I just shared it with my team!
    Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits

  2. No Monday off here either. I bought those Tap and Glue caps many years ago but - when they age (after about a year of hard use) they become Pound and Glue - I'd go home with headaches from all the pounding, ha ha! :) Thanks for sharing today! :)

  3. Love those caps! I finally bit the bullet 2 years ago and used a good chunk of my instructional money to buy them - wonderful. I did find you have to soak them from year to year to keep them working well.

  4. No Monday here! Most of my kids don't even know what liquid glue is! How times have changed.

  5. So I want to know about the glue caps because I'm going crazy this year!! I tried to find a video on them but no luck. I want to believe the hype but I need more info!

  6. Love your post! And I'm enjoying browsing around your blog too =-) I am starting a Linky Party if you want to link up at I just love finding new blogs =-)