Tuesday, July 23, 2013

And A FREEBIE!

Hey Kinder Friends,
Just in time for Back to School comes the book Too Much Glue. You know I was excited to preview and read this book because I love glue and all things creative and messy. And this book sure is a cute one especially for this time of year when we are out and about shopping for glue and thinking about how to introduce the good old glue expectations for kindergarten.


After reading the Amazon review of this book it kind of got that inner art teacher in me going! And here is what Amazon says:
Although Matty’s art teacher has warned him that too much glue never dries, Matty loves glue. After all, he and his dad make oodles of glue projects at home. One day during art class, Matty finds the fullest bottles of glue, and the fun begins. With a squeeze and a plop, Matty pours a lake of glue before belly-flopping right in the middle and finds himself stuck to the desk. When Matty’s dad arrives at the school, instead of being mad, he celebrates his son’s creativity and calls him a work of art. With vibrant language and artwork and a wild, silly plot, Too Much Glue is sure to appeal to all children who love to get messy.
Not only will this book appeal to children but it will appeal to any teacher who actually understands that glue expectations have to be taught to young children. You get what I am getting at. I thought so. And I am so sure we all have some fun and lively glue stories to tell...oh my.
At my school we do glue...as in bottles. There is no point in asking for sticks because we won't get them so we just deal with it. I could either run around for silly glue sticks or I could just deal with it. I don't do sticks or germy glue sponges. I do bottles and move on with life. I have bigger fish to fry in the scope of life. I am good with it. So, naturally I love the fact that I now have a book to go with the "glue pep rally" that takes place in my class year after year. I created the page you see above so that I could print it on colored paper like red, yellow or green and the children use a hole puncher with black paper for the dots. One by one they glue on the black dots. And the reason I say red, yellow and green paper is because in some years you might just need to do the glue lesson about three times! So now you are thinking that you want this book, right? Ok, I get it. Here is the deal. Leave a comment about glue for a chance to win a copy of the book. Yep, it is that simple. You don't have to follow me here or there to enter. I figure your here now and that is all it takes. I will pick a random winner with RNG and let you know who wins the book. And if you need a copy of the page just click on the image and there you go. And last, thanks for stopping by my little part of the world.


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Marcia said...

I love glue! I prefer using glue bottles as well. They last longer and hold better not to mention they are just more fun all around! I can't wait to find and read this new book to my kinders...it sonds too cute to pass up.

KarlaJ said...

Oh my!!! The joys of using glue!!! Makes me cringe every year, BUT if I were to win this adorable little book, it would make the beginning of the school year that much sweeter!!! :D

KarlaJ said...

Oh my!!! The joys of teaching the proper use and handling of glue!! But winning this adorable little book would make teaching about gluing that much sweeter!! :D

CATHY said...

Love it! I think we eat the glue-- can't wait to see the book! Starting my 20th year and still in love with Kdg!!

Debra Klee said...

I don't know how many projects i have sent home,dripping with glue! Lol! We too use glue bottles! Who cares! We used to have whats called tappy tops...hated! It's just glue! Dries clear!!
Have a great day!

Debra Klee said...

I don't know how many projects i have sent home,dripping with glue! Lol! We too use glue bottles! Who cares! We used to have whats called tappy tops...hated! It's just glue! Dries clear!!
Have a great day!

Glenda said...

I would love this book! We use bottles as well. Might as well teach them from the beginning! Once the blue topped bottle shot the little black lid to the ceiling and it stayed there for several years before it finally fell! Glenda Stephens -glstephens@clearwire.net

Yvonnee said...

Thanks for the great glue. I am teaching summer school and working with glue and rising first graders- all I can say is ugggg. (I hope I win) :)
yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

Kristen Wick said...

I teach kindergarten, too! This book would be perfect for my class. I have some kids who never
catch on to "Dot, Dot, Not a Lot." Puddles....I see puddles...that take FOREVER to dry!

Kristen Wick said...

Oh...what can I say about PUDDLES and PUDDLES of glue that take FOREVER to dry!!

marymomof2 said...

Free book? Why yes thank you. Looks funny :)--Thanks, Mary Anderson

shelly said...

We go through a lot of glue in Kindrgarten!

Brenda Carey said...

I would love this book! Glue is a struggle all year for my kiddos, so we revisit "a little dab will do" quite often. To have a story to go with it would be wonderful!

Jennifer said...

Glue...love it or hate it...gotta learn to use it

aware said...

I was about to put that book in my Amazon cart, but I'll wait and hope that I win! We use glue sticks and glue bottles in my classroom. It depends on the project. Thanks for the chance to win this book! Fingers crossed!

Kim Kirkpatrick said...

Ok - my favorite glue story is when we were practicing dot dot not a lot. One little boy said, "But I like a lot!" and proceeded to squeeze really hard on the glue bottle. Well the lid popped off and he got "a lot" of glue everywhere. He then said, "Well maybe not that a lot!"

Sherri Thompson said...

I saw this book pinned on Pinterest and thought it looked like the perfect intro for my glue lesson! Thanks so much for offering this as a giveaway. Love your blog!

Heather Pyburn said...

It is just too fun to squeeeeeeeeeze that bottle! What a wonderful book for every kindergarten teacher

Heather Pyburn said...

That bottle is just too much fun to squeeeeeeeeeze.What a wonderful book for every kindergarten teacher. Even if you do have sticks there comes a time when you have to pull out the bottles.

Kari S. said...

Oh my gracious, this book is so exciting! I also use glue bottles with my kindergarten kiddos! I find that with a little practice, it is absolutely fine! I do use glue sticks for math journals simply for the fact that they dry quickly this way. However, I do have to buy these for myself. I think this book sounds awesome! Thank you for introducing it to me! I'm exciting about this giveaway, and this is an amazing freebie! THANK YOU!!

Kari
msksharp(at)gmail(dot)com

krazy4K said...

Oh my!! I would love this book and thank you for the freebie!!! Leigh Ann

Glo said...

Our glue mantra....."Just a dot, not alot"! My Pre-Kinders practice all year! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book! Love your site too!

Kari S. said...

Oh my gracious, this book is so exciting! I also use glue bottles with my kindergarten kiddos! I find that with a little practice, it is absolutely fine! I do use glue sticks for math journals simply for the fact that they dry quickly this way. However, I do have to buy these for myself. I think this book sounds awesome! Thank you for introducing it to me! I'm exciting about this giveaway, and this is an amazing freebie! THANK YOU!!

Kari
msksharp(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy Henchey said...

I love when my kinders learn how to use wet glue!! It's a science and a wonderful fine motor experience. Last year I ran out of glue sticks and instead of wet glue being a choice to use, it became all that we had to use. Thank you for the freebee! I can't wait to read the book!

Amy Sweetpea5910@hotmail.com

Beth said...

I'm anxious to see and read the book....reminds me of a little song...and I think it was by Raffi or Joe Scruggs (sorry, I can't remember)...about a little kid using too much glue and they couldn't go to recess until the glue had dried. Could probably come up with something pretty cute using Sugarland's "You and me baby...We're stuck like glue".
Great idea gluing the dots on the apple!
Thanks for the giveaway!

mcoop1125 said...

I just checked our supply list for this year and for the first time glue sticks are not on it! I love glue sticks...although I swear it seems like the kids eat them, we go through them so fast! Last year I used a similar dot glue picture to teach the incredibly technical skill of tiny dots and I do think the extra time was worth it. This book looks darling and would absolutely be perfect with a "glue lesson". Thanks for the chance to win!
Michelle
mcoop1125@gmail.com

Peggy said...

My school does sticks, but I LOVE bottles!! They think I'm crazy, but love the stuff. Now I need the book!!

Peggy said...

My school does sticks, but I LOVE bottles!! They think I'm crazy, but love the stuff. Now I need the book!!

Michele said...

Thanks for not having us jump through hoops!! :) Love your blog... I'll be a first time teacher (kindergarten) this year after teaching pre-k for 4 years. I'm so excited and blogs like yours really help!! Thank you!!

Irish said...

Looks like a great book to start the year

Irish said...

Looks like a great book to start the year

Irish said...

Looks like a great book to start the year with!

leina williams said...

What a great intro to Glue 101 :)
I always say "One dot, not a lot"!

Katie Lawson said...

Glue sticks can be just as much of a hassle. I think two years ago I had a kid secretly eating them lol! I would love to have this book!

Kathy said...

I teach 4 year olds and this is something we work hard on every year. I also really only use white glue. Thanks for the apple we will have to try that this year.

emmecj said...

Thank you, I am soo excited about the possibility of getting this book. We also use glue bottles, there is always that one or two kiddos that love their glue and will glue anything and everything in sight. I do try to find the positive of bottle glue, one, they truly help with their fine motor skills, this in turn helps with their writing...sorry I am off on a tangent... thank you again for the chance to win this amazing book.

Lori L said...

Hopefully by setting expectations early with a cute book like this it will help me be less likely to run out of glue this year. It seems like I never have enough :)

Lori
wrlean@aol.com

Christina C. said...

It looks like a fun book!! I am trying the glue sponge this year... My husband has a plan to fight the germies... He brews beer and we plan to use some of his sterilant in the water to keep the sponges clean.

I also get students that speak no english at all on the first day so I like to wait until they understand a little more English before I explain it clearly.

I also plan to introduce glue bottles too but probably not the first few weeks of school.. This will be great when I do get to introduce it.

poolside teacher said...

Oh glue, its the vowels that stick words together or two kinder friends fingers to each other, their papers, or whatever blows their way!
powerteacher@hotmail.com

Brittany Bowlin said...

I love this! It is a perfect book and activity! I always say, "Just a dot, not a lot!" I hope I win, I will definitely put it to good use!!

Kristine said...

We are using glue sponges this year in my K classroom, hoping that'll keep my headaches down to a minimum! :)kristine.harrison@mnps.org

Elizabeth Olson said...

I have never taught 'wet' glue as my kids call it! This would be perfect! I have a story that goes along with a lot of our other skills and this would be great for glue! I love your practice page too!!

Acraftyqueen@gmail.com

Elizabeth Olson said...

I've never taught 'wet' glue as my kids call it! This would be fabulous to use!! I have a book for almost all the basic kindergarten skills that I use and this book would be great!! I'd love to win and use your dot page too!! Thanks for sharing!!

Acraftyqueen@gmail.com

Rene said...

What a cute book. I always say I am going to design a bottle that does clog! I will add this to my wishlist!

Tonya said...

A dot will do......yet no matter how many times it is repeated, there is always one or two. I put glue sticks on my school list for parents to buy.

tzinter@hotmail.com

Lisa Messner said...

The book sounds fun! Here is a glue tip I use-Sam's Club (or a similar type store) has "condiment cups" or the Dollar Tree has plastic "shot glasses" that work perfect for glue! I put a little in for each student or for two to share and give them q-tips. I like that so much better than giving them the whole bottle to squeeze out big globs!! (No matter how much I say "You only need a tiny bit!" Ha! Ha!)

Joan said...

I love to use glue in my preschool classroom, and I can get glue sticks but I don't like them. We do ladybug glue dots, and we do sheets with colored glue and paper reinforcements to teach how much glue is a dot.

This looks like such a fun book!

Alicia M said...

Glue ---- my nemesis. Sticks, bottles, maybe this year the sponges? It takes so long to teach the kids how to use them properly. Some will succeed, others will never get it. Hadn't thought about this all summer, til now! ;)

Connie Coleman said...

I'm going to try the sponges with glue this year. (Seen on pinterest)

Debra Rosenzweig said...

I used your page last year and plan to again this year. Construction paper is limited at my school (sigh) so I ran it on white and had them do dots of glue and then pick glitter to sprinkle on! They loved it and it taught them about the "glue rules"! That book sounds great! Have a great year...

Connie Coleman said...

I'm going to try the sponges with glue this year. (Seen on pinterest)

Jennifer Taylor said...

Glue bottles completely scare me in kindergarten :) I only pull them out when I have to and we sing "a little dab will do ya'" LOVE the freebie and WILL be using it in my classroom!!! Thanks so much!

Laura Spalding said...

What a CUTE glue book! I know my kinders would love it! ~ along with the activity!!!! Thanks!

JWehrman21 said...

We love glue in Kindergarten tooo! What a little glue can dooo! I would love this book :)

Lyndsey Miller said...

The book looks super cute and fun! We use a lot of glue so this will be fun to read to my students! :)

je n fagan said...

This book look awesome! I use glue bottles. I thought everyone used glue sticks but me!!!

Kenzie said...

When I student taught my students only had 1 bottle of glue each. I would try to open the bottle just a little so not a lot of glue came out. Still didn't work! This book looks great!

Katie L said...

Such a cute book!! We love using glue bottles in Kindergarten; I have never liked using glue sticks. No matter how many times I go over how much glue to use, I always have that one or two who make projects that take 1 day to dry because of using too much glue!!!

Thanks!
kwampfler@hotmail.com

dolphingirl159 said...

I would love to have this book to read to my Kindergarteners. We use lots of glue in my classroom! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

Kayla
kingkaylad@yahoo.com

melinda miller said...

Glue bottles are much more convenient that glue sticks. This book would be a great addition my first year teaching as I teaching rules and how to care for items in the classroom. I love the freebie too, thanks.

TANYA said...

What a cute book to go along with introducing glue bottles. I use the dot dot glue lids on my bottles and somehow a few always end up with glue everywhere. LOL I love your worksheet and someone else's idea about using glitter after they glue. So cute....Can't wait to read the book.
Tanya

Lnabors said...

I use both glue sticks and bottles. I used your page last year and it helped so much. This would be a great book to have and if needed you can go back to it during the year.
Laura
Lnabors@kingwoodchristianschool.com

Katina said...

How cute and appropriate this is for kindergarten!! Love it.

Katina said...

How cute and appropriate this is for kindergarten!! Love it.

Lori Stovall said...

Cute book to demonstrate how NOT to use glue. We love glue in my class. Elmer's all the way!

Shauna said...

I saw the cutest thing that a teacher did at a workshop. I believe it was from a Dinah Zike Academy. She had a picture of Fred Flintstone with a sign that said "a little dab will do ya", kind of what Fred Flinstone would say "yabba dabba doo".
shaunarae2@yahoo.com

Daphne said...

Great idea!
currend@bibbed.org

Lois Jones said...

I do train the kids to use just a little dot and not a lot of glue is all you need. Once the concept sticks in some kids minds they often remind their classmates. Sometimes one kid seems to train me however! It is just the way it is.

Julie Davis said...

I love glue bottles so much better than glue sticks. The glue sticks disappear so quickly. I don't know if they eat them or what. This is a great way to teach them how much glue to use.
Julie

Tracey said...

What a cute book to introduce glue. I use glue bottles also with Tap N Glue lids.

Jill A said...

That book looks too cute!!! Glue, at the beginning of the year usually ends up on table and fingers and chairs, oh my! My favorite saying is just a dot, not a lot! But dots can get pretty big!!! What a great sheet and give away!! Thanks - Jill

clgilmore said...

We do glue sticks at my school but I always keep some bottles because glue sticks don't always cut it.

BYUGIRL said...

Our school district gives us money each year to buy supplies from the district warehouse, so I just order glue sticks. The teacher next door to me uses glue bottles.

Elizabeth Davis said...

I have to have this book. What a cute way to teach the concept of "a little dot will do". I'm moving from 2nd/3rd grade to kindergarten. I had third graders who would drown their paper in glue- such a mess! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book!

Cyndy Cobb said...

Just a spot, not a lot. Just a spot of glue will do!
We have switched to glue sticks on our supply lists, but I go and stock up on bottles for all those projects that just don't work with sticks.

Cyndy Cobb said...

Just a spot, not a lot. Just a spot of glue will do!
We have switched to glue sticks on our supply lists, but I go and stock up on bottles for all those projects that just don't work with sticks.

kaye ayers said...

Thanks for the freebie! I am always looking for things to put into my "glue arsenal"! Thanks also for the chance to win this really cute book!

Carol-Ann said...

I love to use glue for art projects because the work holds together much better than with glue sticks. Also, there are just some things that do not stick with a glue stick!! This book looks so cute and on point when teaching kids how to use glue!!

Jamie Rodriguez said...

I was thinking about using the glue sponge but now that you mention the "germy" aspect of it I think I won't! I previously downloaded the glue dot activity an d am eager to use it :) I don't mind glue too much, then again I like glitter and most think I'm crazy!

Pam L. said...

Glue bottles are part of the fun of learning. A few drips or puddles add to the excitement of creating! Glue sticks can have their place, but I love my white glue!

Randee said...

I plan to head on over to Amazon and purchase this "gem". It sounds adorable. I'm hoping to win a copy to pass on to our Art teacher. I think she would LOVE it! As for the gluing, I prefer sticks but they are gone in a flash. Many times, I find myself wondering where they go. Fingers crossed...hope I win for Miss Palmer!!!
How about them apples?
randeeschatz@hotmail.com

isabelle_ted said...

There is one thing that I love as much as school glue. A book about school glue. I heart both!!! Thank you for the freebie!!!

raynak said...

Love your idea! I use glue sticks, but always have bottles of glue too....so the book would be great!

Brenda Compton said...

I've always stayed away from glue with my kinders but this year I'm going to give it a try with your ideas. Thanks.

Brenda Compton said...

I've always stayed away from glue with my kinders but this year I'm going to give it a try with your ideas. Thanks.

Monique Templeton said...

I'm so excited that someone wrote a book about glue :) I've got to read this story to my incoming Kindergartners as my motto each year is "A Dot Is A Lot!" This book will be read more than once...

Kim Johnson said...

Sticky, gooey...yucky glue
My oh my, what's a kid to do?
I squirt it out all over the place,
I feel like a failure...such a sad case...
but them my teacher reads the book,
Too Much Glue...now I know just how it's done...
Wow..now glueing it so much fun!!!!

Brenda Compton said...

I usually stay away from glue but this year I'm going to try it with these cute ideas. Thanks

a2853b14-f39c-11e2-9859-000bcdcb5194 said...

I would love this as a first year teacher! The other teacher left me a lot of bottle glue.

Kylee Miller said...

I hope I win! I use both glue bottles and glue sticks for different projects. :)

a2853b14-f39c-11e2-9859-000bcdcb5194 said...

I would love this as a first year teacher! The last teacher left a lot of bottle glue.

Teresa Burgess said...

We use glue sticks in my classroom. I cannot imagine the mess that would be made with liquid glue. I do, however, have some liquid glue on hand to use for those projects that need the "extra" sticking power.

Teresa
tmburgess@roaneschools.com

Kylee Miller said...

I hope I win! We use both glue sticks and glue bottles for different projects. :)

packergrl611 said...

We go through a lot of glue in my classroom and I am always looking for new ways to teach the concept of "just a dot, not a lot". I think this book would be a fun way to introduce this concept. Thanks for the freebie too!

Christine said...

This book looks totally adorbs!! Glue sticks are fine for some things, but there are times you simply NEED bottled glue. Love the freebie. It is amazing how big some students think a "dot" should be. Thanks!

Debbie said...

I am starting my 10th year in kindergarten and still use glue bottles! It is good fine motor practice, spatial reasoning, and self control practice! I try to teach my kids that some projects need bottle glue and some work well with a glue stick - learning to make decisions! This is the first time I've seen this book, how fun! Thank you for the freebie, it is a great way to teach "just a dot". Do you have any tips for making sure the glue bottle top gets closed?

Erawcliffe said...

I thought I was the only one who still used glue bottles! Do not like gluesticks...dry out, cost too much, etc. This book would be perfect!

justhave2teach said...

I am pretty sure glue is my nemesis! I like sticks, but they always dry out, or I swear the kids eat them!!! Glue puddles are the worst, so I try to stear clear of glue bottles, haven't tried the sponges yet, but the germ thing freaks me out too.....maybe I need to invent something better! just not sure what! Any way, this book looks adorable, and maybe it will make me feel better about glue!
Ang - justhave2teach@gmail.com

kkelley said...

What a cute book! I was just at Walmart yesterday stocking up on extra glue for the year. We go through quite a lot in Kinder! When practicing glue dots at the beginning of the year, like on your freebie sheet, we add glitter to those dots that are "just right". The kids love it, and it's good incentive for those who want to just make puddles;)

Nicole said...

I am a couponer and I was a first year teacher last year. Naturally expecting to use a lot of glue sticks in K, I ran around all the back to school specials and bought at least 50 of the little glue sticks. Big mistake! As I learned last year, those tiny glue sticks do not last more than, what, two uses? Fortunately, our parents sent in plenty of the big glue sticks for us so all was not lost! This year I plan to use real glue with my kiddos, scary as that sounds!

kkelley said...

What a cute book! Just yesterday, I was at Walmart stocking up on extra glue for the year! We do go through quite a bit in Kinder. When practicing glue dots, like on your freebie, I go around and add glitter to those drops that are "just right". The students love when their dots get glitter, and it's good incentive for those who want to make puddles ;)

Culleli said...

Love it! I used glue dot sheets last year in my class at the beginning of the year! The book would go along great with this activity!

Jane Voss said...

Dot dot not a lot!!!!!
That is our saying we use in my class....book looks adorable.

laaloo22 said...

I would love to have this book! Thanks for the freebie, too. I'm definitely doing this the first few days!

Jane Voss said...

Dot dot not a lot. ...that is our glue saying. The book looks adorable.

melissacollins3 said...

I saw this book on Pinterest yesterday and thought how adorable it was. Would be so awesome to win my own!

Mary Schofield said...

Glue sticks just don't cut it for "Googly Eyes"! I saw this book advertised the other day...put it on my wish list. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas and freebies!

Janerl Lampson said...

Okay...you have inspired me. Maybe I can do glue bottles?! We do not get glue sticks and they are WAY too expensive and just as messy sometimes! Thanks for sharing!!!

Kathy Wray said...

Glue bottles and glue surgery are a regular part of my life. Learning to close the bottle and use a dot are ongoing lessons. Love a good book!

katelyn.wray@gmail.com

Lori said...

We break out the "real" glue for occasional projects...but I have to say that I am glad we use glue sticks most of the time! :) LOVE this lesson idea and book - super smart idea!!!

Gary Terwilleger said...

Dots not lots!

Gary Terwilleger said...

Dots not Lots!

Kristina Lange said...

Love the messy stuff in Kindergarten! Glue makes everything fun! Would love this book!

Unknown said...

I don't like when the kids put in all the time and effort completing a project with a glue stick only to have it start falling apart in a couple of days. Glue bottles are the way to go!!!
Val
hnval@yahoo.com

Kristina Lange said...

Love glue! Messy is always more fun! I would love to read this to my kinder kiddos!

Kristina Lange said...

Love the messy stuff in Kindergarten! Glue makes everything fun! Would love this book!

Julie said...

Looks like a really cute book. I too use glue bottles. I would love to have this book to teach my kids how to use glue! Just a touch and not to much!
Julie
wiersjul@gmail.com

twonome said...

I prefer to teach the students to use glue. I am one of the few in my building that use it...I actually give away my glue sticks. I incorporate glue and The Three Bears. After I read the story I use a piece of colored construction paper (to see the glue better) then make the Papa Bear drop/"glue bath...way tooo much glue, Momma Bear drop/a drop that is big enough that when you hold the paper up it will start to run down the page and finally the Wee Bear drop/ a small drop. Then we vote to see which one will dry the quickest...most go for Papa Bear. I leave them on a table and we check it out during the day. All year long I ask what size drop and the class says "a Wee Bear drop". This book could be an added bonus!

KTutt said...

Hey thanks for a great blog. Also, thanks for the great opportunity to help my kiddos use the correct amount of glue!

Antoinette Hedrich said...

This looks so cute! Thank you for sharing :)hedrichshive@gmail.com

Kelly Rotzinger said...

I LOVE GLUE... but it's so frustrating! The sticks dry up & the nozzles on the bottles do too ! And then Plop! It explodes just like in the book! I would LOVE to win this book & sahe it with my class. It is such a cute way to introduce using glue.

Karen said...

I'm a glue stick girl for the most part. I only use "squirt glue" when we do projects that include those fun things like pine cones, macaroni, pom poms, etc... It just takes so long to dry!

Moria Mattox said...

I love using bottle glue in my kinder classroom. Most of my students have been really good about following, "Dot, dot, not a lot!" They're great at telling new students as they join our class. I give the glue sticks we get to my 4th grade teacher friend. Everything seems to stick better with bottle glue. The book looks really cute.

Lori Borsodi said...

New in K...still struggling with the glue dilemma...trying to get over it but it drives me crazzzy.

Carrie Brazil said...

Last year was my first year in kinder and we used glue sticks. It seemed like we went through them like candy and I constantly found random pieces from projects that had fallen off. This looks like a great book & a new direction for this next year.

Carrie Brazil said...

Last year was my first year in kinder and we used glue sticks. It seemed like we went through them like candy and I constantly found random pieces from projects that had fallen off. This looks like a great book & a new direction for this next year.

Moria Mattox said...

My kids are usually great with glue. We use the phrase, "Dot, dot, not a lot!" I get bottles and glue sticks, but give the sticks to my 4th grade teacher friend. Everything seems to hold better with bottle glue. The book looks really cute.

Karon Tipper said...

I prefer to use glue bottles over the sticks. They work so much better, and the glue sticks can get messy too if they aren't used correctly! It's all about teaching the littles how to use glue!

Moria Mattox said...

My kids are usually great with glue. We use the phrase, "Dot, dot, not a lot!" I get bottles and glue sticks, but give the sticks to my 4th grade teacher friend. Everything seems to hold better with bottle glue. The book looks really cute.

Brittany Rose said...

We love glue bottles! I agree with you...I've got bigger things to worry about. They have to learn to use them sometime, right?

Brittany Rose said...

We love glue bottles! I agree with you...I've got bigger things to worry about. They have to learn to use them sometime, right?

Karon Tipper said...

I prefer to use glue bottles over sticks because they work so much better! Glue sticks can get messy too, or wasted when they push too hard! It's all about teaching the littles to use glue correctly!

Karon Tipper said...

I prefer to use glue bottles over the sticks. They work so much better, and the glue sticks can get messy too if they aren't used correctly! It's all about teaching the littles how to use glue!

k said...

This book looks AMAZING! Whether I win or not, thank you for introducing me to a new book!! We have the same problem, where most of the kids don't have glue sticks and a lake of glue ends up being used for the tiniest project! This would be a great way to start a lesson on glue!

Kristin
kristinbrehm@gmail.com

Adrienne Pettit said...

OMG. I don't even teach K, I have 3rd and 4thbspecial education and I still have to give 'the glue talk.' LOL. it's a hot mess. This book sounds wonderful.

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Ebo_Chk said...

I think one of the best ways for children to learn glue moderation is to let them experiment with too much glue. Once they see that too much glue gets messy, sticky, and takes a while to dry, they'll understand why less glue is more!

doodle_bugg@hotmail.com

Jennifer Ramos said...

At my school we ask for glue sticks and parents do send them to school. When we run out of them we use glue bottles for the remaining of the year. This sounds like a fun book to read and I would love to win a copy!

Keri said...

Glue lessons are always so unfriendly to me. Once the kids get the hang of only a dot, I love white glue over glue sticks any day. I love the freebie and the book is a wonderful find! LOVE IT!

Julie said...

We use glue sticks, but there are times you still need the bottles of glue. I am anxious to try this book with my little ones.

Comptonhouse said...

:( So sad this book doesn't come out till September 1. I would so love to have this book for my kinders. We start back in 2 weeks. Maybe I will do glue sticks for a month and then introduce glue:) I think this book is precious!

kaylene said...

I try to teach use a drop or a small puddle and NOT a lake of glue! Would love the book to help illustrate this!

Tami said...

I will be looking for this book!

Kimberly Nelson said...

Oh how I hate glue sticks! This book looks like so much fun and the free printable is excellent. I am moving back to Kindergarten after about 9 years in other grades and i certiantly plan to teach my kiddos how to use an actual glue bottle - even if I have to purchase all the glue bottles myself. (since the grade level requested sticks:()

amber said...

I love the idea of practicing using glue! I taught first grade last year and we used glue sticks though I want to use glue bottles this year. We had an inservice on foldables and the woman told us she used with her kids the four dot rule: dot dot not alot :)

Dana Thompson said...

Wasted glue is a thorn in my side! So is waiting for those projects with 12 cups of glue to dry. Perhaps this book would help with that!

kstuppi said...

we use sticks and bottles. The sticks always dry out of course lol. i would love to read this to my kids!

Heather McCaulley said...

Love the book!! Cant wait to get my hands on it!! It will be perfect for when we use "messy glue." I love the apple sheet as well! That will be a big help!!

Heather McCaulley said...

Cant wait to get my hands on this book!! It should be helpful for when we use "messy glue." The sheet will be great!! Thanks for sharing!

Nichole Cropper said...

I love letting kids be creative and messy, but I agree with teaching them to use it properly! I always tell the daycare kids a little bit goes a long way! Even if I don't win I would like to add this to my collection for my future classroom to teach kids the concept of correctly using the right amount of glue each year!

Mrs. Drakes Pre K Bear Paws said...

I love glue too and hate the mess. This book looks perfect to help teach proper use of those glue bottles although this year pinterest conviced me to try those "germy" glue sponges. LOL Love your blog!
Hope you can pop over to mine sometime- it's brand spankying new!
http://prekbearpaws.blogspot.com/

java241 said...

Glue always presents an interesting challenge in K! So excited to see a book that addresses this in a fun way-after all, one should be having fun when using glue!

Angelia James said...

We love glue in my Kinder class. From day one we TRY to teach the " a little dab will do ya" rule. Sometimes it works, some time not so much, but hey...it's all in the name of fun, childhood and learning.

amy mich said...

What a great new find! We use both bottles of glue and sticks. I start the year with glue bottles because I like that it helps develop those hand muscles as the kids learn to control the bottle. When I introduce glue sticks later in the year you'd thought it was an amazing new invention!

Amy
Teaching in Blue Jeans

Kimberly Hansen said...

Uff da! I'm switching to kindergarten this year from 1st and 2nd, and this scares me a little that I have to explicitly teach glue expectations...and so much more! This books sounds like the perfect tool to do it with :) Thanks for the freebie!!

Ms. Logan said...

Oh this book would be perfect for my little 4 year olds. Going to second year of teaching, i did not realize until the first week of school that you had to explicitly teach how to use glue sticks and liquid glue. We use the liquid glue sometimes with paintbrush when they have large surface areas to glue. w This book would be a great opening to teaching my students all about using the glue. Also, thanks for the great freebie.

D'Andra Hamlyn said...

I alwys use glue sticks in my class and I always run out! Maybe this year I should just go for the wet stuff and call it a day! YIKES!

Ruth n Autumn Carmichael said...

Gluing is a life skill. Last year Autumn had a volunteer that took apart glue lids and put Vaseline on them. I think it did help some on making it easier to get tops screwed closed.

Michelle said...

I LOVE glue!! AND glitter!! We do use glue sticks, and I hate hate hate them!!! I am the only Kinder teacher who uses bottles of glue!! LOVE IT!! =-)

kindergarten movie stars said...

I am looking forward to the coming year, but not looking forward to the glue experiments that inevitably happen-last year, I had a kindergartener write his name in glue---while I was impressed, the janitor was not!

Sandi George said...

At school we use both glue and glue sticks- depending on the project. I would love to have this book to help with the little glue lesson. I am planning to use it this year. I always have trouble with them knowing if the glue bottle is open or closed. Do you have any secrets for teaching them that?
Enjoy your blog so much!
Sandi georges@woodlandschools.org

Hopeful in Missouri said...

I use gluesticks at the beginning of the year as it is so much easier, but use glue bottles later in the year when they can handle it. Much easier on me too. :)

katieneu said...

what a clever and cute book!!!!!!!
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Jen P said...

This book looks absolutely fun! We use glue bottles and it's always a challenge teaching them how to use just the right amount. Thanks for the freebie too!

srah144 said...

Looks like a great book! I can't wait to read it!

Mrs. J said...

Ah, kindergarten and glue. That moment when you look out to see 20+ kinders glue in hand for the first time and have that moment of "what was I thinking!" It never fails, one will always say "my mom NEVER lets me use glue". They always do fine.....we practice A LOT and I make a big deal out of getting their glue license. Would love to have this book. :)

Katie Port said...

Ha ha! This looks like a great book! At the beginning of last year, I had a Kindergarten girl who had glue on her fingers during one of our first projects. Next thing I know, she is licking the glue off of her fingers. She claimed, "I didn't know what to do with the glue!" Later that day she broke out in hives. Perfect. "A dab of glue will do" didn't cover what to do when glue gets on your fingers!! Now I know... Thanks for the freebie!

Sophia Ricciardelli said...

Here's my favorite glue tip....soak the glue bottle tips in vegetable oil. Keep them from clogging up through out the school year!

Jane Johnson said...

I Love glue too! Just a Dot...not a lot!

susan said...

Glue can be a joy . . . with the right teaching, of course. This sounds like a fun read!

Kate Gosling said...

Love tying literature in with everything we do in class...even GLUE!!! Will surely be looking for this one even if I don't win it.

Raevers said...

I actually LOVE glue in the bottle (we do have the good fortune get gluesticks--they're more convenient). But as you seem to have figured out based on the ADORABLE practice page you made, it can become a hot mess quickly!!! The story looks like a keeper, especially for Kinderkids! I am definitely going to try the apple to get them in the mindset of less is better !! thanks so much!!

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carolyn said...

Have a love hate relationshipwith glue bottles. I use small glue bottles with the tap n glue lids. I use vegetable oil on lids and it helps with the clogging. This book sounds great.

carolyn said...

I tell tell them they have to squeeze the bottle to hear the wind to tell if it is open, no wind means closed

Deb said...

Squeezing glue from high up in the air is a lot more fun than making dots or lines...or so my kindergarteners tell me. (I do agree with them!) We use stick glue too, but projects are always falling apart! I can't wait to read the book, it looks wonderful!

Charlotte P said...

A dot does a lot! Would live this book!

Charlotte P said...

A dot does a lot! Would live this book!

BethS. said...

Love your glue philosophy. They do have to use it to be able to grasp the concept of how much to use.

Jodi said...

This book looks so great for the beginning of school. What a clever book idea! I am anxious to read it. I would love this book!

Melissa said...

I love to use glue and the bottled glue! Not a big fan of glue sticks. I will confess that I was the child in the late 70's that ate the paste at school. I also went thru a lot of glue as a child because I loved putting it on my hands and letting it dry so I can peel it. My 2nd confession is last year at age 39 I was bored one day at school why my K4 kiddos were napping that I played with glue drying on my hands.

Angela Beech said...

Glue is a 4 letter word. I have Facebook pictures of piles of turned in papers glued together! I am going to try the red glue caps that only let small amounts out (I forgot their names) but they are like 99 cents each. I'm willing to try anything! This book looks amazing. I would love to win it:)

Bobbie said...

I need this book. My kids put oceans of glue on their work.

Amanda Politano said...

I just pinned this book and would love to win it. THanks!!!
Amanda
nini621@aol.com

Diary of a First Year Teacher said...

This book is so great! I could definitely see using that even with my 2nd and 3rd graders!!

Also, I am having a giveaway! Check it out!
Diary of a First Year Teacher

Susan Ellis said...

OH MY GOSH! This book would be awesome to have for the beginning of the year!
Last year we did pretty good with the glue bottle during the second half of the year, but I had to put a few back on the Stick! LOL
Hope I win!

Brittany said...

We love to use glue. We put it in small containers with leads that have paint brushes made into them and let them paint with the glue they really enjoy that they use a lot of glue.

Brittany said...

We love to use glue. We use it to paint with we pour the glue into small bottles with leads that have paintbrushes made into them and let them paint with it. They love to use glue.

sewrachel said...

GLUE GLUE GLUE -- YES YES YES WE DO!!!! I'm a fourthie but my big babies still need LOTS of reinstruction on using that glue in those interactive notebooks. And they still LOVE when Mrs. L reads those "little guy" books to them. PICK ME PLEASE!!!!!

Dena said...

I teach Pre-K and have tried different things to help the kiddos have more control over the amount of glue that they use for a project. A few years ago a teacher friend gave me these little glue bottles with a brush lid. Kind of like the rubber cement bottles we used to use in school but smaller and the bottle was clear. The brush actually helped the children use just a little glue. My bottles have since seen better days so now I put a little glue in a bowl with the small paint brushes that come with the water color kits. It helps control the amount of glue and helps my kiddos with their fine motor skills!

Love your blog!!!

Jennifer Andrews said...

I want this & NEED this book!!!!! Looks adorable.

Jennifer Andrews said...

I want & NEED this book! Looks adorable & perfect for a K classroom.

Nessa said...

I hate glue bottles. I use, I mean WE use glue sticks in our K room. I do have glue bottles when we HAVE to use them. I love the dot dot not a lot rule too, and would absolutely love the book. kindercards@gmail.com thanks!!!

Diane said...

This book looks GREAT! Would love to have it when talking about"NOT A LOT JUST A DOT.
dkrumm99@yahoo.com

AdamsApples said...

Oh my gosh! I just found this on Amazon and added it to my wish list. I love teaching about glue and use the glue license freebie from Miss Miner's Kindergarten--my kiddos are so sad if they lose their glue license for improper gluing techniques. I am so excited to use the book with my glue lessons. Thank you for the freebie!

jennifer Lesser said...

I love glue bottles. I don't like glue sticks because they don't last and kinders forget to put the tops back on. I teach my kinders how to use glue in a variety of ways the first couple of weeks. We even have a song to go with it. I fill up a large dawn dishwashing bottle with more glue and show the kids how they can refill it their bottle when needed without making a mess. They love that!! I love the book you described and the message it sends. I 'd love to win the book. I will put it on my wish list too!!

Miscomes said...

Wow, I need this SO bad. I had kinders putting it on as lipstick last year, Yikes!!

2 Crazy Texas Teachers said...

I love it! Who doesn't secretly love to play with glue? There is nothing better than putting glue on your hand and waiting for it to dry! Then you get to peel it off! OMG--love it!!

Anywho, I got distracted! This book looks awesome! Fingers crossed I win!
Tamara
2crazytexasteachers@gmail.com

Holly said...

What a CUTE glue book!I have the push down caps that seem to work well. We even have colored glue we paint with!

Jessica Smith said...

I am a new kindergarten teacher and I am so excited to begin this year! I know I will definitely have to teach all about how to use glue! This book looks like a great way to introduce that!

Connie said...

A Dot
A Dot
A Dot will Do!
Anymore
than that
is
TOO MUCH GLUE!

Melissa Berry said...

Glue bottles are hard to use until the last few months of school! Glue sticks are a battle of themselves. I hope this year with the new curriculum I can still fit in cute projects!

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