Thursday, August 13, 2015
Pete the Pasting Pirate: A Glue Stick Lesson
1. The Single Dot: One dot, big or little, in the middle of the paper. Nothing else. Never sticks.
Long ago, there lived a pirate named Pam. She was fierce, she was strong but she was always losing her treasures. If she could figure out a way to stop losing them, she would be so much happier! On one of her journeys across the sea, she met another ship captained by Pete the Pasting Pirate. Pete shared his secret for getting treasure to stick around. When you bury your treasure in the right place you will never lose it! “But how do you find the right place?” wondered Pam.
“If you land on a small island,” explained Pete, “you can leave after you make your mark. This is no place for treasure.”
While you tell the story, be sure to model the three types of gluing on different sizes of paper. I hope Pete can help you alleviate some glue stick problems in your classroom!
If you like this story, you can download a mini-poster here.