I'm diabolical. Truly.
I got the brilliant idea to purposely leave the lids off a few markers and gluesticks and let them dry out.
Today, when we were making our No David! puppets, I innocently handed out the dried up gluesticks for the kids to use. They tried and tried, but those noses just kept falling off. A few kids caught on pretty quickly..."Ms. Warner--someone must have left the caps off these gluesticks and now they won't work anymore!" (Me, in response) Really? Well what should we do?
We agreed that I would give the tables all new gluesticks and they promised they would always put the caps back on so they would never dry out! Then I taught them the song--which, by the way, I wrote wrong on here a few weeks ago. It actually goes like this (to the tune of London Bridge):
Put the lid back on the glue, on the glue, on the glue...
Put the lid back on the glue, so it won't dry out! SNAP!
Tomorrow...same lesson with the markers! (I think the kids really get it now.)
By the way, another helpful hint...