Today's post is protractors! My biggest problem as a 4th grade teacher is having a set that is all the same size or that looks the same. It is so frustrating to explain 30 different protractors (why would I explain 30 different types? Because the kids brought them from home- we didn't supply them!). So I figured out a way to make my own, and they are actually easier for elementary students to use!
Are you wondering were I found overhead film? I actually asked our secretary if she knew where any was (we get very little supplies, so I thought it was a long shot), but she smiled and said that someone was cleaning out a classroom at the beginning of the school year from a teacher that had retired and left all of her things and they brought her boxes and boxes of it that they didn't want to throw away. So, being an educational pack-rat the secretary at our school shoved it to the back of the "supply closet" and was hoping that someone would want it one day! So, check with any of the older teachers (or should I say pre-smartboard/document camera teachers; I wouldn't call myself "old") they might have some just sitting around waiting to become protractors!