4.16.2012

DIY student rulers {without spending a penny}

Have you ever noticed that most {if not all} furniture stores have paper rulers all over the place? 
AND they want you to take them! Why else would they put them around every corner?

My co-worker/mentor snagged a set for the whole second grade and it didn't cost us a penny! 
It also doesn't matter if our students use and abuse them because... well... they were free!


We laminated our rulers and hole-punched the ends for easy storage. 


Annnnddd... since these rulers are flexible, they are really easy to use! 


How do you teach measuring in your classroom?

9 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I think I need to go furniture shopping now :)

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  2. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!

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  3. I will definitely use this idea. I think students should use different kinds of measuring tools, so these will be a great addition to my collection. Thanks for sharing this!
    Mona
    First Grade Schoolhouse

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  4. I have soooo wanted to snag the ones from IKEA, but have never taken the plunge. Now, I will tell them I have your permission :)

    Natalie
    TeacheryTidbits

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  5. We sure love things when they are free. I was just at a large furniture store recently and wasn't on the look out for these, but will be next time. Thanks for sharing!
    Connie
    welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

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  6. That is SO fantastic! I'm totally going to do that. Great idea!

    Emily
    Tangled with Teaching

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  7. Thanks for sharing! My mom got me some mini rulers from a doctors office too, the work great!

    Amber
    www.tisforteaching.com

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  8. I saw rulers similar to these at IKEA around Christmas time. I wanted to grab a bunch, but my husband thought I was nuts! I'm glad to see that I wasn't completely nutty.
    funforfirst.blogspot.com

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thanks for the love ♥

 
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