Our last mini office was made about a year ago — March of 2008. It got a lot of use, but as we transition into new curriculum, I felt it was time for a new, more thorough, and different mini office. So here is Sprite’s 4th/5th grade mini office.
Here is how it looks as you open it. There are American patriotic themed images just for fun.
It has three main sections — language arts on the left, math/science in the middle, and history on the right.
Here are the three parts right after I used glue stick to affix the various charts and diagrams.
This is my procedure for making a laminated mini office. I shutterfold each section, unfold it and laminate each one individually. Then I refold the flaps of the laminated sheets and run the folded page back through the laminator to press the folds down. Last I affix the three pieces together with double sided tape on the flaps.
The categories are loose — not everything fit exactly according to topic. But this is what’s in each section.
- parts of speech
- sign language alphabet
- days of the week
- months of the year
- punctuation chart
- cursive handwriting
- multiplication chart
- periodic table of elements
- values of American coins (Sprite gets so little exposure to these!)
- state abbreviations
- Roman numerals
- liquid measurement equivalents (gallons to ounces)
- list of major American wars
- Morse code
- nutrition pyramid
- books of the Bible
That looks great! We are needing to update our mini offices as well.