Mini-Offices : A Lapbook Cousin


Mini-offices

For use more with preschool and primary children

§         A “mini-office” is like a little study corral or “busy book”, which enables the children to take their most commonly used reference materials in the van, to bed …
§         A “mini-office” is an organisational tool for drill sheets and other papers (like writing check lists and word lists) that the students for quick-reference when writing or studying.
§         especially useful as a busy book for little children to ‘read’ by themselves, with Mother or other older person.
§         It contains reference material – may include alphabet, numbers, colours, key words or names of family and friends … many possibilities – for different age groups.
§         Can be done for a particular subject, eg science, or topic, eg Human Body, or for different grades/levels.
§         Have it laminated or covered in clear contact/adhesive plastic.  

http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/mini_offices.htm
http://www.teachingheart.net/minioffice.html [scroll down]

http://shadow-earth.com/archives/9 – for older child
http://shadow-earth.com/archives/15

http://www.crosswalk.com/1421272/ – Mini Office: for any homeschool by Kym Wright

Clear photos and instructions here for a mathematics mini-office:
http://sheilasjourney-sheila.blogspot.com/2008/04/math-lapbook-mini-office.html

links checked Sept.2009

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