Mini offices...

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    Those look cool - I am looking to see if I can figure out a way to use them for my high schoolers :)
     
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    I use them with my first graders and they are great! I glued two file folders together and have language arts information on one side, math on the other. They took a long time to make, but if you have all the copies ready, they can be done assembly-line style. One downside is the laminating doesn't really stick with the double-layer of file folder, so you'll probably need to use clear packing tape around the edges.

    Try jmeacham.com too for mini-office ideas. :)
     
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    I started doing these earlier this year--printed out some resources...but ended up just laminating the file folders to make a trifold that was blank. I had a few students who just needed this "partition" to keep them focused and not worrying about others (they sat at tables of 6). I think the mini-office with resources is a great idea but needs lots of teaching of 'how' to use it or it wouldn't be utilized effectively. The plain dividers still work great!
     
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    i use the mini offices plain so that I can use them during testing.
     
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    I used abcteach and other resources to put together mini-offices last year and the kids almost never used them. I hate when that happens. I probably introduced them wrong somehow.
     
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    I have made these before, but I also use them plain for testing. I didn't glue them, I just layered them as I put them through the laminator. They held up for two years, so now I need to make some more. (Anyone who defaces or misuses their "office" hands it in and gets a crummy old one for a grading period.)
     
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    I love this idea! Now I'm debating on using these or making copies for each student to keep in his/her notebook. Hmmm...
     
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    I think it depends on your purpose... If you want the kids to have some "privacy" (especially if you're at tables), doing mini-offices might be useful. If you just want them to have the info, putting it into notebooks might be easier.
     

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