# Mini Offices

Mini Offices are an ideal method of providing a child’s personal reference charts, cheat sheets, vocabulary lists, handy facts and conversion lists at hand in a lapbook folder or file folder or reference file.

1. Number Line & Number Chart
2. Ordinal numbers & Fractions
3. Tally or scores, finger counting signs, shapes, directions
4. Number words & Roman numerals with blank clock face
5. Multiplication Tables
6. Seasons & Months
7. Days of the week & time of the day
8. Address & Where am I?
9. Weather
10. Sight Word Walls
11. Family Words
12. Print Handwriting Chart
13. Cursive Handwriting Chart

1. Multiplication table
2. Number chart
3. Roman Numerals & Angles
4. Circles
5. 2D Shapes with their circumference and area formula
6. 3D Shapes with their circumference and area and volume formula
7. Triangles
8. Maths symbols & Compass directions and bearings
9. Conversions of time, distance, volumes, mass
10. Order of operations
11. Fractions to decimals & percentages, Recurring decimals to fractions
12. Different types of fractions
13. Base numbers squares & cubes
14. Number systems

New middle-school & senior Maths Mini Office pages ~ Decimal Value Chart Compass XY Axis Pos & Neg Number line

Handy Tips ~

• Print out only the pages your child needs.  (It is in A4 landscape format.  You can try print 2 pages on 1 page to create a smaller A5 version.)
• Paste onto card stock or a file folder or lapbook.
• My senior children used a plastic display file folder.
• LAMINATE!  It will last for years.
• Use whiteboard markers on your laminated surfaces.
• Keep handy in the child’s maths books, notebook or ring binder.

South African Mini OfficeSouth African Mini Office Eng & Afrik

• Number line, number chart 1-120, number & words
• Order words & fractions
• numbers on hands, scores and shapes
• Directions, Numbers 1-20 *, Roman numerals
• Multiplication table 1-12
• Seasons*, Months of the year*
• Days of the week*, Telling time*
• Where I live
• Map of South Africa
• Weather chart*
• South African Money
• Sight Word Wall
• Sight Word Wall
• Family words*
• Handwriting Print & Cursive

Junior Calendar Mini Office with Days, Months, Season & Weather Chart download ~ Day Week Month Season Chart

A simple, practical idea for junior primary children ~

This is a 1 page-does-it-all-in-one chart all assembled with rotating circles and slide bars instead of fiddly flash cards, pictures, Velcro and all those other bits & bobs! Once assembled, the circles rotate and viewer slides to show the right pictures and information. Easy as pie!

The child just checks the date and places the little yellow circle over the correct date, moves the circles behind the chart to show the correct day of the week, season, weather and temperature, and slides the bar to show the correct month. This chart maybe placed in your child’s file or added to your junior mini office!
Assembly instructions:
2. Then cut out all the windows on the chart, the season, weather, temperature, days of the week and date circles and the sliding month bar.
3. Laminate the chart and all the circles and sliding month bars.
4. Pierce the holes for the split pins or brads as indicated with black dots.
5. Assemble the circles at the back of the chart as per instructions.  (The month sliding window bar is a little more tricky, but I hope the photos will help.)
6. Attach the  2 cardboard strips at the top and bottom of the month column with clear packaging tape. Insert the window bar  from the front through the slits and wrap it around the strips and stick ends together at the back.

It is really worth laminating this chart when you make it!

We have used our chart for over 7 years and it is still as good as new!

You can research more on mini offices at Jimmie’s Hub Pages Mini Office

Blessings!

## 22 thoughts on “Mini Offices”

1. This is really neat. I have been trying to find a way to teach my youngest this information but the chart wasn’t working at all. I couldn’t get things to stay up without a TON of velcro. This may be the perfect solution! Thanks so much for sharing this!!

Patty

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2. Donna

I have not been able to find such a comprehensive set of charts for the older students anywhere else!!!! Thank you so much!

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3. Dania Vick

This is so awesome. Thank you !! This is truely heaven sent. Again thank you.

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4. Nina Antchoutine

This is amazing! I am so grateful for all of your invested time for organizing things for us!!!!

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5. Ann

I have a question – what is the second language you translate numbers and such into? I am in the USA and this would be fun to learn a new language that we will see often as we watch you posts come in and use some of your material. I so love your postings and ideas.

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• @Ann, we learn Afrikaans as our 2nd language in South Africa. It originates from the Dutch who first settled here. Many Dutch and Afrikaans words are quite similar!

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• Ann

Funny I found that out from my Pastor last night as I was telling her about your blog and how I was going to hopefully teach my daughter this cool new language … My Pastor has been to Africa and wants to retire there when she’s no longer actively preaching (she’s young so it’ll be decades) but she was able to tell me the language and it’s history. Now I am even more excited to learn more of this language as something different than the usual Spanish or French.

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6. Karen

Thank you so much for sharing these mini offices. My husband has had three strokes in the last three years and has difficulty remembering the words he wants or the date, day of the week, etc. I’ve had trouble finding reasonably priced visual aids for him. Some of the pages I’ve printed and laminated for him. He can easily mark the day of the week, etc. with write-on, wipe-off pens. Other pages are helpful as a quick reminder of a word he is having trouble remembering. This has made such a difference in his level of frustration. THANK YOU!!!

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7. Nadene, these charts are excellent! I am so glad I found them. Thank you very much for your time saving and very creative ideas.

I couldn’t help but read Ann’s reply about learning Afrikaans – do you know that there are literally thousands of Americans who are tought Afrikaans in some of the schools? And I am not talking about immigrants from here. I heard it over RSG radio station one morning when they spoke about how overseas visitors saw/experienced South Africa.

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8. These are perfect! I am building a “mini office” binder for my 9 year old. Thank you for sharing.

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9. nita black

Great ideas for homeschooling

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10. You are one fantastic lady! thank you for all your help!

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11. Anonymous

Thank you so much! After retiring last year I am now doing remedial teaching I have been teaching grade one for twenty years. Now teaching grade four Maths to a profoundly deaf little girl. Your charts are fabulous! Thank you for sharing.

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12. Wow! This is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. I will definitely be using this for my kids!

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13. Liz

Super kid friendly! Thanks! My children love setting up office spots to do their work.

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