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I've finally finished my writing mini office. I decided to use the 3-prong (15 cent) folders and sheet protectors to hold the reference pages. Making it this way will allow me to use it year after year, so I guess all the work will be worth it. I did not intend this to be one of the mini offices the primary kids use to keep their work private, this will be a folder they'll just keep in their desks to refer to as needed--except for tests and quizzes, of course.

I thought I'd share with you what I've included:
  • cover page
  • "Use Carefully" word list (This actually is 6 separate pages, but I've put them back to back so they'll only use 3 sheet protectors.)
  • "Answering 2-Pt Questions Using R.E.A.D.S and "Steps for Writing a Paragraph" (These both fit on one page.)
  • "Key Proofreading Marks for 3rd-6th Grade
  • "Spelling Friends or Fiends?" and "My Own Words I Need to Practice" (These both fit on one page.)
  • "Basic Dialogue Punctation: A Quick Guide"
  • "Writing a Summary" (The bottom half of this page is left blank so they may slide in a 4-pt summary writing of their own on the bottom of the sheet protector. For those who stuggle with earning 4 pts, I'll give them the option of using a sample that's already preprinted.)
  • "Common Irregular Verbs"
  • "Words that Snooze or Stimulate?" and "Editing Checklist" (These both fit on one page.)
  • "My Personal Reminders" (This page is only filled with lines on which they will write reminders and tips for things that often give them problems. This will be a consumable page. I'll print out a new one of these each year.)
I may end up having them add more as we go, but this is what I need for now. I've attached one picture from the middle of the mini office as a sample in case you're interested. I wish we could attach more than one! I've just gotten really good ideas here over the years, so I wanted to share something of mine.


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Could you attach the pages you put in? This looks great!!!
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Great Mini Office
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Wow! You really put a lot of work in that.
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I would also like a copy of the pages in your mini office. It looks awesome!
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Sounds fantastic!
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I'd love to get my hands on copies of what you've included in your folders!


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What perfect timing! I was just going to post a question asking what to put in my writing folders. Thank you so much for sharing!

P.S. I'd love to get copies of the pages as well, if you wouldn't mind.

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It may be easier if I sent these pages to you as an email since I can attach up to 5 pages at a time. If you would like, send me a Private Message with your emails and I'll get the copies to you. I'll have to send them in 2 separate emails. Hope that's okay. I'd do it here, but it would take up a bunch of separate posts. Again, I wish we could attach more than one page.

The only thing I don't have saved to send you is the "Key Proofreading Marks for 3rd-6th Grade" sheet. It wasn't something I typed up myself. It was just a sheet I already had previously printed out from the internet. It just has the basic editing symbols such as the ones for beginning a new paragraph, adding a word or comma, deleting words, etc. If I have it saved somewhere on my computer I'll try to find it.

TYLRYN==You won't be able to PM me with your email, if you choose to do so, until you've posted at least 5 times and have been a member for at least 7 days. (I believe that's correct.) Therefore, when you get to that point, (You're almost there!) you could PM me and I'll gladly get them to you.
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I would love a copy of your mini office too.
Thank you so much.
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I know I emailed you and thanked you for sending all those documents. I wanted to publicly ( at least on this board) say that ..yes these boards are great.. but it's the people on the boards willing to share so much that make it so amazing!
Thank you again!!
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Thank you thank you!
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Thank you so much for all of your work! I got your email. I really appreciated your sharing this great info. with me. You have saved me a ton of work!
Thank you!
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3-prong folders for less money
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I see you use the 3-prong folders for the offices. I know this is coming late this summer but look for Staples store $.01 sale (usually sometime around July 5th). They have those 3-prong folders for a penny. You could get a class set for what it is costing you for two! Just a thought!!
This is a great mini-office, thanks for sharing!
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Not late at all! Thanks for the reminder. I've only put together one complete office. I'm waiting until I get back to school to have our office aide make the rest of the copies. I have yet to get to Staples or Office Depot. I think I better get a move on to check out some folders.
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Thank you for your willingness to share your mini office. I would also like a copy of the reference pages. I've been gathering information to place on a reference sheet that my students could use while they work independently or in small groups. This looks wonderful! I especially like the suggestion for placing the pages in protector sheets. Thank you.

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Awesome mini-office.
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Thanks all
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Thanks to all of you who've shown interest in the mini office. I love creating things for my classroom, and I certainly don't mind sharing with others. I also love the excellent suggestions/tips everyone here on PT offers for our own classroom use. I've been able to use SO many of them since I've been a member. I've gotten so much stuff here that I've had to make a binder in which to keep it all!

If anyone else is interested in having me email the pages, be sure to send me a private message if you can. I've read where the editors aren't in favor of members sharing their emails on the boards due to security issues. See, my little guy is "incognito". (sp?)
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Very Cool!
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Love your idea. I am a first year teacher and brand new to PT. I am searching for ideas since I will be the language arts teacher for three sections in fifth grade! I love writing and teaching writing, these mini-offices are perfect for student reference and organization. Thanks for sharing!
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I would love a copy of your mini office too.
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I would love a copy of your mini office too.
Thank you so much. I PMed my email address.
Melody

I think I have a proofreading marks sheet... will attach if I find it.
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Hi there,

I see many people are ignoring or choosing to not see the request for private messages, but I do not have privileges yet.

As soon as I do (and I suggest other teachers wait a bit if this applies to you) I will pm you.

I want to start a writer's workshop with the kids and this would be a great tool.

Thanks.
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trexteach...
I know that you wanted "private" messages, but I am a NEWBIE here and haven't figured that out yet. I'd LOVE to have a copy of your Mini Office pages.

Thanks,
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Key Proofreading Marks grades 3 -6
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I cannot upload files yet (darn PT) but I can find and post links I think.

I googled the sheet and found a PDF file for the missing one.

http://www.smbsd.org/uploaded/readin..._Marks_3-6.pdf
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There you go, Poohgirl. That's the one I have only the hard copy for. I don't even remember when I originally printed it out. Now maybe the others will see it and add it to the office. Thanks for finding it.

rbrumlow==you can either go ahead and give me your email here, or you can wait until you have at least 5 posts in and have been a member at least 7 days. (I believe that's correct.) I leave that up to you. At least you'll have the proofreading page already, thanks to Poohgirl.

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Old 07-26-2008, 02:18 PM
 
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I would love to have you e-mail me the mini-office papers. I'm new as of today and cannot PM yet. Thanks!

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I have no idea how to PM you, but I would absolutely love a copy of your mini-office as well. This is an excellent tool. Thanks for sharing!

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excited about your mini office!
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i am a brand new 5th grade teacher and was searching for how to set up my writer's notebooks. your's sound like a dream come true. can you please send it to ufmaggie@ufl.edu


thank you thank you thank you!
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Me, too!
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I would love to have a copy of this too, but can't pm yet. pop_k@hotmail.com. Thank you!
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I'd Love A Copy Too!!
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I just joined a couple of days ago, and would love to have a copy too. I don't know what the Pm, or whatever means, but if possible, please email me at nbdelta10@aol.com.

Thank you soooooo very much!
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Thank you for sharing-I have PM you (this is the first time I have been able to do this since I'm new also) I can't wait to try this with my students. THANK YOU
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I just PM my email to you! I appreciate this! I am excited to make these!
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I too would love a copy of your writing mini office. I recently joined pro teacher and can't PM yet. My email address is jenbud28@sbcglobal.net. Thank you so much for sharing!
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I would like a copy of your writing mini office - please email me at choffler@richlandone.org. Just became a member tonight.

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If you can, please send the pages to me too! I am looking to add more to my writing binders.

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I love your reference mini office idea! If it isn;t too much, I'd love a copy of the resource sheets you used. My email is vmgreenlaw@gmail.com. Thanks in advance!!!
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I would love a copy also. I am new to this site and to 5th grade.
Thank you very much for sharing.
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I have just found your post over mini offices. I am trying to find great ideas for the writing process. Could you email me your great ideas! Thanks so much. valeriemccollum@yahoo.com
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I would love a copy of your mini office pages too. kimspowell@yahoo.com
Thanks for sharing! You have put a lot of work into this!
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I would love a copy of your mini office pages too.

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Thank you so much for sharing.
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I would also like a copy of your pages. I appreciate it greatly!
smithk36@k12tn.net Thanks!
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The Minioffice looks great. Could I get a copy as well?
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I have been looking for something like this. Thank yoU!

Can you send me a copy too?? lengelgina at lakelocal.org
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jamtwinmom and gene39--I sent the files to your email addresses. Be sure to edit your posts to delete your email addresses from them. The admin. doesn't want us posting them on PT. Let me know if you don't get the files.

I suggested this to the others through email, but not everyone did it.
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Can I please get those copies too

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I sent them to you Qfrazier.
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Hi, I am new to the 5th grade and looking for ideas. I came across your post on the writing mini-office and was wondering if you didn't mind sharing your creations Thanks in advance! apatino24#yahoo.com
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I just sent them to your email.
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