I teach second grade. This is my second year of teaching. When I was setting up my classroom last year, I had to do some serious prioritizing. One of the items that ended up on my “want” list, was to upgrade my classroom treasure box (and I use that term treasure box very loosely).
Last year, after buying some little toys I realized that I did not actually have a box in which to put the treasures. I looked around and my eyes fell upon an empty copy paper box (with a lid – if that helps to fancy it up for you) and that became my “treasure box”. I did not even try to make it more eye pleasing by coloring it or wrapping it in pretty paper. Nope. My treasure box is a sad empty copy paper box.
That is until today.
Today one of my students showed up with her mom and in their arms they were carrying a beautiful treasure box. A box that is worthy of the name treasure box. For my classroom.
At the start of this year, I made some off handed comment about the sorry state of my treasure box. I said this more to make sure the students could identify it for what it was and not to complain about it. I have not brought it up again. Honestly. Apparently this sweet little girl agreed with me and felt that something had to be done about her teacher’s treasure box.
Here are some pictures of my old and new treasure boxes side by side.
Yes, I am a dork and get excited about these simple things. I gave the treasure box giving student the coveted job of transferring all the treasures from one box to the other. She was thrilled and so was my class as I presented our new fabulous treasure box.