Nice sturdy boxes that seemed like a great idea for a first day activity for my first graders to decorate their crayon boxes and personalize them. Within a week, I noticed that some of the children poked holes in the boxes with their pencils creating huge holes in the boxes. I am so disappointed....not in the product but with the children's misuse of the box. Next time I will lecture about how to care for your materials.
By Mrs. M. from , NJ
Loved them, but....
I am a teacher in a first grade classroom. I was so excited to get this item so the children would stay organized and become responsible for their crayons and pencils. After one week, some of the children punched holes in the box with their pencil. If you buy this item, I would first remind children how to care for the item.
By Urban Teacher from , NJ
I was a little apprehensive about purchasing these for my class because of the price and concern over the durability of a cardboard pencil box, but these turned out to be my favorite purchase of the year! I will definitely purchase them every year from now on! Every student LOVED creating their own pencil box, and all of the boxes are still in great condition after half the school year has passed! The students took great pride in decorating their boxes in a unique way to reflect who they are as individuals. I created one of my own as a model, explained why each side was important to me, and then let them create their own. I just sat out random items I'd purchased over the years like foam letters, beads, buttons, etc. and was amazed at the boxes students created! Just be prepared to assemble the boxes yourself if you have primary students. I assembled them for my third graders very quickly, but a few of them figured it out for themselves. I also had the students use tacky glue instead of Elmer's.
By Serena2 from Riverside, CA
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