Elementary Box is a relatively new subscription box service designed for elementary school teachers. Each box contains treats for you (the teacher), goodies for your students, fun things for your classroom, and a few teaching tips. Elementary Box customizes the shipments, so they have things that are perfect for your grade level. I was sent a complementary box to review. I teach middle school so most of my students are a little older than the target audience, but the school I work at is 1st-12th.
When this package arrived the first thing I noticed was how nicely it was packaged. It was in a box with the company’s logo on it, and it was shipped priority mail. Inside the box there is a teacher tips sheet glued to the top and a personalized note on top of the products. Most of the tips are geared towards younger children. The second grade teacher that I showed them to loved them.
I love the teacher treat this month. It is three fun pens and a pen holder. I am constantly having my pens permanently borrowed by students, so I am always on the lookout for funky pens. I am sure that these pens will not be confused with anyone else’s. I also like that I now have another idea for how to recycle tin cans with a little bit of washi.
For the students there are pumpkin stickers. I already used these on tests that I passed back yesterday. Kids are never too old to get stickers on their papers. For the classroom is a copy of Fairest by Gail Carson Levine. I teach at an all boys school, so I am not sure too many of them will read it, but I started reading it the other day during study hall. Many of the boys told me that their sisters or friends were reading it. The last item in the box is Math Sleuth, a fun interactive math game for kids. I gave this to the second grade math teacher to try out with her class. She gives it two thumbs up.
I think this is a really cute idea for a box. I could not find the exact value for the pens, but I am pretty sure the items are pretty equal in value to the price of the box. These boxes are $29.00 a month, and you can do a month to month subscription or a six or twelve month subscription. I think these would make a perfect holiday or end of year gift for K-5 teachers. They might also be a perfect subscription to get yourself if you are a home schooling parent.