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What can you do with a box?

January 19, 2022 | Sossi Essajanian

The holidays are a time of celebrations, time with family and friends… and lots of boxes!

This term the children started a box study at home and school.

They wondered… what is a box?

A box is made by trees. It is not breakable.

A square is not a box.

Boxes have lids.

A box is for food.


What can you do with a box?

You can make it into a room!



Step 1: Draw detailed designs of one of their own rooms or a room they pictured in their mind.

Step 2: Build the room per the design.

Even the children learning at home studied boxes! They thought about a cardboard box as a building and what the rooms inside might look like.

This is a top floor with a bed. This is the clothes and this is a table.

This is my house. This is a table. This is a fire pit. This is wood.

Here’s the front. It has the doors, two flowers, the garden. You can walk through the garden.

Sossi Essajanian

Teacher, Sky Class

Sossi Essajanian is excited to continue her teaching and learning journey at the Mustard Seed School. She began teaching at the United Nations International School where she worked with children and colleagues from around the world. This inspired her to take a primary teaching position abroad in Nicosia, Cyprus, where she lived and worked for two years.

Ms. Essajanian has a passion for supporting children’s social/emotional skills and learning through a loving and caring classroom community. These are built on creating shared understandings and opportunities for children to identify and express their feelings and of those around them. She believes in creating experiences through pair and group work where learning blossoms through social experiences.

Ms. Essajanian also enjoys reading and talking about books and continues to pursue her second passion: editing. She’s worked in various editorial capacities in newspapers, magazines, and books. She was recently excited to serve as the development editor of a children’s book about engineering and is looking forward to leading some tinkering investigations of her own with her students!

In her free time Ms. Essajanian runs, swims laps, and likes to take long walks to explore the world around her.

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