I confess, I have a hard time letting go of containers. I can't seem to send any of those lidded copy paper boxes to the recycling. Only recently have I been able to stop collecting all manner of plastic food containers because my city now recycles them. I don't want to live in clutter. My latest conundrum has been what to do with the containers birthday cake and cupcakes come in. I was able to let go of most of them but I held onto one particularly cool one that I promised myself I would recycle at the end of the year if I haven't found a use for it.
Finally, it came to me. I can use it to create an enclosed habitat diorama for the pond.
I have been working on creating a pond unit for most of the school year culminating in a field trip to study a nearby pond.
I wanted my students to create something they could identify with that would be a lasting reminder of this unit of study.
If you are a container person like I am I hope this give you a new way to think about containers.