Summer Book and Box - This is an all-summer activity where families collect things in a book and/or a box that happen over the summer. They decorate the book and box and bring them into the school near the beginning of the new school year in September to share with their child‘s learning group. Each family signs up for a 15 minute presentation. The children participate in the presentations, and we keep the books and boxes for several months so the children can take them out and look back on their families and their summer. Great stories are revisited and new ones told. Items from the summer treasure boxes are often integrated into dramatic play and shared with friends. The Summer Books & Boxes, the presentations, and the later experiences are often continuing sources of wonderful emergent projects and explorations for the children.