Since not many members are responding, let me unbox the thoughts of the types of boxes that were on my mind.
1. Pencil box - the basic one with sharpener, pencil, ruler and eraser.
2. Paintbox - the Camlin one that we had for the art class.
3. Geometry box - just couldn't do without it for our Maths class.
4. Needlework box - we had one for threads and needles and another to keep the bead-headed pins.
5. Various boxes containing indoor board games like chess; coins and striker for carom; jigsaw puzzles; ping pong balls and shuttlecocks, etc.
6. Chalk box in the classroom with chalks in a sandy base in a cardboard box
7. First aid box
8. Music box - we had a large black box (a chest actually) that contained various instruments that we practised on during our music class, with a group of two or more given a particular instrument to play in a group choir once they were proficient at it.
9. Lunch box - the main meal mid-way through the day at school.
10. Snacks box - to enjoy during the short 10-minute recess after the first two classes of the day.
After the contest winners were announced, I also thought of the box containing the tack pins that were kept in the teacher's desk drawer, to be used when neatly putting up notices on the green fabric board next to the blackboard and to put up charts or work done by the students on the boards at the back of the classroom. I didn't think of the toolbox, likely because as such we did not even know of its existence since it would be somewhere in the school storeroom or office. Also initially did not think of the colour pencil box that Dr Rao mentioned (funny, didn't think of that one!). The ballot box: Sharada, that was a good one- we had it too, to put in our votes to elect the Captain of the House or a class monitor.
Any more school boxes to unbox?
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