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In Dixon Den we have special keys that allow students to bring in a "treasure" to share with the class. Much like show and tell, the first grader with the key stands up in front of the class to tell all about the treasure he/she has brought to share. The holder of the key should be able to tell why the item is a treasure to him/her and be able to tell important information about the treasure. If your child brings home the key, please help him/her to choose something interesting to share with our class. Some good ideas include: a few pictures or a souvenir from a recent trip, part of a collection, pictures of a pet, a favorite book, a special or unusual gift, or something from nature. Help your first grader put the key and the treasure in his/her backpack that evening so nothing will be forgotten the next morning. In order to share, a child must bring both the treasure and the key. Dixon Den first graders look forward to their turn with the key! It gives them an opportunity to practice speaking in front of a group and it makes them feels special!