Even though I teach 2nd grade, I always encourage my students to think about their future. Every year during the first week of school I ask my students what they want to be when they grow up. I explain to them the importance of school in reaching their future goals and how the work we do in 2nd grade will help them get to where they want to be.
The first week of school I put my students in my college graduation cap and gown. They look so adorable as it is HUGE on their little bodies. I have them hold up a whiteboard so I can type what they want to be when they grow up. I then print them out and send them home and put them on my door with their high school graduation year. I don’t want to brag but in the past I have had a Future Tooth Fairy AND Future Santa Clause 🙂