Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Project asks students to look into the future

by A.J. Hakim Staff Writer

June 13, 2013

What does the future hold for third graders at Ferry Elementary School? Curious of the answer, Ferry teacher Jane Ellis had her students complete a writing activity in which they responded to the question, “What would you like to be when you grow up?”

“It was wonderful to see their excited faces as they looked into their crystal ball to predict the future,” Ellis said. “Many of my students enjoy sports. They hope to be professional baseball and basketball players. Others want to be engineers, doctors and lawyers, just like their moms and dads. I was thrilled to learn we have some future teachers in my classroom as well.”

Tonya Pirker, mother of Kate Pirker, a student in Ellis’s class, assisted with the activity, taking photographs and assembling them into a collage for each student.

“We are so grateful to Mrs. Pirker for taking the time to do such a heartfelt project with our children,” Ellis said. “This is something the children can show their family and look back upon when they grow up.

“They will recall fond memories of their third grade classmates and treasure this forever.”