MACON, Ga. (41NBC/WMGT) — From a young age, we are all taught to set goals.
Well, the students at Ingram-Pye Elementary School are doing just that. But they put those goals on paper.
Fifth grader A’layah Tucker is one student who benefits from what a vision board is. She already has goals in mind, like becoming a travel nurse and going to college. “It’s a good way to stay focused on your goals, even if you sometimes forget them, you can just look at them and remember them.”
Tucker, like many fifth and third graders, is developing his own vision of what lies ahead. For many students, this is the first time they have heard of a vision board and its meaning.
Principal Danielle Howard says goals should be discussed with parents. That’s why creating one at a young age is so impactful. Principal Howard said a few words to parents: “It is so important that you have a plan for yourself for your children. What do you want for them? what do you see for them this year next year? five years? twelve years?”
Students will be able to present their vision board Thursday at school while families can participate virtually over the phone. On Wednesday, students took home kits containing materials for parents to follow.
Erica Flowers is the ‘Leader in me’ teacher at Ingram-Pye Elementary. She says it’s important to present the vision board when you’re done because “it’s going to motivate you to be the best leader you can be.”
Si’mya Robertson is also in fifth grade and her goal is to become a basketball player and YouTuber. She says the vision board will help keep pushing her in the direction of those goals.