What do fourth-graders at West Elementary want to be when they’re 22?
That was a question posed yesterday by teacher Ashli Gore on Twosday for 2-22-22.
“I want to be a YouTube star,” said Colton Roberts. “I have my own channel now with 40 followers.”
Colton says he primarily talks about video games on YouTube. He says his favorite game at the moment is Mortal Combat, an old-school favorite.
“I want to be a teacher, probably a math teacher,” said Ansley Jones.
After saying that, Mrs. Gore said she was 22 when she first became a teacher. The class is comprised mainly of 9- and 10-year-olds, giving them about a dozen years to reach their goal.
Other responses included a chef, basketball coach, actor, PE teacher and veterinarian.
“I think you’ll have to wait a little longer than 22 to become a veterinarian,” said Mrs. Gore. “That takes quite a bit of school.”
Gore said students also worked on two-syllable words and two-digit multiplication on Twosday.
A balloon display was set up in the hall and teachers were taking turns getting pictures of their students in funny poses. Third-graders Kylie Hammond and Kelvin Reagan flashed 2s for their photo.
“It’s a really great day for me because it’s my birthday,” said Kelvin, who is 10. “We’re going to have my birthday party this weekend.”
School principal Michelle Lewis was joining in the fun and having her picture made with the students. She said the real excitement would come at 2:22 p.m. when students would be allowed to dance in the halls.
Schools around the county participated in 2-22-22 activities in observance of the unique date.