Here is an activity that I did at the beginning of the year with my 7th graders! It helped me get to know their future ambitions and I had something inspirational to hang up for the rest of the year. I let all of the students decorate their lightbulb and hung them all around a poster that read, "The Future is Bright and Full of Possibility!" Parents enjoyed seeing what their children had dreamed up on Open House.
This file contains the lightbulb outline and a question to prompt student thought. Poster not included.