Hazel Kopeshke's first-grade students completed their Mother's Day gifts May 7 at Prescott Memorial School.

This is the 28th year Kopeshke has done the same project with her class.

The project entails cutting out two silhouettes of each child's head — one on black paper, the other on white. The black silhouette is then glued to a sheet of white paper and given as a full silhouette.

On the white silhouette students write "Who am I?" stories to share. Facts included some of their favorite things to do, favorite foods, how old their siblings are, and what they like most about their mom.

"Some students have called this the first-grader's 'rite of passage,'" said Kopeshke, who will retire at the end of this school year after 29 years at Prescott.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@courierpublicationsllc.com.