Grade 5 student Holden Nelmes of Bezanson School has taken an assignment on measurements to a whole new level, launching a small business in the process.
Teacher Becky Mayer says she assigned a lesson on measurements to her Grade 5 class.
"In the assignment, students were asked to measure things around their house, recording the length, width and height in centimetres and millimetres, and to also identify examples of right angles."
Ms. Mayer was shocked when she received an email and photos from Holden's mom, describing how he had applied his knowledge of measuring to create a personal woodworking project – a crayon holder.
Holden's creation is a local hit. His mom reports that he is currently working on 18 orders.
Ms. Mayer expressed pride and admiration for his entrepreneurial spirit. She say she has already placed an order with Holden and is looking forward to displaying one of his custom crayon holders on her desk at school.
Photos courtesy of Dawn Nelmes.