Yesterday one of my students came into class with 5 rolls of duct tape on his arm. When I asked what all the duct tape was for, he responded, "I'm an entrepreneur. I make things out of duct tape and sell them." This kid is pretty bright, so I was curious. My expectations weren't real high mind you, but then the kid pulls out this perfect long-stemmed red rose. My picture doesn't really do them justice, but trust me, the detail is impressive.
The duct tape kid is good. Not only did he have my order ready today, he also came to school sporting his tie prototype, a red and white striped beauty. He already had several orders by 3rd period. At $7 a pop, he figures they could be a real moneymaker. He asked what I was going to do with the roses, and when I told him I was going to give them to my daughters, he immediately offered to make a vase to hold them. I had to laugh. This kid is going places.