Monday, January 22, 2007

World Record Beads at Jackson Square

I'm so proud of him! My grandson, that is! He decided to do this project and so out we went in July to measure Jackson Square, only to find out that it's actually a rectangle. He became the librarian of his first grade class and decided that the school needed more books for the kids to take home for their reading assignment each night, and decided to do this project as a pledge drive. (The original idea owes its genesis to our dear friend, Stuart Johnson, of New Orleans, currently in exile in Houston.)
The original flyer had the photo between all the dimensions you see below, but the Word doc didn't translate well to blogger, so it is what it is. Below is the flyer. We just wanted to let you know that we'll be out at the Square on Saturday with a butt load of beads and his good little heart.

At 2PM on Saturday, January 27, 2007, William Oskay, a six year old student of Ms. McLaughlin’s First Grade class at McDonough 15, will attempt to connect Mardi Gras beads in one continuous strand around Jackson Square. William has collected what he calls “World Record Beads” for over a year in order to do this. (They are the old style clear plastic beads with connectors at the back.) He also decided that Mc 15 needs more “take home” books, so he will do this project as a pledge drive to raise money for Mc 15’s Green School library. The pledges are based on the number of strands it takes to go completely around the Square.

329’ 329’
TOTAL: 1356’ (approx.)
Yes, we really DID measure Jackson Square!
Please feel free to pass this around or just stop by to cheer him on!


TravelingMermaid said...

I'll be there, mon ami!

Blue Eagle said...

How cool is this. Thy say it skips a generation.

EJ said...

wow...what a fine young lad you got there! :-)

Ms. Mauger said...


What you have decided to do for your school and your community makes me so proud. My family is so impressed and wants you to know that we are thinking about you.
Keep it up!


Ms. Mauger (your extremely proud old French Teacher):