Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Flat Stanley

Stilson's grandson is involved in a Flat Stanley project. They are pictured here with Flat Stanley on their patio in Donna TX! His project differs a bit from the description below. The teachers can adjust the project to best fit the needs of the class. This Flat Stanley has been to Mexico!! Ole'
Students make paper Flat Stanleys and begin a journal with him for a few days. Then Flat Stanley and the journal are sent to another school where students there treat Flat Stanley as a guest and complete the journal. Flat Stanley and the journal are then returned to the original sender. Students can plot his travels on maps and share the contents of the journal. Often, a Flat Stanley returns with a pin or postcard from his visit. Some teachers prefer to use e-mail only. Especially creative hosts send the Flat Stanleys back with pictures, souvenirs, stories and reminders of the visit.

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