|Flat Stanley Project|
Sunday, March 15, 2015
What is the Flat Stanley Project?
This is a project for 3rd graders and it teaches them about other cultures, states, and countries. It does not happen right away, but rather is over the course of several weeks.
Originally the Flat Stanley children's book was written in 1964 by Jeff Brown. I have read this book and it is very good reading for children. From there came the Flat Stanley Project that was started in 1995 by a third grade teacher, Dale Hubert of London, Ontario, Canada.
Flat Stanley Project, Dale Hubert
The students are given a paper doll of a man they call Stanley. Students can dress him up in the colors that they want for him. Then they go a step further and write a letter explaining who flat Stanley is. They mail it to a student, relative or friend anywhere in the world. If they have relatives in another country or state, they will mail it there. Then the relative or friend is to take flat Stanley to a famous landmark in their city and take a picture with flat Stanley and mail it back to the child's school. It is amazing and interesting for the students to see how flat Stanley travels around the world.
One student's flat Stanley came back with his picture taken at the beach. Also, a souvenir was sent back with flat Stanley, it was a small mini-shark in a bottle. This was really nice.
According to Meghan Everette Flat Stanley traveled in France. She further adds that parents of the class donated the postage which helped with the mailing. They received pictures as well as postcards back with the flat Stanley project they did. They also went a step further and created a scrapbook of the travels of flat Stanley.
Making Connections With Flat Stanley: Framed in France, Meghan Everette
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