Over the past couple of weeks, all of the first grade classes have been reading the classic book, Flat Stanley, by Jeff Brown. Flat Stanley is the story of Stanley Lambchop, a little boy who was accidentally made “flat” when his bulletin board fell on top of him. His new dimensions were 4 feet tall, 1 foot wide, and half an inch thick. In the story, Stanley’s family couldn’t afford to send him on a plane trip to California, but in his new condition his family was able to put him in a big envelope and mail him instead!
As a follow-up activity to the book, all first graders made their own Flat Stanleys to take home and mail to a friend or relative from either another state or another country. The people who receive your Flat Stanley need to fill out the enclosed questionnaire, take a photo of themselves with your child’s Flat Stanley, and mail the questionnaire, the photo, and your child’s original Flat Stanley back to you. Please send your child’s Flat Stanley in an envelope big enough so he won’t get bent. When all of the Flat Stanleys return to school, we will be hanging them up on a bulletin board chronicling his travels! Below is a timetable outlining the project:
Please send you Flat Stanley back to 1-L as soon as it arrives! We will be learning where all the first grade Flat Stanley's traveled to as we continue to learn about mapping!