Flat Stanley

Barrett's Flat Stanley from Saranac Elementary School will be traveling around the world with Sara for the next few weeks, here is the update of his adventures.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

The biography of "Flat Stanley"

I found this description of the Flat Stanley project online. Barrett's class read "FLAT STANLEY" by Jeff Brown in school.
Now, she is doing what loads of other children have done all around the world, since Flat Stanley was introduced. Although I have to say, Sara, Mommio, and I are having just as much fun. But we don't get the fun of dressing him!!! That sounds like the best part. Maybe he should get a beret from France, Sara! And an Arsenal jersey like Barrett's!!!

"This book is about a young boy named Stanley who is accidentally squished "as flat as a pancake" when a bulletin board falls on him. Stanley is very, very flat but otherwise fine. The story goes on to tell how Stanley discovers some real advantages to being flat. He can slide under doors, go down into sidewalk grates, and even fold himself up small enough to fit into an envelope and be mailed to California (from a city far away in the USA) for an exciting vacation.

We send out plain paper dolls that we call FLAT STANLEYS, and we send them off to visit cities all over America and the World. The person who gets a FLAT STANLEY "decorates" him. FLAT STANLEY is "dressed" (using crayons, markers, paints, and sometimes fabric!) in clothes that he might wear to reflect the climate and / or activities FLAT STANLEY might see or do there. We also send out a questionnaire so that we can find out what FLAT STANLEY saw or did in that faraway city, what the climate is like, the distance between that city and ours, and some interesting facts about that city. Then that lucky person sends those facts back to us with the newly dressed FLAT STANLEY!"
Found at: www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/valley_view/second/wolfe/stanley.html


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