We recently finished reading the book
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. In the story, Stanley, the main character, is flattened by a bulletin board that falls on top of him while he is sleeping. Luckily, he isn't hurt, just flattened. Later in the story, Flat Stanley wanted to visit some friends in California, so his parents folded him up, put him in an envelope and mailed him to California. After a nice visit, his friends sent him back to his family.
We have created our own Flat Stanleys for a special project and we need your help! You may fold and mail Flat Stanley, along with the attached letter, to a friend or relative that lives some distance away from Austin. Please choose a friend or relative who would be a good host by showing Flat Stanley around their town or city and taking Flat Stanley to local areas of interest. After his visit, your friend or relative will need to send Flat Stanley back to you.
Or you may choose to host Flat Stanley at your house and share your own travels with him. For example, take him on your Thanksgiving or Christmas vacation or an upcoming business trip.
Your child will create at least one journal, book, poster, or other type of presentation based on Stanley’s travels that he or she will share with the class. Presentations may include maps, pictures, postcards, information about cultural events, and anything else that teaches us about the world. Stanley must visit at least 5 places and your child must include at least 4 facts about each place Stanley visits. Samples of past projects are available in room 203.
The project is due May 1, 2017. Students will also turn in project updates in October, December, and March. In these update, students will list the places Stanley has visited during the first, second, and third quarters. In addition, they will list what they have done for the project. It is not necessary for Stanley to travel throughout the school year, but it is necessary to work on the project throughout the year.
We are looking forward to learning about all of the places that our Flat Stanleys travel!
Thank you in advance!
The Third Grade