In my position as an elementary librarian and Accelerated Reading teacher my co-teacher and I have been doing a fun project with our 1st and 2nd graders. We are doing the adventure project called Flat Stanley. We have been reading the original book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. We watched a video of someone reading Flat Stanley to us. The kids were enthralled by the idea of Stanley becoming flat. We also watched this fun video and the kids loved the song.
It’s so catchy you won’t be able to get it out of your head! After we did all this the boys and girls colored their own Flat Stanleys and they will be sending them on vacations around the world. Our class even received a Flat Stanley from a school in Kentucky. We will be telling their class about our school and town and sending pictures and information back to them.
I signed up to exchange Flat Stanleys with other schools at http://flatstanley.com . There are a ton of resources over there. This project is one anyone can do: Schools, churches, homeschoolers, practically anyone. It is a great project to teach geography and to encourage reading as well. We want our kids in library to get excited about reading.
We are even taking them to the performance, The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, at a local college. It is sure to be a fun project that we will enjoy for the rest of the year. If you’re interested in having a Flat Stanley visit your child or school I would love to send one of my children’s Flat Stanleys to visit you as I have a 1st and 2nd grader myself. Please comment below and I will get in touch with you!
We are keeping up with how many miles our Flat Stanleys travel. We would love to have ours make the longest journeys. Can you help us make that happen? You simple take pictures of our Flat Stanleys visit to your hometown and give us some information about the place that you live.