Friday, December 7, 2012

Flat Stanley Project - Need Volunteers

A dear friend of mine is a Media Specialist at a local school here.  She is doing a Flat Stanley Project with her students.  She needs 10 more families to get involved.  This project is simple and fun to do with kids.

If you don't know what a Flat Stanley Project is, here is a description from their website:

The basic principle of The Flat Stanley Project is to connect your child, student or classroom with other children or classrooms participating in the Project by sending out "flat" visitors, created by the children, through the mail (or digitally, with The Flat Stanley app). Kids then talk about, track, and write about their flat character's journey and adventures. Although similar to a pen-pal activity, Flat Stanley is actually much more enriching-students don't have to wonder where to begin or what to write about. The sender and the recipient already have a mutual friend, Flat Stanley. Writing and learning becomes easier, flows naturally, and tends to be more creative. This is what teachers call an "authentic" literacy project, in that kids are inspired to write of their own passion and excitement about the project, and given the freedom to write about many things through the rubric of the Flat Stanley character.

All you have to do is email your address to me at crackedcornjimmy at gmail dot com and I will have my friend mail you the project kit with a personal letter from one of her students.

Please get involved and make a kid happy!


I. C.

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