Monday, April 10, 2006
This is Flat Eric, and his travel journal was my writing project yesterday. If you've never heard of the Flat Stanley Project, Flat Stanley is a children's book.
http://flatstanley.enoreo.on.ca/ <---------- the offical website
In the book, Flat Stanley, by Jeff Brown, Stanley is squashed flat by a falling bulletin board. One of the many advantages is that Flat Stanley can now visit his friends by traveling in an envelope. The Flat Stanley Project is a group of teachers who want to provide students with another reason to write. Students' written work goes to other places by mail.
Students make paper Flat Stanleys and begin a journal with him for a few days. Then Flat Stanley and the journal are sent to someone who completes the journal. Flat Stanley and the journal are then returned to the original sender. Students can plot his travels on maps and share the contents of the journal.
Have you ever done a Flat Person? I've had Flat Adam and Flat Eric both visit me. We had a great time together!