Monday, April 10, 2006

Flat Eric



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!

8 comments:

  1. I had flat Stanley with me years and years ago at work for my niece. I took pictures and put together a Powerpoint presentation of the things we did all week. It's fun to watch it now. The things you'll do for them. haha!

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  2. I've never had a flat person visit me...well, paper, anyway. *g* Sounds like fun!

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  3. I have seen Flat Stanley, but have never had one visit me.

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  4. My niece Cara sent him to my sister Linda in Iowa who forwarded to a cousin in CT whose husband is a pilot for AA & flew him to England & another cousin received him in Belgium. Great way to learn geography, as well as encouraging writing, introducing snail mail for reaching non-techies.

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  5. I've never done this, but I think it's a cool idea.

    I'm really just posting to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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  6. Missy, you sweetie. You must pay attention to bios, etc.! Thank you!!

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  7. Missy beats me for observing details, I sure didn't see your bday listed, but wish you a Happy one also! Which exact day in April is it?

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  8. You give me too much credit, Cher. But I refuse to reveal my source. LOL!

    Hope you had a great birthday. How many does that make now? 29? Hey, we are the same age! :)

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