Friday, April 18, 2008
Meet Flat Stanley. This is the second time that he has come to visit Mimi and Papa. The last time he came to stay with us was when my oldest grandaughter Kasey sent him on an adventure with us when she was in Kindergarten. This year her brother Jacob is in Kindergarten and his class is doing the same Reading/Geography lesson. Flat Stanley is a Book about a boy who is flattened when a bulliten board falls on him. He makes the best of the situation and finds that he is able to do lots of fun things now that he is flat.
Many school classrooms have adopted the Flat Stanley Project and the students mail their own flat stanley to a family member or friend. He stays with the family and has his picture taken of where he has been and then is mailed back. The children then learn about the area he has visited.
When Flat Stanley was returned to Kasey's class, I had put his adventures in a scrap book. The teacher pulled down a map and showed the class where Wenatchee was. The kids already knew that Wenatchee was the Apple Capital of the world. Of course, there was a picture of Flat Stanley in an apple orchard in the scrapbook.
This time Flat Stanley flew with us to Napa and rode in a Hot air Balloon. He visited the Golden Gate Bridge, and has been to Las Vegas and Havassu Arizona. It is just about time for us to return him back to Omaha so that Jacob's class can learn about all the great places Flat Stanley visited.