Thursday, February 26, 2009

Flat Stanley

Yesterday I assembled Flat Stanleys with some of the first grade parents at Abbott's school.




"Flat Stanley is the main character in Jeff Brown’s book series. We have brought him to life (well, sort of)! In the book, Stanley Lambchop has all sorts of adventures after he is flattened by a bulletin board. Your child will use their imagination to help create new adventures. Flat Stanley will go visit a family member or dear friend of your child’s choosing for the rest of the month. The job of the host family is to incorporate Stanley into their lives, create new adventures and correspond with the class. These correspondences will add to our conversations about the diversity of families, cultures and lands in our world..." - from the first grade newsletter

23 comments:

pve design said...

you make me want to run away with flat stanley and be horizontal on some grassy knoll.

coffee said...

i remember when I was a kid I love sewing dress for barbies!!

by coffeegirl

Debra said...

Learning consideration and good hosting skills at a young age.
And may I say that Stanley has some very sassy outfits.
I will look for these books for a special little girl.

kks said...

what a great idea for the children, and as always beautiful pictures.....i agree with pve! too funny!

tabiboo said...

My son is a huge fan of Flat Stanley, what a lovely idea,

Nina x

Joyce said...

I love flat stanley! I carried him around for a couple of framily and friend's little ones. I have not seen any that looked like these! Cute.

heidi said...

what a wonderful idea! They came out great!

KPiep said...

I will freely admit that I wasn't that impressed with the whole idea of Flat Stanley - until I saw your lovely versions! Before this, any time I've seen him, he's been made of paper in the quickest, easiest way possible. Your Flat Stanleys are charming and lovely!

Deidra said...

These are the cutest Flat Stanleys I've ever seen! And the pictures you've taken are absolutely beautiful! You go, you talented woman, you!

Carol Saha said...

I love you, Lecia, and your blog. and the flat stanley is a great idea. Did you mean to say commiserating? Problem is my brain is going to figure out the word you meant at 2 a.m.

Ina J Offret said...

Oh what a fun idea and I love the name Stanley Lambchop.. xo

Paige said...

I second PVE's comment for sure! I love the Flat Stanley idea - wish my kids' schools would hop on board!

i think i know said...

Thanks for the memory. When my girls were little we sent Flat Stanley all aroud the world.Alot of great pictures were sent back to us. Even some x -rated that the kids never saw. Moms didn't sew them in the day, the kids colored them.
Cndy

annechovie said...

How cute, Lecia! Flat Stanley is one of the enduring favorites from my childhood. I always thought how wonderful it would be to be able to be "mailed" to different places.

amy said...

CUTE!

Things That Inspire said...

Wow - you guys really go all out with the Flat Stanleys! Does every first grade class in this country do a Flat Stanley project? My oldest two had a Flat Stanley unit in 1st, and I have one more round with my youngest. In my kids' school, each child makes their own Flat Stanley, which is laminated, then the Flat Stanley is sent to a family member or friend - similar to what you class does. Our Flats always go to my mother-in-law's place in Colorado, where they get to see snow and ice skate (a real novelty to kids from Atlanta).

alice c said...

Flat Stanley flew across the Atlantic to stay with us. He visited a castle and spent some time chatting with a Guardsman wearing full regalia including a bearskin hat. The resulting photograph was very surreal.

seattleskipastor said...

Fun pictures. I love Flat Stanley. Mitch and I had Flat Stanley for a little while from our niece Esther. He got to ride the ferry, see the space needle and do all sorts of fun Seattle things.

Debbie said...

those are the cutest flat stanleys!!!

pmn said...

Did you see Keith Olberman's show? There was a Flat Stanley on US Airways flight 1549 that landed in the Hudson.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Flat Stanley has hipper clothes than I do. ;-)

sparklemag said...

How cool your flat stanley has real clothes! I made these for my students but I never thought of really making the clothes. How cute!

Dawn M. Hamsher said...

I would like to use your last photo for a writing post I am doing on "flat" characters (versus well-rounded characters in writing). I would give credit to you and link back. Would this be ok?

dramadawn[at]embarqmail[dot]com

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