Monday, March 19, 2012

Flat Stanley


Like many first graders around the country (around the world?), Cal and his classmates have started a unit on Flat Stanley. Flat Stanley is the main character in a book series by Jeff Brown. A boy named Stanley Lambchop has all sorts of adventures after he gets flattened by a bulletin board.

Cal and his classmates each made their own Flat Stanley, and soon, he'll go visit a family member or friend. The host family will incorporate Stanley into their lives, and correspond with the class about his adventures with them.

You may recall seeing the construction for Abbott and his first grade classmates. This time around, the teachers asked the parents to do the prep work - cutting out felt bodies, glueing on eyes, cutting out clothing, and making little mops of hair and a few random accessories, like hats and scarves. We took all the prepared components to school, and the kids got to assemble their own Stanley. They chose the clothing, accessories and hair they wanted, glued some of it on with fabric glue, and drew his face. A couple of parent and grandparent volunteers brought in their sewing machines to secure everything in place.

I look forward to hearing about the upcoming adventures!

6 comments:

Francesca said...

I would love to be a kid in Cal's class, and make my own Stanley! :)

Cathy said...

Although I read daily, I don't comment often as I'm a 61 year old mother (smile). But I do remember reading Flat Stanley to my son. It was one of his favorites from his home library. He'll be glad to know that Flat Stanley is school sanctioned now. Maybe even a little jealous that he missed out on this cool extension of the book. Thanks for sharing, L.

Sammi said...

Flat Stanley is the best :)

Deborah Dombrowski said...

Oh I love Flat Stanley--and remember well when my oldest daughter was a first grader, too!

KPiep said...

Those are the most creative flat Stanley's I've ever seen!

Lisa said...

This is called creative excellence! Parents