Heather Fisher
flat stanley
Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:42

In first grade we did a "kind of" Flat Stanley at Christmas time with gingerbread men. They decorated them and sent them all over the country. My uncle made a video in Atlanta for the kids to see, it was great! And we read all the gingerbread stories while waiting for our gingerbread friends to come back! My kids loved it and learned a lot about different places through this project. I love the idea of a blog of Stanley and Skyping with the class that has Stanley! After he gets back you could put together an animoto, prezi or sliderocket of the places he went, really the possibilities are endless!

  • Flat Stanley - lohrmk, Thu Jul 18 09:23
    I had heard of Flat Stanley previously. In fact I have a few of the books in my classroom library, however, I have never participated in the Flat Stanley project. I found it really fascinating (but... more
    • flat stanley - Heather Fisher, Thu Jul 18 10:42
      • Re: flat stanley - Morgan Williams, Thu Jul 18 15:00
        Heather- That is an awesome idea! I taught second grade before moving to first and I really miss Flat Stanley. I elected not to do it with my first graders, because I didn't want to take something... more
        • Re:Morgan - Heather Fisher, Fri Jul 19 13:07
          Also, you can compare all of the gingerbread stories including:characters, plot, setting, beg, mid, end, problem and solution. It really is just great all around!
          • Re:Morgan - Morgan Williams, Fri Jul 19 16:39
            Yeah we already do the ginger bread stories, so this would be great to add! Thank you so much!
      • RE: Flat Stanley - lohrmk, Thu Jul 18 13:26
        I like the idea of creating an Animoto or some other digital presentation with the images or videos you get back from the project. Kids could even write a journal or diary of his travels based on... more
        • Re:lohrmk - Heather Fisher, Fri Jul 19 13:08
          The possibilities really are endless and it's a fun thing to do right at Christmas time when they are all getting antsy!
        • Tweets from Stanley! - lohrmk, Thu Jul 18 16:02
          How fun would it be to set up a twitter account for Flat Stanley (or the gingerbread man) and then have people post tweets of the adventures and things that were seen? I thought of that earlier and I ... more
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