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« on: December 11, 2008, 07:44:55 PM »

My class just finished reading "Flat Stanley" by Jeff Brown. Stanley is a cool little guy that gets squished flat when his bulletin board lands on top of him one night. Stanley has many flat adventures including posing as a kite one day for his little brother and being shipped to California to a friend's house when his family doesn't have enough money to send him via train or plane.

Now my class is in the process of making their own Flat Stanleys (or Flat Stanleyettas) and we are mailing them out to family or friends - as far as we can get them to go. Unfortunately many of my kiddo's parents have not returned a mailing address to mail their Stanleys to. Many of the kids do not have family out of state or even out of the town they live in.

Sooooo, what I am wondering is.. Would anyone be interested in taking in a Flat Stanley? Usually what participants do is take pictures with Stanley in their hometown and write a letter back to the kids about what Flat Stanley did on his "vacation." Sometimes they include little items like brochures from the tourist or convention center of their town. The kids (and their teacher especially of course) would really appreciate anyone's involvement that is interested in our little project. I have about 11 students who do not have an address as of today.

If you are interested, please PM me or write a reply here on this post.

Moderators, if you feel this is inappropriate or need to move this, I understand.
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2008, 07:47:04 PM »

Now you know good and well I will get on this one! Send me a flat Stanley. He will have one heck of an adventure here!
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2008, 07:49:43 PM »

 :clap;   Yay! Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2008, 07:50:57 PM »

Do you want a letter back from Flat Stanley or an adventure story, or a box of stuff from CA for your kids to look at?
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2008, 08:18:04 PM »

Last year we had them done a few ways.. One grandma wrote about Stanley's adventure in the mail slot and on the truck, and then sitting in the mailbox waiting for her, etc. It was great! Other's write letters about what Flat Stanley did. Some send pictures, others send information about their hometown. We even got some with souvenires from their city's sports teams. A couple visited classrooms. One Flat Stanley even went snowmobiling and ran into a Flat Stanley from another state! I've really enjoyed Flat Stanley and his adventures and the kids have to.
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2008, 08:22:28 PM »


Oh I remember my son's Flat Stanley - he really got around! The photos he got back, and the travel log were so much fun to read. I am happy to help.
I will PM my address. What grade are the kids?
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2008, 08:34:27 PM »

Thank you!

I have second graders - who are very bouncy this time of year. Making their Flat Stanley's tomorrow will keep their teacher from pulling her hair out.

3 Flat Stanley's down!


Thanks so much!
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2008, 09:41:24 PM »

Count me in too!
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2008, 10:08:58 PM »

my sister is a 2nd grade teacher in oregon. i'd be happy to have a flat stanley, maybe after he comes to colorado, he will go to oregon
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2008, 05:13:56 AM »

My son LOVES Flat Stanley books. He's in 4th grade, but still goes back and reads some of his books now and then. We would love a Flat Stanley, I'll pm you my address.  I can see if Brendan's teacher will take a picture of flat Stanley in 4th grade, that would be fun!

What a great idea!!!!
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« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2008, 05:15:07 AM »

I will babysit the flat guy. I will PM you...Boxman
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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2008, 05:24:35 AM »

me me me me me me me
you have my address
and I will send a thank you note
ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME

I know Flat Stanley
 :waving;
and he will not go on vacation to Galveston and get eaten by a shark    or will he ???
and he can go to A&M and  have all kinds of fun
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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2008, 05:40:23 AM »

I would like a flat stanley to take around.

When do you need all the information/photos back?
How big are they going to be?

I can take him/her fourwheeling in my baja, and maybe down the Jersey shore.
Maybe let him/her ride on the back of a cat :waving;...

Ill Pm my info if you have any little ones who still need help with there project.

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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2008, 06:18:34 AM »

I could teach a flat stanley how to operate a plow truck. Maybe he could go to high school for a day, maybe ride in a police car. Let me know if you still need the information.
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« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2008, 06:19:15 AM »

Oh I too would love to have Flat Stanley come visit here.
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« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2008, 04:35:42 PM »

I can take a flat stanley too!!!  He can visit with my grade 2 class after Christmas!!  Flat Stanley will love newfoundland!!!
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« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2008, 07:44:02 PM »

 :flower;  Yay! Thank you, everyone!

The kids finished making their Flat Stanleys or Flat Stanleyettas today. We are going to write our letters next week and take pictures with our Flat Stanleys before we mail them off. Then we'll pack them all up and send them off on December 19th. They are all so excited.
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« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2008, 04:16:26 AM »

I WANT TO BE PAUL.KAREN'S STANLEYETTE
I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO JERSEY
AND ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS IS ABOUT THE SHARK ATTACKS ALONG THE JERSEY COAST
AND A BAJA?





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« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2008, 05:17:00 AM »

If you want one to go a long way then PM me and I'll take one in here in the UK, but I understand if time limits mean you want to keep them in the USA. Rose
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« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2008, 09:07:01 AM »

Thank you everyone for your offers to take in dear Stanley. I will PM you next week to let you know a little bit about the kiddo whose flat stanley you'll be getting.

Rose, I would love to have a Flat Stanley visit the UK. I'll PM you.
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« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2008, 09:19:38 AM »

I have a son in 3rd grade - they would love to entertain Flat Stanley!! 
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« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2008, 09:35:02 AM »

 :yahoo; I'm getting a flat Stanley in the UK!  So looking forward to it.  Thanks for letting him travel this far.
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« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2008, 04:38:59 PM »

I'm ready, willing and able to take on a Flat Stanley and show him/her top end aussie life

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« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2008, 07:01:17 PM »

Looks like you have plenty of takers, but if you still need a place to send a Flat Stanley, let me know.  I live near Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown.
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« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2008, 12:49:29 PM »

I recieved Flat Stanley today!  Although, it must have been a long, warm trip, since when I opened the envelope he had taken off 2/3 of his buttons and both his eyes!  I've heard of being tired, but taking your eyes off to sleep is a new one on me!  :rofl;
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