Flat Stanley arrived in the mail about a week ago. He came from our little friend EZ, who is in third grade in Texas. For those of you who don't know about Flat Stanley, this is the letter that arrived with him:
Our 3rd grade class is involved in a very fun and exciting Social Studies project based on the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. In the book Stanley Lambchop is flattened by a falling bulletin board. One of the advantages to being flat is that his parents can put him in a large envelope and mail him for a visit to his friends in California.
In this project, the students made their own Flat Stanleys and mailed them to friends, relatives, or famous people. You have been chosen to be a very special part of our project. Please write back and tell us about the community you live in and whether it is rural, suburban or urban. Then mail this letter along with Flat Stanley to another community. Each student will map where Stanley visits and keep a journal about the different communities he visits. Although it is not necessary, the students love getting picture, books, postcards, etc. from the communities Stanley visits.
We hope that you will help us with this project by mailing us back and letting us know about your community, and then sending Stanley along with this letter to someone else in another community. Our goal is to learn about many different communities around the world before the end of the school year. If you are in possession of Stanley on May 1, 2009, we ask that you send him back to our school so that he can be reunited with the student who made him. Than you for your participation in this class project!
Mrs. M's Third Grade Class