Do you know Flat Stanley?
Do you, do you?
If you don't, you must "yahoo" him right now.
(Or visit this link: http://www.flatstanley.com/about )
I honestly had no idea who the fine fella was until earlier this week.
Flat Stanley originated from a book written by Jeff Brown, first published in 1964,
The project itself was started by a Canadian teacher named Dale Hubert in '94.
This is going to be such an exciting addition to our homeschool year-
I CAN'T WAIT!
Flat Stanley is a fun way to incorporate
geography, writing, art, and even math!
And the boys are 1,000 times excited too.
So excited, in fact, that we've already signed up!
Four other participants have already expressed interest in exchanging with us.
Here's a photo of The Fantastic Okapi with the 4 Stanleys we created.
We used a Stanley template to make them, but kind of thought they
were a little too cookie-cut... and so,
the Fantastic Okapi designed his own Stanleys.
Cute, aren't they?
Because we needed to send 4 Stanleys,
we decided to name them after our family members.
Look! Here I am! Heh.
I busted out my typewriter and wrote a tiny note to go along with each one.
And, because I absolutely can't send a single piece of mail without decoration,
I fancied up some envelopes and tucked ourselves inside.
Where will we be heading?
Well, one of us will visit two boys in Canada.
Another will visit a grandma and granddaughter in Canada.
One of us will venture to Nevada & the other is Alaska bound.
I mixed the envelopes up before addressing them,
so we have no idea where each of us is headed... it will be a surprise!
And then it was off to the post office!
Now, we will excitedly await the Stanley's that are coming to visit us,
and eventually, we will receive our Stanley's back, too-
with little notes and information on their travels.
How cool, right?!