Sunday, 28 April 2013

Flat Stanley

This year I read "Flat Stanley"written by Jeff Brown to my Grade One class. In the past 7 years, I have done a Flat Stanley project with 2 of my other classes, but nothing like the project it became this year. Thanks to Twitter, our project went online and across North America. I asked my amazing PLN if anyone was willing to host one of our Flat Stanley's and quickly I had an amazing response. Teachers from all over Canada and United States offered to host a Stanley in their classroom. I realized this was bigger than I had imagined and created a blog for people to post pictures and information as well as the traditional way of mailing pictures or postcards to our class. For the past few weeks, my mailbox at school has been very busy with a new letter inside everyday! We have received stickers, pictures to share, books for our classroom, etc. The generosity has been amazing! Our Flat Stanley blog has also been filling up - we have over 60 different posts of where Flat Stanley has been and the adventures he's had. We've watched videos, shared pictures, read tweets and have gotten a small glimpse into a variety of different classrooms.

To my PLN - thank you for taking the time out of your busy classroom schedule to host our Stanley. My students have been absolutely thrilled with the adventures you have shared with us. We have learned so much about our province, country as well as different cities around America. Our world has grown a lot bigger, but also smaller, as we've been able to make many connections with how things are similar in your classrooms with ours. You have been very generous with your time as well as your resources to share with us. The cost of postage alone for some was shocking. Thank you for being so willing and selfless to share your adventures of a 'piece of paper' with a classroom you've never met personally. That means a great deal to me and all my students. From the bottom of my heart and 22 other students in my class, THANK YOU so much!

If you haven't had a chance to check out our Flat Stanley blog, go here to see all the fantastic adventures Flat Stanley has been up to in the past month.

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