Showing posts with label Flat Stanley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Flat Stanley. Show all posts

March 30, 2012

Lately in First Grade and Flat Stanley Part 3

Last week in our class we studied oviparous animals.
(One of my favorite units!)

I didn't take many pictures of our activities throughout the week, but I did snap a few of our oviparous animal reports.  I had the kids break up into groups depending on what oviparous animal they wanted to research.  Each group did a little research at their table using nonfiction books, while my intern and I called students over to our computers to research some more.  The kids were great "little reporters". The students took their research notes into a report and boy did they do a great job.  After the report was written the kids made paper pictures of their animals. They turned out so creative and cute!

This week during science we studied Spring.
Here are some sweet Spring Poems using their 5 senses.

And another Flat Stanley update:
Erick's Flat Stanley flew to Tucson, Arizona where it visited my friend Ashley.  She and her hubby took Stanley on a hike through the desert!

Marisol's Flat Stanley flew to Dallas, Texas to visit my sorority sister Lizzie.  Lizzie took him to a concert, a hibachi restaurant, and a John Paul Gaultier exhibit. 

Lisette's Flat Stanley flew to Illinois to visit my sorority grand dot.  She is a news anchor and always does an awesome job.  She always puts him on the news and sends a video for the kids to watch.  They LOVED it.

Jacob's Flat Stanley flew to Texas to visit one of my bridesmaids and sorority sister's Lindsey.  She took him to her school and made an awesome book of their adventures.  She also sent Jacob new books and other learning tools that this little guy so desperately needs. 

Jazmin's Flat Stanley flew to Washington to visit my friend Angie. She introduced Stanley to the cold snow!

Cassandra's Flat Stanley flew to Washington D.C. to visit Brianne. She showed him around the dock and the boats.

Cristian's Flat Stanley flew to North Carolina to visit our friend Ryan who is in the Air Force.  He sent a lot of goodies back for Cristian including patches, stickers, cotton freshly picked, and a drink that is made only in North Carolina. So cute.

March 10, 2012

Flat Stanley 2012 Part 2

If you missed Part 1 of our Flat Stanley trips, click here!

Briana' Flat Stanley flew to Australia to visit my sweet friend Kate. She is a flight attendant and took him on a flight and to the Australian beach. She also sent a gazillion books for the class. She is amazing.

Angel's Flat Stanley flew to Japan to visit one of my sorority sisters. Her hubby plays professional basketball over there. She showed the kids what the popular toys and food are over there. Very cool!

Kenia's Flat Stanley went to India to visit another of my sorority sisters, Nicci. Nicci took him to some of the cool art areas in her city.

The class sent another Flat Stanley to Chandler, Arizona to visit a friend and old teammate of mine. Amy is a teacher as well and Stanley had a great time at her class!

Karen's Flat Stanley flew to visit my sorority sister Natalie in San Diego. Natalie and her hubby took him on some pretty fun adventures! I love when my friends get so creative! She also sent Karen back some pretty sea shells and goodies from the beach!

Raul's Flat Stanley flew to my friend Holly's Mom in South Dakota. Her family owns a snowmobile shop and they showed Stanley all the cool things you can do in the snow! She also spoiled rotten and sent him a remote control car. 

Tiffany's Flat Stanley went to Texas to visit my sorority sister Erin. She is a pediatrician and he came to work with her.  She gave Flat Stanley a shot and a lollipop for being good. She also sent Tiffany a book about the human body and the class a box of cute band aids and lollipops. Too cute!

There are still more!
But I will save them for another blog post! 
Hope you have enjoyed our travels! :)

February 27, 2012

Flat Stanley 2012 Part 1

This year has been very fun as we anxiously check our mail to see whose Flat Stanley has returned!
Here is a first look at where our Stanley's visited this year.

This Flat Stanley flew to New Jersey to visit my sweet friend Rebecca.  She took him on a ferry ride, a law library and even a plane ride to Las Vegas. She also sent a cute book about exploring New York City.

 This Flat Stanley flew to Louisiana to visit my friend Candace.  She took him on a vacation to Florida as well!

 This Flat Stanley flew to Indiana to attend the Super Bowl with my Dad.
My Dad even got my student a Super Bowl souvenir. 

 This Flat Stanley went to visit my friend Collette in Minnesota.  She is a Dr. and took Stanley to a prenatal appointment.

 This Flat Stanley flew to Michigan where my friend Dillon is a Sports Anchor for their news.  He took the Flat Stanley to report on the Super Bowl.

This Flat Stanley went to visit my friend Alicia in Colorado.  They were having a huge snowstorm and Stanley got stuck in it! She also sent a sweet book about Denver for my student.

 This Flat Stanley visited my friend Kristen in Texas. She took him as she ran in the "Color Run".

 This Flat Stanley stayed in Arizona and visited my friend Jane who works as a nurse.  She took him in an ambulance!

 This Flat Stanley also stayed in Arizona with my friend Audrey.  He visited City Hall and learned about how America just celebrated it's 100th birthday.

 This Flat Stanley flew to Montana to visit Nick's Aunt Lisa. He got to see all the cows on their ranch and learned about the area.

 This Flat Stanley flew to California to visit my friend Kristin.  She works in a hospital and got him his own ID badge. So cute!

This Flat Stanley also went to California to visit my friend Hannah.  She is a News Reporter on the San Diego news and brought him to the news station.  She also brought him to the beach and a Democratic debate.

 This Flat Stanley went to Alabama to visit my sweet Blogger Friend Amber at Bugs, Barbies, and Wedded Bliss.  Her sweet little man Jax and her took Stanley to the library to check out books and even got him his own library card. So adorable. Thanks sweet girl! 

I will be back later to add more fabulous trips that our Flat Stanley's went on. I've got a little man to feed and report cards to work on! Hope you had a fun first look! 

January 21, 2012

Flat Stanley Request

Hi Blogland Friends!
I know that I have "met" so many wonderful blog friends from across the country and I have a big request.  Every year, my first graders do a "Flat Stanley Project".  You can read about it here.

Would any of you sweet blog friends be willing to host one?

First I will get your name/address and then I will pair a student up with you. They will write you a letter and send you their Flat Stanley.  You will then have a couple of weeks to take some pictures with the Flat Stanley doing something fun or special where you live.  You will also write a letter back to my student and send the photos and Stanley back.  The students wait excitedly for the mail and love reading about where their Flat Stanley's traveled.  We create a huge bulletin board to document. 

I teach at a Title 1, low income school where most of the students never get to travel farther than their neighborhood. So this ends up being an amazing experience for them to see the country.

If you are interested, please comment below.  Also, please email me at with your name and address.