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Flat Stanley Project

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Leeds2 Mon 18-May-15 14:39:30

I have just been reading about this, and wondered if anyone's DC's schools have ever taken part in it? Sounded fun, but just wondered how it worked in practice.

goingmadinthecountry Tue 19-May-15 05:25:12

Our school's Y2/3 class did Flat Stanley last year. Sadly not my idea or class. He snuck in my suitcase when I had a weekend in Norway, climbed in an envelope and ended up in a school in Australia and even had a go at zipwire on Y6's residential! It really fired up the children.

Did feel a bit of a silly woman on a cable car taking photos of a laminated boy. Must remember my, "I'm not mad, I'm a teacher" badge next time. Nearly as bad as Barnaby Bear drinking cava in Las Ramblas in Barcelona, but much more portable!

Lonecatwithkitten Tue 19-May-15 08:47:34

Our flat Stanley had parallel lives one that the children knew about all ver clean living. One that parents and eventually the teacher knew about sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. We were a very naughty group of parents!

Leeds2 Tue 19-May-15 13:14:01

But what actually happens?

Each child has their own Flat Stanley and personalises it. Do they then send it to a child in another school, with pictures of what he has been doing? Does the child who receives him then send him back with an update as to what he has done whilst he has been away?

I am struggling to understand the basic mechanics of how it works!

Lonecatwithkitten Tue 19-May-15 13:54:00

We had one flat Stanley who spent time with each child ( and the naughty parents). He recorded his activities in a variety of ways.

LikeABadSethRogenMovie Tue 19-May-15 14:05:18

We just had to supply a name and address and the Flat Stanley's were mailed to our friend/relative. They then wrote a letter back with photos of Stanley's escapades (including Stanley himself). He's supposed to be mailed out as that's why he becomes flat in the first place, in the book!

Finally, we had Flat Stanley day where all the parents were invited to come in and see the projects the kids had had been working on, where the Stanley's had travelled to and the kids would do a presentation of the geography facts they'd learned. It was really cute and more than a little competitive

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