Stanley Explores "Our Growing World"!
grade students are participating in a learning expedition titled
"Our Growing World" in which they focus on beginning
geography and map skills. They began by reading the story Flat
Stanley by Jeff Brown in which the character is flattened
and sent in the mail.
then took digital photographs of each other. The heads of
the photographs were added to a graphic body and printed so
that each student would have a "Flat Self" to send
in the mail.
Pfaff's Class - Flat Selves
Tomkins' Class - Flat Selves
kids each brought an envelope from home addressed to someone
that lives in a different part of the country or a different
part of the world. They then worked in the Media Center to enter
information into a letter created on a word processor. The letters
were printed by the students and mailed along with their "Flat
Self", after adding colors to the clothing.
recipients are asked to send a postcard from their city back
to Lincoln School, telling about what each "Flat Self"
saw in the city to which they were mailed.
postcards and letters that come back to Lincoln School will
be used to help the students learn about geography and culture
in other parts of the country. The cards will be added to a
classroom display containing a large map that tracks the places
each "Flat First Grader" travels to.
will be extending their knowledge by continuing with the "Flat