Second graders welcome Flat Stanleys home

June 30, 2022

Trinity receives a lot of mail each day, but toward the end of the school year, second grade received a few special deliveries.

Jamie McMahon's second grade class read the book "Flat Stanley," by Jeff Brown. The book follows a boy, who was flattened when a bulletin board falls on him. He has many adventures while he is flat, including being able to travel all over because he can be mailed in an envelope like a letter. The second graders created their own Flat Stanley and sent him to a relative or a friend. 

As part of their social studies curriculum, the students learned about geography and the locations of countries, cities, and states. Through this project, they were able to map where Flat Stanley visited and learn more about each place. 

The Flat Stanley recipients took snapshots of Flat Stanley around their hometowns or unique places in their communities. Then, they wrote a description or a letter of their adventures with Flat Stanley. They included information about what he has been doing or interesting facts about the area or state in which the recipient lives. After his adventures were complete, the recipient mailed Flat Stanley and the information back to the school. 

Once the packages arrived, the students opened them and presented the information to their classmates. Several of the students received special surprises and some to share with their classmates. 

"We know this takes some work for the person receiving Flat Stanley, but it gives the kids a first-hand look into different regions around the United States and even the world. It's a huge contribution to their education," said McMahon. 

2022-Flat Stanley Adventures


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