Background • Dale Hubert started the project in 1995 • Based on the Flat Stanley series by Jeff Brown • Stanley visits his friends by being mailed to them in an envelope • Global Pen-pal project
How Flat Stanley Works • Students read the Flat Stanley book and are introduced to the character • They make a paper “Flat Stanley” and create journals • In these journals, they document where Stanley goes and what he does. • He is then mailed to other participating schools, where they write in his journal, take pictures, and send to others. • After some time, he is sent back to the original school.
Benefits of Flat Stanley • Practice in literacy and writing • Development of cultural awareness • Global connection • Now you can access him virtually: Facebook, Twitter, iPhone
Popularity of Stanley • Has now become very well-known • Travels all over the world • Takes pictures in many different places and with many celebrities! • Now a Musical http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3i45cDsqoQ&NR=1&feature=fvwp