well, it began a long time ago...  well, not THAT long ago.

Our class decided to participate in the flat stanley project.  Let me explain just what that is!  The following information is largely from the FSP website:

In 1995, Dale Hubert, a Grade 3 teacher in London, Ontario, Canada, began the Flat Stanley Project.

Students make paper Flat Stanleys and begin a journal with him for a few days. Then Flat Stanley and the journal are sent to another school where students there treat Flat Stanley as a guest and complete the journal. Flat Stanley and the journal are then returned to the original sender. Students can plot his travels on maps and share the contents of the journal. Often, a Flat Stanley returns with a pin or postcard from his visit. Some teachers prefer to use e-mail only. Especially creative hosts send the Flat Stanleys back with pictures, souvenirs, stories and reminders of the visit.

One of the many advantages of sending flat visitors is that they can visit friends by traveling in an envelope. Students' written work goes to other places by conventional mail and e-mail.

The Flat Stanley Project is a penpal activity- but it's far more than that, too. By sending a Flat Stanley it's as if the senders and the recipients have a mutual friend- a little flat guy they can both talk about.

The story so far...

Wyatt says

it is easy

to participate!