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#1 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 3:10:06 PM(UTC)
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My daughter is teaching 2nd grade for the first time this year and I have a favor to ask. She and her fellow teachers would like for their students to get to do the Flat Stanley project but she teaches at a school that is in a moderately low income area and many of the families would not have the means or be willing to take the time to send Flat Stanley "on a trip" to visit relatives or other areas.

So, we thought we would try here to see who might be willing to "host" a Flat Stanley. I did this a couple of years ago for a fellow message board member and had a blast so that is why my daughter thought we might find some willing volunteers here.

For those who aren't familiar with Flat Stanley, you can find lots of information about him on the internet. He's a very well traveled fellow.

So if you are willing to be a "host", you will receive a Flat Stanley from one of the 2nd graders. Since we are all crafty, feel free to "dress" him appropriately for your area (even if he has crayon clothes when he arrives). Then just spend some time showing Flat Stanley around where you live. Some photos of him "out on the town" would be greatly appreciated and then just help Flat Stanley write a brief story or journal about his trip that the students can read. Any additional info or "souvenirs" you would like to include would be appreciated but certainly not necessary. Then just mail him back. The photos can be mailed or emailed to me and I will gladly print them for you. This can be as easy or elaborate as you want.

My Flat Stanley happened to visit during the famoust State Fair of Texas so I dressed him to match the infamous "Big Tex" statue that towers over the fair grounds. He had so much fun at the fair and also joined us on our bowling league. I've attached a few pictures for an example.







If you are willing to be a host, please post here and PM me your address. I will let you know what addess to return him to and I'll get an idea of the the length of time Stanley has to spend with you. He really is a pleasant house guest!

I'm posting this to both Circle Chat and General Chat to try to get as many hosts as possible.

TIA
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#2 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 3:16:10 PM(UTC)
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Are you taking care of sending these to us, or do the kids get out addresses? I'm not sure I would feel comfortable with the kids having my address, but if it was you handling them I might be okay with that.
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#3 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 3:19:35 PM(UTC)
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The children will not be mailing them. My daughter and I will take care of all of that. They will just be "making" Flat Stanley and writing a general letter thanking you for having him visit you. None of your specific names or addressess will be given to the children.

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#4 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 3:38:06 PM(UTC)
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This sounds like fun. I have a second grader here too. He could help.
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#5 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 3:42:20 PM(UTC)
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Will each child be sending their own flat Stanley? And is there a time limit how long he gets to visit with us?
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#6 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 3:56:41 PM(UTC)
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I sent my class' Flat Stanleys to Iraq to visit my DH a few years ago. They turned out SO cute!!! (And I was able to make a scrapbook with the pictures and letters the soldiers wrote, then color-copied them for the kids.) For kids that don't travel, this is an AMAZING opportunity. My chaps were so excited about it!

I am teaching 2nd grade now and would be more than happy to receive one!! PM me details of when to expect him and I'll send you my address! BigGrin
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#7 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:04:37 PM(UTC)
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If you want to mail one to Canada I will do it.
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#8 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:09:00 PM(UTC)
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I would be willing to have him here in Iowa if needed. Just PM me...
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#9 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:16:15 PM(UTC)
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I will be happy to host a Flat Stanley BigGrin .
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#10 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:28:11 PM(UTC)
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My daughters and I would love to host Flat Stanley here in Oregon.
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#11 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:44:49 PM(UTC)
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I have a second grader that would like to have a "guest" come to our house. We have hosted one before and had so much fun. I will send you a pm with my addy.
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#12 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 4:51:48 PM(UTC)
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I'll help!
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#13 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 7:00:55 PM(UTC)
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We love flat stanley. Will do it in NC! 4 teenagers remeber him and can't wait...
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#14 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 7:02:09 PM(UTC)
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I don't know where you live but if Topeka, Kansas would be of interest I'd be glad to host Flat Stanley. We did this one year for our Granddaughter in Minnesota and had a great time! Will PM you my address in case you need me.
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#15 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 7:06:31 PM(UTC)
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I sent a PM, but did anyone find out how long we can keep Stanley?
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#16 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 7:14:18 PM(UTC)
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Oh, I leave in Seabrook Texas. I would love to host Flat Stanley. I can take him to NASA, Kemah Boardwalk then off to Galveston for some beach time. Oh this sounds like so much fun!
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#17 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 7:18:22 PM(UTC)
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I would love to host Flat Stanley. My grandson would get a big kick out of it. I am in Rochester NY. We have some nice spots to visit. We could show Stanley a great time.

Kathy
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#18 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 7:21:37 PM(UTC)
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oh what a cute idea....i would love to have one visit me...im in western australia though so maybe stanley might not want to come to australia...although oprah is coming to oz....just not wa :(
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NH_Cricuteer wrote:
I sent a PM, but did anyone find out how long we can keep Stanley?



No. I had also sent a pm, so just waiting for the OP to respond back.
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#20 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 8:17:41 PM(UTC)
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My kids and I could host a Stanley! We live in Oklahoma. PM me and I will send you my address!BigGrin
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#21 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 8:18:25 PM(UTC)
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If your sending to Canada .. I would also love to host Flat Stanley!
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#22 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 10:58:53 PM(UTC)
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Oh! I'd love to host Flat Stanley along with my kindergartener and preschooler! How fun! :-)
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#23 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 11:36:27 PM(UTC)
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I would love to do this. I am in Washington State. I will send you a pm!
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#24 Posted : Saturday, September 25, 2010 11:48:00 PM(UTC)
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kaleidoscope wrote:
Will each child be sending their own flat Stanley? And is there a time limit how long he gets to visit with us?



We are hoping that each child's Flat Stanley will have somewhere to go. There are about 70 in total so I thought I would see how many would be willing to help here. For any others, we will try to find parents who are willing to send them to relatives, friends, etc. We hope to have them in the mail by this Saturday and he would probably be able to stay for 2-3 weeks. It's great if he can send a post card during his visit. The kids love to hear how he's doing.
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#25 Posted : Sunday, September 26, 2010 12:32:39 AM(UTC)
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I would be willing to host a flat stanley in northern Alberta. Depending on how long he can stay he might even get to go to the rocky mountains. P.M me for address and don't worry about return shipping. How many children in the class? since the Halloween candies will be going on sale maybe he could bring back some little mars bars or smarties. Some treat that can't be bought where Stanley is from.
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#26 Posted : Sunday, September 26, 2010 1:49:30 AM(UTC)
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I would love to have him visit. I teach 1st grade in California and this would be a fun project for my class!
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#27 Posted : Sunday, September 26, 2010 5:22:28 AM(UTC)
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I would love to help!! I am in South FL.
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#28 Posted : Sunday, September 26, 2010 6:29:08 AM(UTC)
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I did this project when I taught kindergarten. I also was in a low income area. I will be glad to help. Good luck
Guess I should say I am in Kentucky
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#29 Posted : Sunday, September 26, 2010 6:31:22 AM(UTC)
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When I did this we put a huge map on the wall and labeld all the places that we received mail from. The kids loved it!
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#30 Posted : Sunday, September 26, 2010 7:05:17 AM(UTC)
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Good luck. Bridget Lopez over on the Project 365 thread hosted one. They were really cute and she had the ladies how got one , take a photo in a clever way of all of their Flat Stanleys. It was really cute.
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