If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Monday, May 26, 2008

Flat M

My niece, M, is in the first grade. Her class is doing a project based on the book Flat Stanley. Flat Stanley was run over by a steamroller and had a series of adventures, including one where he travels through the mail. Everyone in M's class had to make a flat version of themselves and mail it to a friend or relative that lived far away.


Flat M helped me bake cupcakes and peanut butter banana bread for my class

So I received Flat M a little over a month ago. I was supposed to take Flat M with me on various adventures and take pictures of her visit with us and then mail her back to M's class with letters and stories about her visit as well as information about where I live. It sounded like a cool project and I was happy to agree when my sister, Amy, asked if I'd play along. Unfortunately she arrived at the end of a busy semester so Flat M sat on my desk for longer than I'd like.


Flat M went camping with me, b, and Pupzilla

So my priority for this week is to put together the story of Flat M's visit and get it in the mail before school is over (half the class has been returned already and I know M must be getting anxious for her turn).


Flat M loved snuggling Pupzilla

16 comments:

Amanda said...

That looks like a fun project! I hope that you had fun with Flat M :-)

DC said...

Wow, that's quite the homework assignment!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I hope we can keep in touch! :)

Deb said...

That does sound like a fun way for you to be involved in your nieces project. I must say I did raise 2 kids (promise I did) but before Friday I had never even heard of Flat Stanley. And now I have heard mention of him 2 times in just 4 days. I have no small children anymore, but I think I may have to get to the library and find this book. Need desperately now to get to the bottom of this Flat Stanley phenomenon.

In Due Time said...

I'm here from NCLM, lovely blog! We had a flat stanley from my cousin last year, they are cute!

Laura said...

NaComLeavMo

Kids are just too cute. I hope Flat M had a good visit with you :)

sara said...

Aww, that is a cute story!

seriously? said...

Visiting via NaComLeavMo! You are a very nice Aunt to deal with flat M! My mom is a teacher and another class in her school did this a few years ago. Some of those flat kids sure traveld (some flats went all over the world on vacation!)

Sounds like you have a busy summer as well! Have fun and stay active!

k8 said...

That is great! I love it!!

Erin said...

Here from NaComLeavMo. What a cute project to have a class do! Fellow scientist here, though my blog doesn't often talk about it (though it did while I was still finishing my degree--urgh)!

Sam said...

I've heard of that project before, but never seen it in practice. That is so damn cute, you are a great aunt for participating.

littleangelkisses said...

What FUN! It looks like Flat Stanley had a lot of fun with you!

calliope said...

bouncing back at you from your Nacomleavmo.

& even though we just met and barely know each other can I stick my lower lip out and beg for the peanut butter banana bread recipe? Or could you just mail the one that Flat M helped you make?? heh

That sounds seriously yummy.

baby~amore' said...

I here from NaComLeavCom

LOL Melissa who hosts NCLM talked about Flat Stanleys

Sounds like a fun project.

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Queenie. . . said...

I looove this project. That must be fascinating for the kids. I hope you come up with lots of cool an unusual things to do with the flat niece this week. I would've loved this idea as a child. In fact, if I ever manage to get knocked up, I'm going to do this for my kid.

Katt said...

What a great idea! And what an awesome aunt you are to do it. I'm sure your niece will be thrilled with the stories of Flat M!

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