In the past students created a Flat Stanley and sent them, via snail mail, to relatives around the world to bring back stories. This year Flat Stanley enlightened us from closer to home. Students created their Flat Stanleys using the Flat Stanley app on their personal iPads.
Then they took a tour of our school and photographed their Flat Stanely in places around the school they thought were special. Students emailed their pictures to their teacher and she printed them out. The students then wrote their stories about special places with their Flat Stanley, or Stella, or Max, or Pop....
Huge Thanks to Heather Chapman, 1st Grade Teacher Extraordanaire, for graciously sharing all of the documents she created for her first grade team for Flat Stanley's Staycation Unit this year. Heather is an expert at leveraging relevant technology for meaningful and fun learning activities. And her plan and documents for developing writing skills with the Flat Stanley app on the student iPads are proof of this.
Since much of our instruction is done with Smartboards in our classrooms, many of these files are Notebook 10. I will upload a PDF of them and Notebook 10 files, also.
I hope you enjoy the the slide show. Check below it for the documents created by Heather for this unit.
Notebook 10 Files for Daily work with Reading Response Journals
How to set up Flat Stanley on your iPad
How to email Flat Stanley Pictures