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beenie weenie January 30th, 2006 05:40 PM

Kindergarten class project! Help Flat Stanley get home
Dear Cruisemates,
Greetings from Indiana! Meet flat Stanley! He is a character in a story our class read who was accidentally flattened by a bulletin board. In the story, Stanley is mailed across the country to a friend.
Our class made our own Flat Stanleys to travel the world. If you receive a Stanley, please mail us a postcard from your state, province or country at the following address:

Mrs. Taylor’s Kindergarten Class
c/o a little Cruisemate
1110 7th Street
Covington, IN 47932

Next put Stanley in an envelope with this letter, and send him somewhere else. We will be tracking the journey’s of our Stanleys, and plotting the postcards on our classroom map. We are very anxious to see where his adventures take him. Thanks so much for your help!

Beenie Weenie and
Mrs Taylor’s Kindergarten class[/list]

Phyllbo January 30th, 2006 05:59 PM

Beenie, I love the idea, and I'm sure the kids are going to have a great time reading the mail that comes in. What a fun way to encourage literacy.


beenie weenie January 30th, 2006 06:29 PM

Thanks Phyll,
The kids can't wait to see the postcards roll in from near and far. We are really looking forward to seeing all the responses.
It would make the kids day to get a postcard from any of our Cruisemate friends. So please drop them a line or two. its really appreciated.

The kids are really getting the hang of reading. Last night d/s made it through 24 pages of a Dick and Jane book...hard to believe those are what I learned to read with too.


Trip January 30th, 2006 07:06 PM

What a wonderful idea..could someone mail the class a postcard,to the class, just to say hi? From one big cruisemate to a little cruisemate?

beenie weenie January 30th, 2006 07:25 PM

Trip the kids would love that! A postcard would be wonderful! Thanks!

Cruznut2 January 30th, 2006 07:39 PM

One will be on the way from Laconia NH!


rollerdonna January 30th, 2006 08:42 PM

Absolutely! Montreal postcard will be on it's way soon!
Were you around when I did my Flat Stanley project?
My daycare class made their own Flat Stanley (who turned into Flat Stanleyette) because a girl drew long hair on the picture! I plasticized her and took her with me on my cruise last April. She went everywhere with me, even to the beach and in the hot tub! It was great fun, and the kids enjoyed seeing the photos when I got back. (You can still find them in the photo gallery under Valor Vacation!)


hazelson January 30th, 2006 08:44 PM

I received (and mailed out) a Flat Alice - years ago - she had started in Australia and made it to Spain, Scotland the U.S. and here to Canada - I sent her on to friends in England - so she was having a great trip. What a wonderful experience for the children.

I will be sure to sent Flat Stanley along his way if he appears in my mailbox.

ttfn Jennifer

UConn1 January 30th, 2006 09:27 PM

I want a Flat Stanley!!! I have lots of friends that would forward them.

My SIL is a 4th grade teacher, she may also be able to get a chain going...


beenie weenie January 30th, 2006 10:26 PM

OMG you folks are the best!!!! The kids are going to have a ball with this!
Jodi, if you email me at I will send you the actual letter since it drops the flat stanley image when I try and send it from here.
Thanks so much!!!

UConn1 January 30th, 2006 10:31 PM

I emailed you. Make sure it doesn't go to spam. I put Flat Stanley in the subject line.


beenie weenie January 30th, 2006 11:01 PM

Thanks Jodi! I got it and replied! I am sending you some via snail mail too. I really appreciate all of your help!!!

Magnolia Blossom February 2nd, 2006 10:35 PM

As soon as I kin find sumon' in central Luzinana what kin right, I'll put un of them there cards in the male.

Magnolia Blossom

Actually, our area is home to the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. I'll see if I can find something reflective of that for the
little ones.


UConn1 February 2nd, 2006 11:23 PM

I have sent to Iowa, Connecticut, and North Carolina, Tomorrow, I will forward to co-workers in Hawaii, Mexico, and Australia. I hope you get cards from there.


browezilla September 28th, 2006 03:49 PM

Here's some Flat Stanley's I've posted


I also have full galleries from other sailings at:

and the Flat Stanley project with tons of pictures and stories is at:

I hope you enjoy them.

beenie weenie September 28th, 2006 04:20 PM

How adorable is that!!! Everyone really outdid themselves on the Flat Stanley project, Thanks!!!

Browzilla, those pics are wonderful! I forwarded them to my son's teacher from last school year because I know this years kindergarten students will get a kick out of them. You put a lot of work into that. Its so darn cute!

crabbie1 September 28th, 2006 07:27 PM

Kindergarten class project! Help Flat Stalney get home

A postcard will shortly be on it's way from Central Texas.


beenie weenie September 28th, 2006 08:07 PM

I just emailed Mrs. Taylor and let her know that the Cruisemates and Flat Stanley are once more busy at work travelling the globe and sending postcards and pictures from all of their exotic destinations.

She loved the pictures and cannot wait to share them with the class.

Thanks again!!!!!!

rollerdonna September 29th, 2006 12:11 AM

beenie weenie, is this a new request for this year's kindergarten class?
I remember doing this for the class last year. I would love to send a postcard and/or Flat Stanley from my daycare class!


beenie weenie September 29th, 2006 08:08 AM

Well Miss Rollerdonna it seems as though Flat Stanley is ready to rock and roll again. I really think its sweet how its a brand new school year and folks are so willing to do such nice things for these kiddos. Mrs. Taylor was so excited yesterday when I sent her the link to Browzilla's marvelous pictures and Crabbie's news that she is sending a postcard, I think it would be lovely if you and your daycare class wouldn't mind sending a postcard again this year.
Its funny how much we have all enjoyed Flat Stanley. Even though my son is going to a different school and has a new teacher this year, I am looking forward to sending Mrs. Taylor's class Flat Stanley postcards from our travels at March break to the eastern and southern Carribean.
Thanks to all of you for thinking of the kids.

nlb1050 September 30th, 2006 02:33 PM

Yesterday saw a Flat Stanley on tv. It was during the qualifying for this weeks Nextel Nascar race in Kansas City, one of the drivers (Kurt Busch) had been sent one and was taking it in his car for his qualfying laps. He hoped to be able to write that Flat Stanly had traveled at 200mph or more. They were taking all kinds of pics to send.

Whatever class gets that letter and pics should really enjoy it, especially the boys!

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