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My journey homeschooling my son

Coming Soon to the Deep South – Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley

The boy and I are gearing up for a Flat Stanley kind of year. From the book description: Stanley Lambchop is an ordinary boy. At least he was, until the night his bulletin board fell off the wall and flattened him. At only half an inch thick, Stanley can slide under doors, mail himself across the country in an envelope, and fly like a kite! The key thing here is mail himself across the country. That has started not just a countrywide project, but a worldwide project to begin, which has families from all over the world mailing their own Flat Stanley’s back and forth. There is a wealth of teaching to be associated with this I found a great resource with all the free teaching materials you can think of! Also, if you google Flat Stanley project you will find tons more resources.

I purchased the original boxed set the other day and we will start reading in a couple of days. Since Flat Stanley came to be in 1965 there have been multiple books added. The most recent is Flat Stanley’s World Wide Adventure Series. We purchased 1 – 4 of those too and now we are ready for our Flat Stanley marathon 🙂

The Flat Stanley website has an Exchange section where you message with others to set up Flat Stanley swaps. Tonight I responded to posts from the following countries – Dubai, Ireland, Canada, UK, France, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, India, Australia and Thailand. Some of them are homeschooling families!! I also responded to posts from the following states – California, Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and Wisconsin – some homeschoolers in there too!!

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