Check out the flat family project at my TeachersPayTeachers store by clicking on the image above.
Three years ago I found out about a site that focused on the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. People sent cutouts of Flat Stanley around the globe and had pictures taken with them. This gave me the idea to send a flat family to other places.
For several years I have been focusing on family heritage and I have done projects that help my students to celebrate their heritage. This idea seemed to fit perfectly.
The children send their flat families to friends or family that live in other parts of the country or the world. They send a journal and ask for the recipients to take pictures of the family doing things and then to return them to our school.
In the past, many students received memory books, postcards, pictures, special messages, and other memorabilia that connected them with the recipients. There was always great excitement when a brown envelope arrived with a student's name on it.
The project went so well, that I did it again last year with the same type of results. I can see this as being a regular project to try every couple of years. I would do it yearly, but often I have a split class and this means sometimes I have the same children two years in a row.
About Me Charlene Sequeira
I am a wife, mother of 4, grandmother or 8, and a retired primary and music teacher. I love working with kids and continue to volunteer at school and teach ukulele.
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