Tuesday

and they are off.....

Well folks, after  tons of planning, hours of packing, my close friends Libby & Kelly are off on their adventure. I helped them back until 2amish last night and returned to take them to the airport at 5:15. No complaints here, after dropping them off I was crazy productive. Stopping at the chapter house to with the house director a Happy Birthday, & wrap up some loose ends befoe she left town, taking my car in for an oil change, and to get my tires rotated, ran for 30 minutes, all before 8am.. Then it was nap time....


I will be picking these girlies up in 14 days from the airport, and cannot wait to hear their stories, see their pictures, etc..  I sent them off with a "Flat Britain", my version of Flat Stanley.  Fingers crossed for safe travels for my besties...

The concept of Flat Stanley originated from the 1964 children's book by Jeff Brown, Flat Stanley.It was the first in a series of books featuring Stanley Lambchop, a completely flat boy.  The Flat Stanley Project was started in 1995 by Dale Hubert, a third grade schoolteacher in London, Ontario, Canada. It is meant to facilitate letter-writing by schoolchildren to each other as they document where Flat Stanley has gone with them. Dale Hubert received the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2001 for the Flat Stanley Project.  The Project provides an opportunity for students to make connections with students of other member schools who've signed up with the project. Students begin by reading the book and becoming acquainted with the story. Then they make paper "Flat Stanleys" (or pictures of the Stanley Lambchop character) and keep a journal for a few days, documenting the places and activities in which Flat Stanley is involved. The Flat Stanley and the journal are mailed to other people who are asked to treat the figure as a visiting guest and add to his journal, then return them both after a period of time. The project has many similarities to the Travelling gnome prank except, of course, for the Flat Stanley Project's focus on literacy. Students may find it fun to plot Flat Stanley's travels on maps and share the contents of the journal. Often, a Flat Stanley returns with a photo or postcard from his visit.
info from wikipedia

 

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