Students make paper Flat Stanleys and begin a journal with him for a
few days. Then Flat Stanley and the journal are sent to another
participant that treats Flat Stanley as a guest and completes the
journal. Flat Stanley and the journal are then returned to the
original sender. Students can plot his travels on maps and share
the contents of the journal.
This Flat Stanley, sent by Adam of Gaines Elementary School in
Gaines, Michigan, came to visit Adam's great-grandparents in Forest,
Virginia for a week.
Flat Stanley had a wonderful time learning about Thomas Jefferson's
retreat home, Poplar Forest.
Flat Stanley discovered that Thomas Jefferson began construction of
Poplar Forest during his second term as President of the United
States and that this retreat home is in the shape of an octagon.
For more interesting information about Thomas Jefferson,