Flat Friends


Posted by Miss Crowther | Posted in Flat Stanley, Global Project | Posted on April 7, 2016

Some students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 are participating in the Flat Stanley project with a class in England. We have teamed up with Mrs Monaghan and A Room with A View.

The novel Flat Stanley, written by Jeff Brown, is about a little boy who is flattened by a bulletin board.  He soon discovers that there are many perks to being flat, including being able to travel cheaply and easily around the world.



In Term 1 we created our flat people. They are named after ourselves. For example, Tom is Flat Tom.



Some of our flat selves ready to fly to England.



Each flat person has written a letter introducing themselves and explaining how they became flat.






All set for take off. Not what you would call first class!


Our flat people have set off on their journey to England and should be landing any day now. We wonder what they will do whilst they stay in Middleham. Will they get to go to the castle? Play English football? Eat a Yorkshire pudding?

Whilst the flat people are visiting their new friends, photos will be taken, diaries kept and a special something created to document their journey. We will be learning how to use a program called PhotoStory to share our adventures with A Room with A View. Here’s an example of someone’s PhotoStory which was made during a previous Flat Stanley project.


We are all looking forward to meeting our new flat friends who are travelling all the way from the other side of the world.  Click HERE to read Mrs Monaghan’s blog post about our Flat Stanley project and creation of edible flat people!


What do you think we should show our flat friends from England?


What do you think would be the best thing about being flat?


Comments (3)

Hello there Miss Crowther and students!
We’re so excited that your journey has begun – we can’t wait for you to arrive here in Middleham. We hope that we’re going to be able to give you a first-class Yorkshire experience! If you arrive soon, you’ll see all the lambs in the fields, and hopefully the worst of our winter weather will be over! I wonder what adventures you will all get up to? My favourite adventure from our last Flat Stanley project was when one of the flat friends went sailing on a block of wood on a pond… and one of our mums had to wade in to rescue the flat friends when they got taken by a gust of wind and stranded in the middle! She got rather wet and muddy… let’s see what you get up to this time!
Mrs Monaghan & A Room with a View

Hello Ms Monaghan all the way from Australia!

I hope some people are taking care of all our Flat Stanleys like mine. How is little flat Miss Crowther doing? I’m looking forward to seeing our flat people again soon.

By Damian

I like the photos and the videos and does any body like the football/AFL

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