I just heard about the Flat Stanley project about two weeks ago and I am really interested in doing this with my second graders. I think it would be a great way to work in several areas of curriculum at the same time. For those of you unfamiliar, you read "Flat Stanley", then take a "Naked" flat stanley that you have created out of paper, and mail him along with a letter to a relative or friend in another town, state, country, etc. You want to send him to someone that would be good about corresponding. They will be asked to dress flat stanley in the clothing they would normally wear in their community and for the weather of their area. You could also ask them to take pictures of Flat Stanley doing different things and going different places in their community. Then, I believe they are supposed to send back the pics and letters. I am not sure if they send him back or mail him on to someone else to then do it all over again. I am really looking forward to doing this. I have a boy in my class this year who's family is from Mexico. I also have a girl that I believe may have family in Russia. I think the farther away Flat Stanley goes, the more interesting the letters and pictures will be. It is a great way to learn friendly letters, geography, how families and communities interact, etc. Anyway.... If you have done this or are thinking of doing it, I would love to hear about your experience or your plans. Thanks!