Travel Log 2007-2008
Visitors to St. Thomas the Apostle
November 8 - 23
Flat Cam from Miss Billetz's Second Grade
He spentThanksgiving He was an excellent at Miss Miller's house! dinner guest!
November 24 - December 5
Flat Andrew from Mrs. Tavarez's
Corpus Christi Elementary
Flat Andrew was veryFlat Andrew helped
helpful at our Morning us graph our Canned
Meeting time. Food Drive.
Travel Log 2006-2007
Where did our Flat People Visit?
May 7 - June
Flat Ann-Marie visited
Mrs. Treadway's Third Grade at Gilbert School in
Buena Park, California
May 8 - June 8 May 8 - May 29 Flat Morgan visited Flat Kaitlyn was mailed to Mrs. Gilmour's Second Grade Ms. Winters Classroom at Johnson Elementary School Sherman Elementary School Cherry Hill, New Jersey Henrietta, New York May 8 - May 25May 8 - June 19 Flat Madeleine visited Flat Kyle was mailed to Garett Francisco whose Mother Ms. Schriever's Third Grade teaches first grade in Kramer Elementary Seattle, Washington Oxford, Ohio
May 8 - June 5 May 8 - June 11 Flat Liliya visited Flat Charlie went to Ms. Wetschka's Class Ms. Johnston's Third Grade Saint Wenceslaus School Barnes Elementary New Prague, Minnesota Owasso, Oklahoma
May 9 - June 1 May 9 - June 5
Flat Bridgit visited Flat Caitlin went to Ms. Dietz's 2nd Grade Ms. Hall's 2nd grade
Southwood Elementary Elm Grove Elementary
Orlando, Florida Kingwood, Texas
May 9 - May 30
Flat Jackie, Flat Danny, Flat Mariah
went on an adventure together to
Ms. Walter's Classroom which is in Skyline Elementary
2005-2006 Travel Log
October - November
Flat Ramon and Flat Juan from Carver Elementary, Long Beach, California
Flat Carly and Flat Bryan from Bradt Elementary, Schenectady, New York
Flat Person from Pleasant Valley Colony, Flandreau Elementary, South Dakota
Flat Connor from Elmhurst Elementary, Tacoma, Washington
April 28 - May 12
Flat Matt and Flat Ben - St. Martin of Tours Parish School, Franklin, Wisconsin
May 15 - 19
Flat Noah and Flat John from Florida
Mailed March 7 - Returned to St. Thomas March 24
Flat John and Flat CourtneyBradt Elementary, Grade 2Schenectady, N.Y.
March 20 - April 5
Flat American Carver Elementary, Grade 2Long Beach, California
March 20 - April 8
Flat Jennifer C.C. Ronnow Elementary Las Vegas, Nevada
March 20 - April 10
Flat Andrea Bishop Leonard School Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
March 20 - April 11
Flat Madison and Flat Michael - Choconut Valley Elementary,
March 20 - April 11
Flat Matthew Denali Christian School Big Lake, Alaska
March 20 - April 12
Ben OU BOCES/Warwick SatelliteGoshen, New York
March 20 - April 21
Flat Nicholas Waianae ElementaryWaianae, Hawaii
March 21 - May 3
Flat Basia visited Miss Miller's sister Colorado, Mexico, Canada,
April 10 - May 1
Flat David Crisman Elementary Portage, Indiana
April 24 - May 16
Flat Sarah and Flat NedSt. Martin of Tours Parish School, Franklin, Wisconsin
May 23 - June 13
Flat Michael joined the National Guard! He went to Germany with Mrs. Gecewicz’s brother for training.
Some of us went on such a long trip that Miss Miller can't find us. We never arrived at our destination. This has never happened to Miss Miller before. No one will visit these schools again!
Flat Brennan - Pleasant Valley Colony Flandreau, South Dakota
Flat Connor, Flat Lindsay, Flat Molly
St. Michael Parish School, Grade 2Wheaton, Illinois
Flat Eamonn - Elmhurst Elementary Tacoma, Washington
Flat Paul - St. Mary's Star of the SeaBayonne, New Jersey
Flat Justin - Central Elementary Duncanville, Texas
Flat Anthony - Garfield Elementary Medina, Ohio
Flat Natalie - Daly School Hamilton, Montana
Flat Shayla - William Paca Elementary Abington, Maryland
Helpful Things for Schools that Want to Do their own Flat Project!
St. Thomas Papers Used:
Lesson Plans for Teaching with Flat Stanley
Curriculum Connection Activities:
• Study Geography using a “Where in the World is Stanley” theme.
• Choose any content area theme and make it “Flat Stanley Investigates…”
• Study the White House using the Flat Stanley visit as
• Do body measurement comparisons. Measure student
body measurements and compare them to Stanley’s
measurements in chapter 1.
• Investigate Homonyms. (Hey-Hay from chapter 1)
• Classes could also read Mailing May by Michael O'Tunnell 1997
Set in 1914 and based on a true incident, May's adventure is told in the first-person language of a rural child. May badly wants to visit her grandmother who lives seventy-five miles away on the other side of the Idaho mountains. When her parents tell her that they can't afford a train ticket, May is crushed. Her parents decide to mail their disappointed chick to her grandmother as just that-a baby chick. The pictures are humor tinged and lovely, and the prose is spot-on.
Many links for the Flat Theme:
Jeff Brown - Teacher Resource File - author background and links
Edhelper has a Literature Unit Available
From the Yahoo Second Grade Teachers Group
Lisa: My favorite website is
for Flat Stanley. They have a sample letter to download and you can just type in your school info. They also have a great Flat Stanley outline that can be decorated by the people who receive him in the mail.
Visitors to St. Thomas: 2008-2009
September 2008 was a very busy month in Miss Miller's 2nd grade class. Three different schools sent Flat People to us!
September 17 - October 11
Flat Brittany, Flat Cody, Flat Alova, Flat Brittany, Flat Isaiah
McConnell Elementary School
September 17 - October 11
Flat Mario from Mrs. Betty Jackson's 2nd Grade
Alamogordo, New Mexico
September 24 - October 11
Flat Kathryn from Ms. Dolkiewicz 2nd Grade
St. Martin of Tours School
April/May 2009 Visitors to St. Thomas
April 3 - May 20
Mrs. Lawlor's Class - Morning Glory P.S.
Mrs. Grulich's Class - Henry Ford Elementary