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Flat Stanley Comes to Daegu, South Korea

So late last week I got a video message from my nephew asking if I had received Flat Stanley yet. I had no idea what he was talking about. After a second message explaining a little more, I understood that it was something he made at school and sent to me. I thought that was really cool.

It got delivered during one of my last classes, so I opened it up and showed my class. They were interested, so I told them as much as I knew and showed them the message my nephew had sent me. They loved it.

At the end of class, we made a message to send back to my nephew with my kids saying hello.

Now I understand that I need to mail Flat Stanley back, which I will do next week after I take some photos of him around Daegu over the weekend.

As I looked into this Flat Stanley more, I really liked the idea. It seems students learn about Flat Stanley through reading books. Then they make their own Flat Stanley and send it off to students in another class somewhere. This could be across the country or in some cases across the world.

I love this idea. I think it’s a good way to set up a partnership with another school somewhere to teach kids about another place. Plus there are so many ways to use Flat Stanley to teach kids about other topics as well.

I wish I would have seen this before. I think it would have been a nice little project here at my school, but I am leaving shortly. I’ll be sure to mention the idea to them, but I might have to try and implement it wherever I wind up next.

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Flat Stanley in Daegu, South Korea

Flat Stanley on my desk


About Eric Bynum
I taught ESL for three years in South Korea and now I am looking to set out on a new journey after just finishing my teaching certification in the US. I hope to continue teaching and traveling and you can follow his journeys here.

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