We have just begun a very exciting unit in Social Studies. The children are learning about map skills and communities and will be “visiting” as many states as possible through this project. In the book, Flat Stanley, Stanley is so flat that he is able to travel in an envelope across the country in the U.S. mail. Second graders are sending letters along with a picture of Flat Stanley to relatives and friends around the country (and World!), and they have asked that Stanley be mailed back to us with some information about their state. We have been overwhelmed in the past with people’s generosity and enthusiasm! Mail time is exciting and anticipated with baited breath as we track Stanley's travels on our classroom map!