First-graders' project goes presidential
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Lincoln -- Every spring, first-graders at Lincoln Elementary learn how to write letters by creating Flat Stanley cutouts and sending them with a hand-written letter asking the recipient to photograph Flat Stanley visiting a new place and then mailing back to the student Stanley and photos and a letter describing his adventures. This year, volunteers in Kathy Johnson's classroom, Colleen Farrell and Nidia Johnson, decided to send Flat Stanley to the White House. Stanley recently returned with a personal letter signed by President Barack Obama and photos of his journey. Stanley walked with the president through the halls of the West Wing, sat in on meetings in the Oval Office and played with Obama's dog, Bo, on the south lawn. Farrell and Charlton decorated a bulletin board outside the classroom with mementos of Stanley's adventures in Washington, D.C. Learn more about Flat Stanley at www.flatstanley.com.