A few weeks back, a dear friend of mine contacted me with a question – would I be interested in participating in a Flat Stanley project – a school project for 1st graders. How fun would this be? My kids would love to be involved so of course I said yes!
For those of you not familiar with the Flat Stanley Project click on the link for more information.
It only took a few days for my Flat Stanley to arrive in my mailbox – a trip he took from Scottsdale, Arizona to Silver Spring, MD. Upon opening the #12 envelope (remember he is flat) I was welcomed by not Flat Stanley but Flat Matthew (a.k.a. Flat Matt). Also enclosed in the envelope was a letter outlining the “assignment” and a travel log. Flat Matt’s adventures had already taken him to Australia! Bundles of Cookies friends meet Flat Matt!
In the interest of full disclosure, I was trusted with the task of taking Flat Matt into the city (Washington DC) and photographing him with one of the many monuments/buildings (ie: Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, U.S. Capitol Building and so on). Well as you may have guessed time passed by all too quickly and I didn’t make it into the city (shame on me!) Thank goodness I am not getting graded o this project.
But wait! Don’t I own a cookies store? And don’t we have a DC themed cookie basket? And wouldn’t it be cute if Flat Matt visited my cookie store? Are you following me? If you guessed that I took a picture of Flat Matt with my DC themed cookie arrangement you are correct.
Flat Matt and the Washington Monuments
Taking a personal photo with Flat Matt was also part of the “assignment” so here is the picture I took in the cookie store of Flat Matt and myself (although I am sure they would have preferred a photo of Flat Matt and my kids). Don’t you love the glare off my glasses.
Now that all is said and done, I have accepted the fact that I would never receive an “A” on this project, as I did fall short on following directions. However, I do believe I should receive a “B+” for creativity. What do you think?