Over the course of the last few weeks, we have had many 6th grade visitors coming to tell us about their year long studies. Our first group of visitors taught us all about the United Nations and their roles, specifically involving climate change. We then saw all the fruits of their labor, by attending the UN Parade where we got to wave miniature flags while the 6th graders walked by. IT WAS AWESOME!!! And it gave the kids a glimpse of what they might expect next year.
We can't do anything without our silly picture!
I have a cousin in 2nd grade who is in the middle of her Flat Stanley Project. This project includes reading the book Flat Stanley (about a Flat boy named Stanley who travels around the world!), and then creating her own Stanley to send around the world. Flat Stanley arrived on my door step and I knew EXACTLY where I was going to take him for the day... Mill Pond! As soon as I said the words "Flat Stanley" to the kids, I was thrilled with the response - "I looooove Flat Stanley!" "I read that book!" "We should have him join us in each subject!" That last comment I thought was brilliant! Why not have Flat Stanley enjoy a day in the life of a Mill Pond 5th Grader!? So I let the kids take the lead on this, and I simply documented his quest throughout the day. Here's what the kids had Flat Stanley do: