Straughn’s Flat Stanley visits AU players

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 5, 2013

Did you know that Flat Stanley from Straughn Elementary is an Auburn Tigers fan?

Angie Mack and student T.J. Scarbrough utilized Flat Stanley.

Angie Mack and student T.J. Scarbrough utilized Flat Stanley.

Well, he is, and Auburn’s Tre Mason and Reece Dismukes can testify to that fact, thanks to Neal and Abby Presley, who hosted a Flat Stanley made by SES third grader, TJ Scarbrough. Flat Stanley met the two Tiger players while on the Plains. He also made stops at Toomer’s Drugs and the Auburn Tiger locker room before heading to the historic Iron Bowl.

Scarbrough’s teacher, Angie Mack, is using the Flat Stanley project to teach her students about geography and map skills, as well as historic places in Alabama. Her classes are trying to send Flat Stanleys or Stellas to all 50 states. Since starting three weeks ago, their project has reached 14 states and Afghanistan.

The basic principle of The Flat Stanley Project is to connect the child, student or classroom with other children or classrooms participating in the project by sending out “flat” visitors, created by the children, through the mail or digitally, with The Flat Stanley app. Kids then talk about, track, and write about their flat character’s journey and adventures.

One can only imagine the conversation in Mack’s classroom Monday.