4-H Flat Stanley Pen Pal Project

4-H Flat Stanley Pen Pal Project is a literacy and communication project for youth in grades K-3 and involves Extension 4-H programs in Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Waupaca and Wood counties.  The project is based on the book, Flat Stanley, by Jeff Brown.  In the book, an enormous bulletin board falls on Stanley Lambchop and it makes him flat, flat as a pancake.  There are many advantages to being flat, and one of them is the ability to travel inexpensively in an envelope.

In the project, youth make a paper Flat Stanley or Flat Stella and start a journal with him/her for a few days.  The Flat Stanley/Stella is then sent off to another 4-H youth where he/she is treated as a guest for a few more days and the journal is completed.  Flat Stanley/Stella and the journal are then returned to the original sender.  We think this will be a great way for our younger 4-H members to meet a 4-H member from another county and make a new friend, and it will be a lot of fun!

We will be reading the first three chapters of the Flat Stanley book and introducing the program via Zoom on Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 pm.  Zoom connection information is listed below.  We encourage you to join us on the Zoom, but participation in the Zoom is not required to participate.  To register in the project please go to:  REGISTRATION.  Registrations are due by April 17.  Questions about the project can be directed to penny.tank@wisc.edu.

When you click on the link below for the book reading on April 15, Zoom Client for Meetings will automatically install.  If you want to access Zoom from another device (i-Pad, phone etc.) go here for options:  https://zoom.us/download.  You can also just telephone in at the number below.  Please try to log into Zoom in the next few days just to make sure you are able to connect.  Please note, to ensure security of the Zoom a password is required.


Topic: Flat Stanley Read

Time: Apr 15, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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We hope you enjoy this opportunity for our younger 4-H members!


Please note: I am following Wisconsin Department of Health Services, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and federal guidelines due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. I am working remotely and the best way to get in touch with me is via email.

Kevin A. Palmer
4-H Youth Development Educator
Professor, Department of Extension Faculty

UW-Madison Division of Extension, Manitowoc County
4319 Expo Drive, PO Box 935
Manitowoc, WI 54221-0935

(920) 242-5448 cell
(920) 683-4168 office
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kevin.palmer@wisc.edu  **NOTE: new email address**


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