More from the Grannies on Safari in Mongolia

Here is the Mongolian school the Grannies visited and donated the iPod touch as a gift from Flatter World Inc.

The Grannies made friends with a group of 9th graders at the 115 school in Ulan Baatar, Mongolia.  We told them that we were excited to be in their country and that as “Flat Grannies” characters in the Flatter World with Flat Stanley, we hoped they would join us as members of the flatter world.  We gave them an iPod with the Flat Stanley application and invited them to start sharing their adventures in Mongolia.

Mina, a member of the class has communicated with us and we look forward to many more encounters with the class.

 

When traveling through Mongolia it was important for the Grannies to see how the everyday Mongloians – who live outside the city, live.  Their houses – round and made of felt and wood – are called Ger’s.  Because many Mongols are nomads, they still move each season to parts of Mongolia that have better feed for their animals. It takes about two hours for a family to pack their Ger’s with all of their belongings and move them, sometimes by truck and other times by horse and cart!

The Grannies visited a family – the picture is us standing outside their home – and met the mom and her small son.  We ate dried Mare’s milk curds and nuts!

Flat Grannies on Safari on the Trans Siberian Railway 2011

You may recall when the Grannies on Safari announced their partnership with Flatter World on August 19 in Chicago. It was a fun event with flat costumes. 

 

Flatter World launched the new Flat Stanley app for the iPhone and the Grannies announced their latest trip to Siberia. Things have changed since the middle of August – the Grannies are in Siberia! And they took our Flat Grannies with them.

So who would have thought there are no WIFI-friendly Starbucks along the ancient Trans-Siberian Railway route. The Grannies on Safari are doing their best to keep us updated on their progress as the travel on the Tans-Siberian Railway.

September 12, 2011

The statue is Musa Cälil the poet in Kazan.

 

The Grannies are walking in the Kazan Train Station.

 

The Grannies are aboard the train planning their trip.

 

The Flat Grannies are on the border between Europe and Asia in Yekaterinburg. They are on the border marker.

 

Aboard the train talking to the chef. The Flat Grannies are seriously looking at the menu!

Flat Stanley from 95q Eastwood School in New York

dalehubert-busking.htmIt’s true the Flat Stanleys from New York have stayed a long time in London, Ontario, but they’ve have a good time.

On May 8, 2010, they had the privilege of meeting Royce Gracie. For those unfamiliar with him, Wikipedia reports:

Royce Gracie is a former professional mixed martial arts fighter, a UFC Hall of Famer and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. He holds the most submission victories in UFC history with 11, which he earned between UFC 1 and UFC 4. Gracie became a larger than life figure in the mixed martial arts world for his domination in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He became famous for beating opponents much larger than him, and between 1993 and 1994, he was the tournament winner of UFC 1, UFC 2, UFC 4, and fought to a draw with Ken Shamrock in the championship match in the Superfight at UFC 5. [2] Gracie popularized Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and revolutionized mixed martial arts with his results contributing to the movement towards grappling and cross-training in the sport.

Here he is with Flat Jason and Flat Kierra with Royce Gracie!

But the month of March was even more exciting. All of the visitors from PS 95 q went with Mr. Hubert to the Galapagos Islands. Sadly, only Flat Kierra and Flat Jason safely returned. Keep in mind that the Galapagos are very windy islands… Some of the poses resulted in flat visitors being swept into the Pacific Ocean. Perhaps a sailor will one day find them and mail them back.

Here are Flat Jason and Flat Kierra with Mr. Hubert with a giant tortoise on a Galapagos Island.

Here’s something interesting about the giant tortoise. Do you know why it has such a large shell? You might think that it’s for protection, and that’s true. However, the predators on the Galapagos Islands are the Galapagos Hawk and some rodents. Why does it need such a big shell? Here’s the answer: When the tortoises were evolving, there were other predators – including dinosaurs! – so, the Galapagos tortoise is still protecting itself against dinosaurs, even though they are now extinct.

As you may know, Mr. Hubert was once a street singer, before he became a teacher and the creator of the Flat Stanley Project, he sang in the streets of Europe.  Here he is, many years ago.

While in Ecuador, on his way to the Galapagos Islands, he met these entertainers from Argentina. One is holding Flat Jason and Flat Kierra while the other holds a Flat Stanley.

Did you know that the Galapagos Isalnds were created by volcanoes? Everywhere you looked you could the cones of ancient volcanoes. In fact, there are many active volcanoes in the area!

Here they are, with a real wild iguana! Fortunately, iguanas are usually quite slow, especially when they were cold in the morning. But Flat Jason and Flat Kierra were nervous while they were this close to such a scary beast!

While at Wilfrid Jury Public School, Jason wrote:

Dear friend,

This is Flat Jason. He lies to go on trips to Applebee’s and he likes to eat popcorn, cancakes and even ice cream. He likes to play: football, baseball, soccer. I like to play hockey, and Flat Jason likes to watch TV, and visit Santa. Please take care of flat Mikey. Your friend, Jason.

Richard wrote:

Thursday, January 21, 2010,

Dear Jason,

Your flat Jason is having a great time! We have built a snowman and watched TV and played on my Nintendo D.S. We had a great time together!

From, Richard H.

Fatin wrote:

Jason is enjoying his time here. Jason and I went to buy a Nintendo D.S. Jason chose a pink one because I’m a girl and girls like the colour pink. Not so long after, we went to my cousin’s birthday party. We ate chocolate cake, and flat Jason loved it. We also ate chocolate cookies. After a while, we played hide and go seek. The next day, I played with my Nintendo D.S and I wnet shopping to get something to paint. When I got home, I painted, and Jason did too. While we were painting, my mom was cooking hamburgers. A little while later, we read a book about Chester. It was funny (hahaha). Just then, we went to watch my favourite movie. Then, my mom said, “Do you want some ice cream?” So we said, “Okay! Okay!”, but flat Jason couldn’t eat it, so I made him flat ice cream. Jason loved it. A minute later, we went to bed, but before that we brushed our teeth. Then we wne tot bed. Jason said, “I forgot to tell you: I’m having a wonderful time!”

From, Fatin.

P.S. It’s so much fun to play with Jason. Also, have fun!

Gillian wrote:

Marach 2, 2010,

Dear Jason,

Flat Jason and I are having a great time. First we went to my hockey game. It was a tie. After that, we went to McDonald’s. I got small fries with a chicken burger. Flat Jason had flat fries. Then, we went home. I read a book called “Miley Cyruc Miles To Go”. Jason read, “More Tales From the Class at the End of the Hall”. He really liked it. I have to go so have fun reading my letter.

From, Gillian.

Flat Stanley meets a few celebrities

Flat Stanley left Indialantic, FL to explore California.  He met up with his friend Violette who showed him around.  He was able to sit courtside at the Laker game.  He then was able to head over to the Toyota Grand Prix in Long Beach where he met Christian Slater and Jesse McCartney.  Stanley says he’s headed to the San Diego next to meet some baby pandas.

From the Governor’s Mansion in Arkansas

Special thanks to Stacey hall and First Lady Ginger Beebe from the Governor’s Mansion in Arkansas for their continuing support.

First Lady Ginger Beebe with Secretary Madeleine Albright and Flat Stanley

Flat with his favorite weatherman, TODAY Show’s Al Roker

Flat Stanley and James Carville

Flat and country singer Tracy Byrd at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion

Flat Stanley, First Lady Ginger Beebe, and Mary Matalin

Kacey Camp- actress

Kacey Camp – Actress

Hi Mrs. Vigna’s First Grade Class!

My name is Kacey Camp and I am an actress. Flat Stanley arrived at my house in Glendale, CA on Saturday, March 1, 2008.

Glendale is 1,987 miles from Dwight, Illinois. It was a gloomy, chilly day, which is unusual for sunny California, but Flat Stanley wanted to see the view from my front patio.

Here I am at a recording session at my friend’s studio singing a song. Flat Stanley came with me and held the microphone.

Afterwards we were pretty hungry, so we went to Bob’s Big Boy in Burbank, CA. It is the oldest Bob’s restaurant in America, and was built in 1949. Flat Stanley had a piece of Bob’s famous strawberry pie, smooshed flat of course! (Can you find Flat Stanley in the picture below?)

How about this one? You’ll have to look with a magnifying glass!


That’s it for today, we’ll send you more adventures tomorrow!


Bye for now,


Kacey & Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley In California March 2, 2008

Hi Everbody!


It’s Sunday, so Flat Stanley and I went to my church called All Saint’s in Pasadena, CA. He stood a little too close to the camera, so he looks blurry.

All Saint’s is across the street from Pasadena City Hall. It’s a really cool looking building, don’t you think? Pasadena is where they have the Rose Parade every New Year’s Day.

I always go to Trader Joe’s on Sundays, it’s a grocery store in Glendale. Flat Stanley wanted to open the potato chips in my grocery bag in the store, but I made him wait till we got home. See that monkey? He hides in a different place every day, if you find him, you get a little prize.

I had an audition today. Auditions are like try-outs, except instead of sports or cheerleading, you are auditioning for a play or a TV show. This was an audition for a musical, so I had to sing and act. The papers are called “sides”, they have lines from the show typed on them, so you can read them for the director. I was a little nervous, but Flat Stanley felt fine!

That’s all for today, I’ll send you Monday’s adventures tomorrow.


Bye for now,


Kacey & Flat Stanley

Subject: Flat Stanley California March 3, 2008


Hi Everybody,


Well, Monday means back to school for you, and for me and Flat Stanley, it’s back to work. Here he is outside of my office at the Center Theatre Group. He looks excited!

In my job there is a lot of alphabetical filing to be done. Sometimes if I get stuck, I sing the Alphabet Song. I bet you guys already know it. Flat Stanley tried to help, but guess what happened?


After lunch I took Flat Stanley outside to see our biggest theatre, just across the street. It’s called the Ahmanson Theatre,

Can you tell what the next play is going to be?

There’s great big fountain in front of the theatre. When it’s hot outside, people run in and out of the water. I think Flat Stanley wanted to try it, but it was too cold.

I had a lot more fun at work with Flat Stanley there. But neither of us liked all the traffic on the way home! (Flat Stanley says “Don’t Click and Drive!”)

That’s all for today, we’ll send more pictures tomorrow!


Bye for now,

Kacey & Flat Stanley

Subject: Flat Stanley in California, March 4, 2008



Hi Everybody,


Guess who ran off with my camera today? That’s right, Flat Stanley! Look at the pictures he took.

Here he is about to stomp on some tiny people going to see a play at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. (It’s only a model!)

I bet you didn’t know Flat Stanley was in A Chorus Line, did you?

He’s actually just posing on one of our giant posters, he sure does look like a dancer though!

This is Walt Disney Concert Hall.   It was designed by Frank Gehry.  Have you ever seen such curvy metal?

See that shiny bit? The whole building used to be that shiny, but people kept complaining because it was so bright that people driving by couldn’t see the road!

Hey Flat Stanley, my computer is for work purposes only!  (Although there are some pretty cool looking kids in those pictures.)

Alright Flat Stanley, no more going off by yourself!

More adventures tomorrow.


Bye for now,

Kacey & Flat Stanley

Subject: Flat Stanley in California, March 5, 2008


Hi Everybody,


What a day! Flat Stanley and I drove to Hollywood! Flat Stanley wanted to make sure he fit in with all the movie stars, so he went shopping at Hollywood and Highland. (Nice shades, Cool Breeze!) Here he is in front of the Hollywood sign.

Here’s a clearer shot of the famous Hollywood sign.

Of course we had to go by Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Just like the other Flat Stanley you all saw in the movie. But what’s going on?

Lights? Red Carpet? Photographers? Is it a reception just for Flat Stanley? Oh, it’s a Hollywood movie premiere for “10,000 BC”, that new movie with all the dinosaurs! We look like movie stars, let’s see if we can get in.

What do you mean we need a ticket? Don’t you know who this is? It’s Flat Stanley all the way from Mrs. Vigna’s First Grade Class in Dwight Grade School, Home of the Redbirds! C’mon, LA Police Officers, let us through!

Will Kacey and Flat Stanley get to the premiere, or will they get arrested?

Tune in tomorrow for Part Two of:

“Thin Is In”

or

“Flat-tery Will Get You Everywhere”


Bye for now,


Kacey & Flat Stanley

Subject: Flat Stanley in California, March 5, 2008 Part Two


When we last left Flat Stanley and Kacey, they were standing outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre trying to get into the premiere of “10,000 BC”…

Look at all those beautiful movie stars. There’s Tim Roth and Sophia Myles! How can we get in? Maybe if we sneak in the side way…

Oops, those guys in black suits are security guards, no way Jose!

Suddenly, a man named Rick asks: “Excuse me, is that Flat Stanley?”

“Yes, it is.”

“I know him, my daughter had a Flat Stanley too! Would you like to get a picture inside? I’ll put him in my pocket and sneak a couple of pictures”

“Yes! Thank you!”

Being flat has its advantages!

So here is Flat Stanley inside the premiere with his favorite movie star’s hand & footprints. Can you read the name?

And here he is in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre! That Flat Stanley is sooo lucky!

Flat Stanley felt bad I couldn’t get in, so he bought me a giant cream puff, and he didn’t make me share!

We were still too excited to go home, so we looked at all the stars on Hollywood Boulevard.

Here’s Flat Stanley’s favorite.

Flat Stanley even practiced walking up the stairs to the Kodak Theatre. That’s where they have the Oscars!


What a night! Flat Stanley is going to sleep in tomorrow!


More adventures on the way!


Bye for now,

Kacey & Flat Stanley

Subject: Flat Stanley in California, March 6, 2008

Hi Everybody,


Guess where we’re going today! I’ll give you a hint, it’s where all of your favorite movies like Peter Pan, Cinderella, The Jungle Book,

101 Dalmatians, and Pinnochio were made. Can you read the sign?

This studio was built in Burbank, CA around 1940, and Walt Disney designed it himself. Here’s Flat Stanley on the corner of Mickey Avenue

and Dopey Drive. Which way should we go first?

Flat Stanley decided he wanted to see the Archives first. That’s the place where they store famous props and animation from

all the movies the studio makes. In the display case you can see the snow globe from “Mary Poppins”, the magical rings from “The Shaggy

Dog”, and the bedknob from “Bedknobs and Broomsticks”. Flat Stanley thinks that pirate medallion would be pretty cool to have,

but we don’t need any cursed Aztec gold!

Sorry Flat Stanley, no time to go to Narnia today! We have to stay on this side of the wardrobe.

Wow, I thought dwarves were supposed to be smaller! Can you name all seven?

This is a sound stage, it is big enough to build a two-story house in. They are working on something that looks like
a cave or a mountain. I wonder what it could be.

All studios use bikes to deliver paperwork and mail to different buildings. Hey Flat Stanley,

be careful, you might get delivered to the wrong place!

Uncle Walt and Mickey say, “Thanks for visiting our studio, come see us again soon!”



That’s all for today, we’ll send more pictures tomorrow!

Bye for now,

Kacey & Flat Stanley

Subject: Flat Stanley in California, March 7, 2008


Hi Everybody,


This was a very big day for Flat Stanley! First he went with me to an audition for a TV show called “Boston Legal”.

Everybody knew Flat Stanley; the make-up lady even said he could see the make-up trailer.

This is where people get ready before they shoot a film or television show.

Then she took Flat Stanley on to the set to meet the director of the show, and this time I got to go too!

Flat Stanley got to sit in the Director’s chair and look at the screens the director watches when they are filming.

The Director even said Flat Stanley could sit in the Big Star’s chair, because he wasn’t there that day. Mrs. Vigna will recognize his name!

Flat Stanley’s day wasn’t over yet! Remember the model of the theatre Flat Stanley took a picture on? Here’s the actual place.

Flat Stanley has learned so much about acting this week, that he’s going to go onstage!

But first he needs a costume. Here he is in his dressing room looking at the outfit that was designed just for him

by the costumer. Can you tell who he is?

And here he is in costume on the stage of the Kirk Douglas Theatre! He’s a little Roman Soldier!

Hmmm… this little Roman soldier looks like he’s at a school somewhere.

Can you make up a play for Flat Stanley about a Roman Soldier who has to go to school?

Hooray! Flat Stanley may have acting in his future!

Gosh everybody, I can’t believe we’re already at the end of our week.

I will be sending Flat Stanley back to you soon, with some souvenirs from his visit.



Thanks for letting him visit me!


Bye for now,


Kacey & Flat Stanley

Bill Nye the Science Guy

billnye

My son Jonathan’s class did the Flat Stanley project when he was in the 3rd Grade, in 2005. We sent our Flat Stanley to my friend, Tess Ewart, who lives in Ohio. Tess is a middle school science teacher, and it just so happened that she had to attend the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) conference in Dallas, so she took Flat Stanley with her. While she was there, she managed to get a picture of Flat Stanley with Bill Nye the Science Guy! My son was very excited, and his teacher was very impressed!

Heather Perry

Wendy Rieger

Wendy Rieger

Flat Stanley came to the local NBC4 TV station to see Wendy Rieger on air.  Wendy Rieger anchors the local Washington, DC NBC News4 at 5 p.m. week nights. Wendy  Rieger has covered news in the Washington, DC area for more than 25 years and she has received three EMMY awards.   Wendy already knew Flat Stanley but Bob Handly, also a news anchor, met Flat Stanley for his first time.

The Undertaker

The Undertaker



On our way back from Florida to Charlotte, we made one of many stops for gas… in one of the gas stations on A1 A we saw this huge bus that had pictures of wrestlemania wrestlers. I approched it and there was … The Undertaker posing for pictures with some fans. I asked him he would take a picture with Flat Stanley and he graciously said OF COURSE!!

“Survivor”

Flat Stanley- Survivor!

Flat Stanley was sent to Washington, DC from Miss Johnson’s 3rd Grade Class in Ridgefield, Connecticut.  There he met in person his favorite Survivor, Matthew Von Ertfelda.  Matthew had just returned safely from SURVIVOR:  THE AMAZON where he finished in the Final Two.  Flat Stanley asked Matthew a lot of questions.  What was it like to be chosen to be on the TV show? What was Matthew’s strategy to win the game? How difficult was it to keep everything a secret when Matthew returned home, before the show was aired on TV?   Flat Stanley had his eyes wide open listening to Matthew’s stories about living in the Amazon for 39 days, winning Immunity Challenges, going to Tribal Council, getting along with the other contestants, and what it was like to have to build shelter and go find water to drink and food to eat everyday.  Matthew had the time of his life living in the Amazon jungle with insects everywhere, heavy rainstorms and crocodiles, anacondas, and jaguars lurking nearby.  And meeting Matthew was a highlight of Flat Stanley’s trip to D.C.


From the Aunt of a 3rd Grader!

P.S. I loved doing this project for my niece.

SJ Sharkie, the San Jose Sharks Hockey Team Mascot

SJ Sharkie, the San Jose Sharks Hockey Team Mascot

My son is in the 1st grade class at John Muir Elementary in San Bruno, California. They are participating in the Flat Stanley project and we’ve been having so much fun introducing FS to all our friends and family.  Here a couple pictures of my son, Mario, and Flat Stanley meeting SJ Sharkie, the San Jose Sharks Hockey Team Mascot.  Sharkie says he’s met quite a few Flat Stanley’s over the years and even took him to an All Star game.

“Nip/Tuck”

On Flat Stanley’s latest adventure he went to Hollywood and spent the day on the set of the popular show nip/tuck which can be seen on the FX channel. He is seen here with the stars of the show Dillon Walsh and Julian McMahon. We hope our picture ends up in the picture gallery!

Thank you,


Samantha Burr

Los Angeles, Ca