Everyone is familiar with Flat Stanley, right? The boy who was flattened by his bulletin board while sleeping. Random, I know. But all the schools seem to do a unit on Flat Stanley which gives students the opportunity to send their colored Stanley to anywhere in the world. Hunter wanted to send his Stanley to his cousins in Colorado. And I’m not sure there is a Stanley who received better treatment. Here’s the letter Hunter’s teacher received:
When you tucked me away in the envelope tight,
I left for a day and maybe a night.
I waited and waited to see where I’d go,
When they opened me up, I saw Colorado!
What a wonderful place! I had so much fun!
Who knew they had trains in eighteen eighty-one?
Denver is known for mile-high elevation,
and trains at mile-high, park downtown at the station.
And you’d never believe, but to my pure elation,
While touring the station, I met a Dalmatian!
While wagging his tail, he explained his vocation,
‘bout fires and ‘bout trucks…now, back to my vacation!
I drove to the hills and went out for a jog,
and stumbled upon a few “prairie dogs.
”The “prairie” had cactuses all around,
and “dogs” where we’re from, don’t live underground.
Before I left home, I stopped for some treats,
and I’ve never, no never, seen treats near this sweet!
In the picture, can you see the joy in my eyes,
and the “Nerds” and “Sweetarts” that are two times my size?
When they read Hunter’s Stanley letter to the class he was elated. He came home so excited and was so excited to show me at his open house.
Thanks Jandi (and kids) for showing Stanley a good time, thanks Nathan for writing the poem – Hunter thinks you guys are pretty great!