OMG, Flat Stanley is a pain in the keister!! UPDATE: Added Stanley pics today!!!
Did any of you ever have to deal with a Flat Stanley project with your kids? OMG, this is ridiculous the amount of work involved in this.
So the back story here is that my MIL received a large envelope in the mail at the start of the month from her GS, my Nephew (DH's side) in California. In the envelope is Flat Stanley and a letter explaining the project. Now mind you my MIL is 85 years old and doesn't go out unless WE take her out and usually she prefers that we do her shopping for her.
The object of the project as she explained it to us was to take Flat Stanley with you, take pictures of your "adventures" write a little about it and send it back for the student to present to the class. Well my MIL got completely freaked and was a nervous wreck about completing it wrong and since she goes no where had nothing to contribute. We had her over here one day took some pics and was going to help her with it, but she literally was making herself sick with worry over it (she didn't want her GS to be disappointed), so we offered to just complete it for her.
I went and picked up the project over the weekend, it's insane what they expect you to complete. They want to know where Stanley was, went and did while he was here, both in picture form and written word (they suggest a journal). They want to know all about the state he visited, including the capital, weather, areas of interest, food, culture, history, "please include pictures if possible." They literally suggest submitting it in Scrapbook form! Who the heck has time for this?? My kids are grown, I worked with them on a bazillion projects over the years, never once did I have to ask a family member to do the homework for them.
Poor DH has been working on a Powerpoint presentation on the computer for about 10 hours . . . he's officially in the swearing at the computer stage.
I was a teacher for 10 years, but seriously have to ask . . . do they think before they assign a project like this?? No wonder my MIL was freaking out!
We finally googled Flat Stanley and you should see some of the projects submitted. Sigh . . . I thought I was good at this stuff, but I am so done with school projects.
Tomorrow I get to drive Flat Stanley to Plymouth and take his picture in front of Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower. LOL