With students on summer break, Lausanne fifth grade teacher Dr. Robin Trusty wanted a way to keep her students connected with each other.
As the school year drew to an end, Trusty sent a letter home to each of her students with a special surprise inside...a “Flat Dr. Trusty.” The idea came from the Flat Stanley Project, which was started in 1995 by Canadian third-grade school teacher Dale Hubert. It was created to facilitate letter-writing by schoolchildren to each other as they document where Flat Stanley has accompanied them.
As part of her project, Dr. Trusty asked the students to send in photos of all the places that Flat Dr. Trusty had been over the summer into a classroom Seesaw account.
"I thought it was a fun way to take me around and show me all the amazing things you are doing," Trusty said.
Students have loved the assignment. Flat Dr. Trusty has been everywhere from Gibson's Donuts to South Carolina. Using Seesaw allows the students in the class to interact with each other's photos as well as comment.
"I miss my students very much! Seeing them out enjoying their summer with friends and family while staying safe and healthy has brought me so much joy," Trusty said.