Inman’s flat friends travel the country


The Eagles have been giving their flat friends wings to fly around the country. As part of their study of national parks, Inman Elementary gifted students sent out Flat Park Rangers and got back letters from some of their big adventures.

For their project, each student chose a national park to research, then created a 3D display, a presentation, a postcard and stamp, and other items to showcase their park. They also made a “Flat Park Ranger” to mail to their parks in hopes they would get a letter back with photos from their journey.

Two of the flat friends had an especially cool trip. One Flat Stanley went to Rocky Mountain National Park and saw the snow-capped peaks, and Flat Russell made it all the way to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and got to witness an active lava lake erupting.

It was thrilling for gifted teachers Charlie Harper and Tess Keller to see their students dive into the project.

“This is their first year studying the national parks in-depth, and the students are very excited. We are sure this activity will be their favorite and most memorable,” they said in a letter to park rangers. “We love studying the park system, which helps us gain a profound appreciation for nature, natural resources, conservation, and outdoor recreation.”