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Joyful June

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June 2015Hi, everybody! I hope that you’re had a joyful month of June. Due to the fact that I am recuperating from my gallbladder removal surgery, I wasn’t able to attend The Arc in June. But my friends told me that they had learned about the San Antonio Zoo and the San Antonio Aquarium.

During the month of June, The Arc Participants made zoo and aquarium inspired arts and crafts and learned about the San Antonio Zoo and the San Antonio Aquarium to celebrate the fact that the month of June is the National Zoo and Aquarium Month. The Participants learned that what is now known as the San Antonio Zoo began in 1914 when Colonel George Washington Brackenridge, one of the city’s leading citizens, placed bison, deer, monkeys, African lions, and bears on land he had deeded to the city. The land became Brackenridge Park and Golf Course. Colonel George Washington Brackenridge was a philanthropist and a business man during the Civil War. Much about the San Antonio Zoo has changed since Colonel Brackenridge assembled his collection of animals in 1914. In November 1929, two of the first “cageless” exhibits in America. “The ‘Barless’ Bear Terraces” and the “Primate Paradise,” opened, offering visitors extraordinary views of animals. For 101 years, the collective efforts of dedicated individuals have helped the San Antonio Zoo become one of the best in the nation.

When I was a little girl in Fayetteville, North Carolina, we didn’t have a zoo. We had little places that you could go see animals behind glass. So when my mom and I moved to San Antonio in 1997, I was unbelievably excited to discover that the city has a large zoo. Over the years, I have been to the San Antonio Zoo with my family and my class at The Arc. My favorite animals to see at the zoo is the elephants. On The Arc’s last visit to the San Antonio Zoo, I found out that they had built a carousel. It made me very happy to watch the little children ride the carousel with their families.

Also, the Participants learned that the brand new San Antonio Aquarium had its grand opening dates on December 12th and December 17th, 2014 with ribbon cuttings beginning each day. The exhibits at San Antonio Aquarium offer them the opportunity to touch a shark, feel the soft skin of a ray, feed birds in the aviary and get up close and personal with reptiles from the world’s rain forests. The Aquarium also has a “Jurassic Jungle” exhibit that fascinates dinosaur fans. These life-sized dinosaur replicas breathe, blink and roar. The Participants had a great time celebrating the National Zoo and Aquarium Month and learning about their local zoo and aquarium.

In February, my classroom, my mom and I went to the new San Antonio Aquarium. My mom and I had a great time looking at all of the different types of fishes. The greatest highlight of my visit to the Aquarium was meeting an Aquarium employee dressed as a mermaid. Mermaids are my favorite mythical beings because after I watched Walt Disney’s 1989 animated movie, “The Little Mermaid,” I wished to be a mermaid so that someone could perform magic and give me legs to walk with.

Now everyone can read the monthly Newsletters that I proudly write. You can go to my Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/tameka.hughes.75) and click on my “Monthly Newsletters” Photo Album. Thank you and I hope that everyone had a sensational start to their summer.

Marvelous May!

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Tameka Red Nose Day 05-21-2015 ThursdayHi, everybody! I hope that you’re had a fabulous month of May. I dedicate this month’s blog to my mother that’s always there for me, and to all of the mothers of the world. This month I couldn’t attend The Arc because I had to have gallbladder removal surgery. During the two weeks that I was in the hospital, one of the things that helped to take my mind off the pain was to watch with my mom the 1993 Hanna-Barbera direct to home video, “The Flintstones in Hollyrock-a-bye Baby.” This is the sequel movie to “I Yabba-Dabba Do!”  Where Pebbles Flintstone and Bamm-Bamm Rubble get married. In “Hollyrock-a-bye Baby,” Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm are expecting their first child. I have had always loved this movie and I thought that it was very appropriate for Mother’s Day.

Also, during the month of May, I donated to the Red Nose Day Charity. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. Since all of the Walgreens Pharmacies that were selling the Red Noses were sold out, I bought three bags of M&M’s Candies. The Mars Candy Company is a partner in the Red Nose Campaign.

On Thursday, May 21st, my mom surprised me with a visit to The Arc to see all of my friends and Arc Staff Members because I missed them so much. The inaugural Red Nose Day was held in the U.S. on May 21st, 2015. People across the country came together to have fun and raise funds and awareness. The day’s events culminated in a three-hour entertainment T.V. special on the NBC channel featured the country’s favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars.  I am so very thankful to have my mom in my life. I love her so much! I hope that you and your family had a great Mother’s Day and a wonderful start to your summer season.

If you would like to have more information on The Red Nose Campaign, please feel free to go to: www.rednoseday.org

Awesome April!

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TamekaH.,PurpleFiestaShirt,04-24-2015FridayHi, everyone! I hope that everyone has a fabulous time at this year’s Fiesta; I sure did! In North Carolina, we didn’t have anything like Fiesta. So, Fiesta is my favorite time of year (until Halloween comes)

On Thursday, April 2nd, some of The Arc Participants made  Easter Arts and Crafts projects such as, Bunny-Shaped Easter Baskets and Rabbit Ear Hats to celebrate the upcoming holiday. Everyone had an egg-cellence day.

On Monday, April 6th, The Arc of San Antonio was chosen to be the local television Channel KSAT 12’s “Community Spotlight” Winners for the month of April. KSAT 12 has a project called “KSAT Community Spotlight” with partners, Security Service Federal Credit Union, Corner Store and University Health Systems, which is used to feature one community event per month.

On Friday, April 11th, The Arc had a Classroom Fiesta Door Decorating Contest. As The Arc’s Newsletter Editor, with the help of my Volunteer Involvement Program classmate, I took pictures to put in the April 2015 Newsletter edition.

On Friday, April 17th, the Case Managers and Administrative Staff Members that work in the upstairs offices at The Arc had a Fiesta decoration contest. My best friend and I were the Fiesta Office Decoration Judges. I wore my new purple Fiesta shirt, my 2015 new Fiesta Medal (that I got from The Arc) and my purple Fiesta flower halo.

We are very happy to say that the First Place Certificate was awarded to The Arc’s CLASS and CSCM Director, Yolanda F. Her decoration theme was, “Tijuana at Twilight.”
The Second Place Certificate was awarded to Pam S., the Director of Community Outreach Services and Heather L. (Support Services Coordinator) Their decoration theme was, “Fiesta Time!” The Third Place Certificate was awarded to Case Managers, Jill K., Laura L., Brooke K., and Liz P. Their decoration theme was, “Friends at the Fiesta.”
The Case Managers and Administrative Staff Members had a great time celebrating the Fiesta season and decorating their work areas.

The Arc Participants and Staff Members decided that on Friday, April 24th, they would commemorate the Fiesta celebrations by gathering in The Arc’s Gym and partaking in “The Taste of The Arc” Fiesta Food Tasting Booths with their friends. The Participants listened to songs from the late singer, Selena and Mariachi music, had fun hitting piñatas, and dressing up in Fiesta clothing

Everyone at The Arc had a wonderfully festive Fiesta day!

Magical March

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Tameka-March Blog PicMarch is one of my favorite month to be at The Arc. We have so many things to be happy about and to celebrate. I especially have a very special date to celebrate. On Wednesday, March 4th, my classmates and I that are in the Volunteer Involvement Program also known as the V.I.P.S. had an “Aloha, Arc!” Day which we made a miniature artificial Hawaiian volcano to celebrate the upcoming National Week of The Ocean Festival Sea-son.

For National Irish American Heritage Month, The Arc had a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration on Tuesday, March 17th, where some of the Participants and Staff Members wore green clothing, made arts and crafts projects such as, Rainbow Lanyard Necklaces and Saint Patrick’s Day Mobiles and read stories about the country of Ireland and leprechauns and their pots of gold. I wore my “Pot ‘o Gold” Saint Patrick’s Day shirt, my shamrock headband and my shamrock necklace. Also, my mom painted my fingernails neon green with gold stars. My classmates and I made Dancing Leprechaun arts and crafts. I really enjoyed celebrating. Saint Patrick’s Day.

On Friday, March 6th, to celebrate the upcoming Cereal Day on Saturday, March 7th,  some of The other Arc Participants and I made Lucky Charms Cereal Doorknob Hangers.  We learned that the Lucky Charms cereal was created in 1962 by John Holahan.
An advertising company employed by General Mills and Company suggested marketing the new cereal around the idea of charm bracelets. Thus, the charms of the Lucky Charms cereal were born. Lucky Charms is the first cereal to include marshmallows in the recipe. The mascot of the Lucky Charms cereal is Lucky the Leprechaun, also known as Sir Charms, and originally called L.C. Leprechaun. Created in 1963, the cartoon character’s voice was supplied by Arthur Anderson until 1992.

The marshmallows are meant to represent Lucky’s magical charms, each with their own special meaning or “power.” The following are explanations of the permanent marshmallows: Hearts are the power to bring things to life, Shooting Stars are the power to fly, Horseshoes are the power to speed things up, Clovers are the power of luck, but you will never know what kind of luck you’ll get, Blue Moons are the power of invisibility,
Rainbows are the instantaneous travel from place to place, Balloons are the power to make things float, and Hourglasses are the power to control time.
The other Participants and I felt really lucky to be able to learn such cool facts about the Lucky Charms Cereal brand. I hope that everyone that reads my blog will have a great ending to the month of March. I will be celebrating my birthday.

Fabulous February

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2015 FebHi, everybody! I hope that you’re having a fabulous month of February, just like the other Arc Participants and me. February is one of my favorite months to be at The Arc. We have so many things to be happy about and to celebrate. I especially have a very special date to celebrate. February is the anniversary month of the first day that I started attending The Arc of San Antonio nine years ago in 2006.

On Friday, January 30th, when I arrived at The Arc, I received a great and wonderful surprise. I met a group of very smart fifth graders and their teacher from the Saint Thomas Episcopal School. They came to The Arc to take a tour of the classrooms. The fifth graders and their teacher told me that they really enjoy reading my blog. I would to thank the group of the fifth graders and their teacher for giving me a fantastic way to start my day at The Arc of San Antonio.

On Friday, February 13th, we had our annual Valentine’s Day Dance where some of the Participants wore red and pink clothing. I wore my Valentine’s Day purple heart antennas that bop around when I move my head. Also, The Arc’s Participants made Valentine’s Day inspired arts and crafts such as, Heart shaped Rice Krispies Treats and Valentine’s Day Origami. The Participants had a fabulous time dancing and celebrating Valentine’s Day with our friends. I want to give special acknowledgement to Arc Staff Member, Tiffany V. (A Life Enrichment Instructor) for making such wonderful and beautiful sashes for the King and Queen of Hearts Participants. To my classmates who helped to decorate the crowns for the King and Queen of Hearts Participants. Also, to Ms. Bernardine K. (Director of Curriculum) for helping me with getting decoration supplies. It filed my heart with such joy when my friends were crowned. I have never seen them smile so big before.

On Tuesday, February 17th, some of The Arc Participants and I made colorful masks and wore gold, purple, and green clothing and necklaces to celebrate this year’s Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Participants also learned that the Mardi Gras is the French words meaning “Fat Tuesday,” referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday. Festivities begin at the beginning of February, leading up to Mardi Gras day, and consist of parades, dancing in the street, costumes and masked balls. The modern Carnival tradition developed in Europe in the middle ages, and is celebrated mainly in Roman Catholic communities in Europe and the Americas today. Some of the most famous celebrations are held in Nice, France, Cologne. Germany and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I really enjoy celebrating Mardi Gras because I get to dress up in my favorite colors which are, purple and gold. This year, I even made my own Mardi Gras mask and picked out a really spectacular picture border to put around the picture of myself wearing my mask. I also watched the 2009 Disney animated feature, “The Princess and the Frog” (which is one of my favorite animated movie) to the celebrate the Mardi Gras parades. The other Arc Participants and I had a magnifique (the French word for “grand”) time having their own Mardi Gras festivities.

Also in the month of February, some of The other Arc Participants and I made Chinese lanterns and hand fans arts and crafts to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year of 2015 (which started on Thursday, February 19th.)  The year of 2015 is the Year of the Sheep / Goat. We learned that the Chinese calendar is based on the lunar year, so the date of Chinese New Year changes every year. The Chinese calendar follows a twelve year pattern with each year named after an animal. The story that explains this is that the Jade Emperor invited all of the animals to join him for a New Year celebration, but only twelve animals turned up. To reward the animals that did come, Buddha named a year after each of them in the order that they arrived, starting with the Rat, followed by the Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. I learned that I was born in The Year of the Pig. Unlike in our culture, pigs are thought to be diligent, compassionate, and generous. In the western culture, it’s believed that pigs have great concentration; once they set a goal, they will devote all their energy to achieving it. Though Pigs rarely seek help from others, they will not refuse to give others a hand.

As San Antonio residents, during the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, the other Participants and I had a great time celebrating The Year of the Sheep / Goat. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.

Jolly January

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Jan PicHi everyone! I hope that you had a great start to the new year.
During the month of January we celebrated the upcoming “Inspire Your Heart with Art” Day on Saturday,  January 31st. The other Participants and I learned about one of the most famous paintings of all time, The Starry Night painted by Vincent van Gogh in 1889.  Also, I discovered the name of the painting named, Magdalene with the Smoking Flame by Georges de La Tour in the Disney’s 1989 “The Little Mermaid” film, (my favorite animated movie since I was six years old) when I was watching The History Channel.

On Friday, January 16th, some of the other Arc Participants and I learned about the little brown bear with the hat from Peru named Paddington. He was created by the children’s author, Michael Bond on October 13th, 1958. Paddington books have been translated into 30 languages across 70 titles and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.  He was discovered in Paddington Station, in London, England by a human family with the last name of Brown, who adopted him, and thus Paddington gives his full name as: “Paddington Brown.” Just like Winnie the Pooh Bear, Paddington has a love for a special food named marmalade which is a sweet jelly that contains pieces of fruit.

The other Participants and I also learned that Michael Bond based Paddington Bear on a lone teddy bear he noticed on a shelf in a London store near Paddington Station on Christmas Eve 1956, which he bought as a present for his wife. The bear inspired Bond to write a story; and, in 10 days, he had written the first book, “A Bear Named Paddington.” When I was a little girl, I would listen to Paddington Bear stories at our library library. That is why on June 25th, 2012, I was happy to see an official teaser poster was released for the film named, “Paddington.” The poster stated that the film would be released on Friday, January 16th, 2014. To celebrate the release of Paddington the movie, The Paddington Trail has been started from November 4th until December 30th, 2014, fifty Paddington Bear Statues will be placed around London close to museums, parks,shops and key landmarks. The statues have been created by artists, designers and celebrities, including supermodel Kate Moss, actress Nicole Kidman, and Downton Abbey star, Hugh Bonneville. As the lead charity partner of The Paddington Trail, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children Charity Organization will be holding an online auction in November and a live auction in December for the statues. All proceeds from the sale of the bears will go to another charity. Some of the Participants decided to make their own mini Paddington Bear statues. The other Arc Participants and I had a perfect Paddington Bear day. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.

Delightful December

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Tameka_and_Santa_2014Hello, everyone! I hope that everyone is having a delightful month of December, just like I and the other Arc Participants are having. This is my favorite time of year to be a Participant at The Arc. I get to spend the holiday season with my friends. On Wednesday, December 3rd, some of The Arc Participants and I and Staff Members wore and brought our  favorite shirts and accessories with Disney characters to celebrate upcoming 113th birthday (on December 5th) of the cartoonist and filmmaker, Walt Disney. I wore my new Queen Elsa shirt from the animated movie, “Frozen.” Walt Disney is a major inspiration to me. He grew an empire of entertainment and enrichment from a seed of imagination. The other Participants and I had a wonderful and delightful Disney Day.

On Thursday, December 4th and Friday, December 5th, groups of The Arc’s V.I.P. Participants (from the West Avenue and Wurzbach Road Arc locations) went to help wrap holiday gifts at The Elf Louise Christmas Project. The Elf Louise Organization is dedicated to providing joy to Bexar County’s less fortunate children. They have over 4,500 volunteers wrap gifts and deliver toys during the Christmas season. Since I couldn’t physically help wrap gifts I felt like giving up my turn to go Elf Louise to another V.I.P. Participant that could wrap gifts was my way of helping the children. I’m very proud to be an Arc V.I.P. Participant. We’re always helping people in need. The V.I.P.S. and I said that we felt so good about being able to make the holidays of the children of their community filled with warm feelings and happiness.

On Wednesday, December 10th, The Arc of San Antonio had a holiday pizza party where each Participant received their gift from an USAA employee. Every year, an USAA employee will buy a Participant a holiday gift that he or she has wished for. I received a San Antonio Spurs 2014 Championship T-shirt. I’m a very huge Spurs fan, so I was excited to get this gift. The Arc of San Antonio is so thankful to the company of USAA, its employees and Santa Claus for making the holiday season, very jolly.

So, that was the delightful month of December and the year of 2014 for The Arc of San Antonio.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.  I hope you and your family had a great and safe holiday and a nifty New Year celebration.

Nifty November

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TamekaElmoandAbby12-08-2013SundayHello, everyone! I hope that everyone is having a month of November, just like I and the other Arc Participants are having. On Friday, October 24th, The Arc on West Avenue had a grand opening of its very own private library for all of the Participants. I thought this was an excellent idea. Anyone that knows me, knows that I adore reading books. When I was a little girl, my mother used to take me to the library so that I could listen to the story that was featured in “Story Time Reading Session” for that week. To decide what kind of books that would be in The Arc’s Library, each classroom was given a chance to go to a Half Price Book Store to select books and magazines that they thought that the other Arc Participants would enjoy. The Arc’s Library Grand Opening happened just in time for the National Young Readers Week. It is an annual event that was co-founded in 1989 by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It always takes place the second week of November. This year, the National Young Readers Week will be during Monday, November 10th to Friday, November 14th. All of The Arc Participants and I really appreciate the new edition to The Arc.

On Monday, November 10th, some of The Arc Participants made arts and crafts and wore T-shirts inspired by the children’s television, Sesame Street to celebrate its forty-five year old anniversary. The other Participants and I learned that Sesame Street is recognized as the first television show for a child that has a mixture of education and entertainment. Sesame Street also provided the first daily introduction to Jim Henson’s Muppets. In 2009, the series celebrated its 40th anniversary, making it one of the longest-running shows in television history. Sesame Street premiered on November 10th, 1969 and the original series has been televised in one hundred and twenty countries, and more than twenty international versions have been produced. The producers were reportedly “frantic with a naming dilemma for a title.” The producers finally settled on the name that they least disliked: Sesame Street, inspired by magical phrase from “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.” I have always loved Sesame Street from the time that I was a tiny girl. Sesame Street has thought me so many things. Also, during my many surgeries, Sesame Street helped me forget about the pain that I was experiencing. My favorite characters on Sesame Street are Elmo and Abby Cadabby. I even took a Christmas picture with them at Seaworld’s Sesame Street’s Bay of Play Playground. Taking the picture with Elmo and Abby is one of my favorite Christmas memories. My mother and I would always attend the Sesame Street Live performances when it would come into our city. I even wanted to live with Big Bird when I was six years old. Even now that I’m thirty-one years old, I’m still learning things from Sesame Street. The other Participants are I also learned that Sesame Street has been translated and adapted into a number of international co-productions in other places such as:  Japan, Egypt, France, Russia, Norway, Germany and a many other countries. All of The Arc Participants and I especially like learning about the place where the air is sweet and has sunny days, sweeping the clouds away. Thank you for reading my blog and I wish that everyone has a delicious and a terrific Thanksgiving with their families and friends.

October Happenings

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Tameka with Snoopy Halloween Shirt, 10-09-2014 ThursdayHi, everyone! I’m so excited that it’s the month of October. My second favorite time of the year to be at The Arc. I love all of the Halloween themed activities and arts and crafts that we do at The Arc during October. With the help of The Arc Staff Members, we carve Jack-o-Lanterns for our Classroom Jack-o-Lantern Contest. Last year, my classroom’s Jack-o-Lantern theme was, “Despicable Mini Minion” inspired by the “Despicable Me” movies. We decorate our classroom door for The Arc’s Halloween Door Designs Contest. This year on Thursday, October 9th, we had our Halloween Classroom Door Decorating Contest. I am very proud to say that my The Honorable Mention Certificate was awarded to my class, The Arc Participants in the Volunteer Involvement Program, also known as “The V.I.P.S.” Our decoration theme was, “Fangs for the Memories” which featured a gigantic face of a vampire. All of The Arc Participants and Staff Members worked really hard and were very proud of our Halloween Door Decorations Creations.

Also, on Thursday, October 16th, the V.I.P. Participants Classrooms from both of The Arc of San Antonio locations, came together in a luncheon held at the Phil Hardberger Park, where the V.I.P. Participants were served by The Arc’s Staff Members to celebrate the third year anniversary. Each V.I.P. Participant received a Certificate of Recognition signed by The Arc’s CEO / President, Mr. Steve E. All of the V.I.P.S. and I are very proud of ourselves and our accomplishments.

To wrap up our Halloween celebrations at The Arc of San Antonio on West Avenue, we have a Halloween Day Dance and Participant and Staff Member Costume Contest that is judged by The Arc Staff Members. The Arc Participants and Staff Members received individualize certificates for our costumes. This year, I’m planning on my Halloween costume to be Queen Titania; Queen of the Fairies from William Shakespeare’s play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Thank you for reading my blog and I hope that you have a great and safe Halloween!

Spectacular September!

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Flat Stanley and Tameka, 09-15-2014 MondayHi, it’s me, Tameka. The participants and I definitely had a spectacular month of September as you will see.

In recognition of the fact of September is National Apple Month, and the upcoming holiday, Johnny Appleseed Day on Friday, September 26th,we ate apple-themed foods, such as applesauce and apple parfaits, and made apple inspired arts and crafts.

It was a delicious day!

Also, in the month of September, we celebrated upcoming beginning of the Fall season which will be on Tuesday, September 23rd. Some of the participants made Fall Hats and Scarecrow Paper Dolls. We made Fall leaves etchings where they use a crayon to transfer the image of the leaf to a piece of paper and frame it with Popsicle sticks. We also played games of Fall bingo.

It was a fabulous Fall day!

On Tuesday, September 2nd, The other Arc Participants and I ate the West Avenue Location celebrated the 50th birthday of the children’s book character named “Flat” Stanley Lambchop by taking part in the Flat Stanley Project. We learned that The book series about Stanley was written by Jeff Brown in 1964.  The Flat Stanley Project is an educational project started in 1995 by Dale Hubert, a third grade schoolteacher in London, Ontario, Canada. It is meant to make letter-writing skills easier by schoolchildren to each other as they write about where Flat Stanley has gone with them. Students begin by reading the book and becoming familiar with the story. Then they make their own Flat Stanleys (or pictures of the Stanley Lambchop character) and keep a diary for a few days, needing telling about the places and activities in which Flat Stanley is involved. The Flat Stanley and the journal are mailed to other people who are asked to treat the figure as a visiting guest and add to his diary, then return them both after a period of time. Stanley’s story started out with him and his younger brother Arthur being given a big bulletin board by their father to display pictures and posters. He hangs it on the wall over Stanley’s bed. During the night the board falls from the wall, flattening Stanley in his sleep. He survives and makes the best of his different shape, and soon he is entering locked rooms by sliding under the door, and playing with his younger brother by being used as a kite. One special advantage is that Flat Stanley can now visit his friends by being mailed in an envelope.

Stanley even helps catch some art museum thieves by pretending to be a painting on the wall. Eventually, Stanley is tired of being flat and Arthur changes him back to his proper shape using a bicycle pump. The Arc Participants and I thought that it was really fun to take pictures of Flat Stanley and showing how great of a place The Arc is to attend. I remember when I was in third grade, my classmates and I participated in The Flat Stanley Project. I had gotten to see how people live all around the world. I am very happy that my friends at The Arc had a chance to experience seeing people and things that we share with the world.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I’ll be back next month with the highlights of Halloween activities. I can’t wait to celebrate Halloween. It is my favorite holiday season next to Christmas and Fiesta. Also, I decided what my Halloween costume is going to be. I am going to be Queen Titania; Queen of the Fairies! Look up William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” See you then!

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