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C is for Charley: Sledding in Knik

A question I am often asked is if I have ever gone dog sledding myself.  Until today the answer has always been, “No, but I really want to!”  Today I met up with fellow Chicagoan, Charley Bejna, at his kennel in Knik, AK.  I had the opportunity to meet his team for the 2017 Iditarod, …

B is for Booties down the National Historic Trails

I have to admit, I am one of those people who was fascinated by Wild, by Cheryl Strayed (however, I read it well before the movie came out).  Ever since picking up Strayed’s book, I have been hooked on the National Trails System.  My sister and I have hiked trails on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific …

A is for Anchorage!

This morning my day began in my city apartment in Chicago, where it was a wonderful 47* outside.  However, it will end quite differently.  By the end of the day today I will be in Wasilla, AK preparing for my five week adventure, which includes a stay in Nome where the high today is -8*.  …

Population Graphing – Fairbanks Route

The data generated by the Last Great Race lends itself to graphing lesson upon graphing lesson upon graphing lesson!  In this lesson, students will first create a bar graph to compare the population of checkpoints along the Fairbanks route. They will then also investigate the changes in population of Nenana and Nome as they continue to …

World Read Aloud Day!

“World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers taking action to show the world that the right to literacy belongs to all people.” (World Read Aloud Day Website) This Thursday (February 16, 2017) classrooms across the globe will celebrate World Read …

Fairbanks Start? No Worries for Teachers!

The Restart is headed to Fairbanks for only the third time in the history of the race! But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with classroom ready materials for your students! Looking for Fairbanks based math lessons? The Mathing Down the Trail Book features two lessons that feature Fairbanks.  On pages 113-119, the “Passing Time …

Writing to Mushers? READ THIS

We are happy to provide you with contact information of mushers agreeing to receive letters from students.  If you are writing to mushers, please follow the instructions below- EVEN if you have done this project before please read the information again- to gain optimum success on your project. Read the information below, follow the directions …

Musher Larry Daugherty Signs Up for the 2017 Iditarod

That’s right, another musher has signed up for the 2017 Iditarod! Rule 2 allows mushers to sign up after December 1.  There are 75 mushers signed up to run the 2017 Iditarod.  The race begins the first Saturday in March and ends when the last musher crosses the finish line into Nome. Share the news …

The Windy City Workshop

This past weekend teachers from around the country gathered in my classroom for the first ever Chicago Iditarod Teacher Workshop.  The workshop brought together teachers from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Ohio, and New Jersey and what a great day we all had!   Teachers began their day with presentations from Linda Fenton, 2013 Teacher on …

An Animal Encounter

Over the summer I did a post about Alaskan animals.  I was fascinated by seeing a moose, porcupine, and bear all in one night.  After that night, I took what I saw and turned it into a language arts and science lesson.  Along the Iditarod trail and during training a musher may encounter may different …