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Iditarod Magazine

I’ve been home from Alaska for a while now, and what a whirlwind it has been.  I have loved sharing my experience with my students, family, and friends.  My language arts unit on the Iditarod has wrapped up while I in Alaska, but my students did one last project once I was back.  They created …

B is for Booties down the National Historic Trails

The Iditarod Alphabet 2017 B is for Booties Thousands of dog booties are used throughout the Iditarod.  Each dog is required to wear dog booties, and a musher must keep an additional eight booties in his/her sled for each dog at all times.  Booties are used to protect their feet from being scraped up and 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 …

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 …

Join 2017 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ Annie Kelley and Bring Iditarod Based Lessons to Students

Annie Kelley, a 4th grade teacher at Saint Andrew School in Chicago, IL, is the 2017 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™.  Iditarod’s educational department is proud to welcome Annie to the team of educators who strive to help teachers use cutting edge technology and Iditarod lessons with their students so the students may achieve academic …