Tips and Tools

Mandatory Equipment Scavenger Hunt

  Crisp Winter Wishes to All!!!    The Iditarod Dog Sled Race will soon be seeing mushers crossing the finish line under the Burled Arch in Nome, Alaska. The race judges will be checking each sled bag for the mandatory equipment each musher needs to carry along the trail. If you go to www.iditarod.com>Information>Mushers>2017 Race …

Plenty of Harnesses

Dear Fellow Teachers, What a great race! I took some time to head back to Alaska to visit some former sled dog team members. It was an exciting trip, and I was so happy to see my friends. The howling in the kennel yard, seeing the harnesses hanging ready to be used, the sled awaiting …

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 …

Finalists for 2018 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail Share the Journey

Visit the website created and maintained by Kim, Tammy, and Heidi.    

Race Applications

Dear Middle School and High School Teachers, The young teenager who lives next door to our kennel is applying for his first job! He stopped over to our place to ask the owners if they would be references for him on his application. I have heard about applications before as my owner has applied to the …

Iditarod Math Problem Solving

Dear Teachers,     The race is about 3 weeks away….unbelievable!  Here is an Iditarod Math Problem Solving sheet that can be used to get your students thinking about the upcoming race.  The problems will require students to navigate the iditarod.com website for some answers. Answer sheet is also included.  Have fun! ~Sled Dog Ed 

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 …

Symbols of the Iditarod

                                                                                          Hello, Teachers!  The children from our kennels came home yesterday …

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 …

Qualifier Races for Rookies

Greetings Teachers! What does the word “qualify” mean to you? How about to your students? The world is filled with many important events that one must qualify for or have the certain qualifications of which to participate. There are qualifications for graduation, joining a sports team, entering contests, holding public office, becoming a citizen, applying …