December 8, 2016

Zuma’s Paw Prints

zuma_adultZuma and the K9 Journalists

Zuma writes for all audiences. 

Gypsy writes for upper elementary and secondary readers.

Sanka writes for the higher level readers. 

Libby writes for the youngest readers. 

      Sled Dog Ed writes for educators.





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Gypsum  AKA:  Gyspy

  Read Gypsy's  Articles     

  Sanka Wusha Dog

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                Libby Littles

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Ed U. Cation

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 Teachers, follow this link to learn more about how you can use Zuma's Paw Prints with your students!


Recent Posts

How Long Is It?

Hello Fellow Educators! The season of Fall is nearing an end and hopefully you are continuing to “fall” into the depths of the Iditarod Dog Sled Race in Alaska. As a retired sled dog, I had plenty of time to rest up this past summer and travel around with my owners and children from the …

Travel Plans!

Hi Everyone! Just give me a moment here to navigate my way home before I embark on my new idea for you teachers. Let’s see, I need to trot 300 yards north to the training wheel, turn left for 100 yards until I arrive at the storage building, then veer right for 50 yards until …

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Sixteen rookies earned their Iditarod finisher’s belt buckle in this Iditarod.  Many of the veterans at the banquet were wearing belt buckles earned in their rookie run.  Iditarod XLIV is in the history books now.  Already mushers and race planners are looking forward to the 45th running of The Last Great Race® in 2017.

Finishers Banquet

Hi Boys and Girls, Last night was the awards banquet in Nome. It was held at the Nome Recreation Center. The banquet is to congratulate all the finishers of this years race. There are also awards given out. For a very detailed list of the awards and who won them this year you can go …

March 20

Good Morning, Mary Helwig arrived in Nome this morning as the Red Lantern winner. All the mushers have completed the race. It’s so exciting that they will all be able to attend the banquet tonight. Awards will be given out tonight at the banquet. I can’t wait to see who all the winners are. I …

Zoom Lens

This energetic dog has just finished the 1049 mile Iditarod with plenty of leftover energy. 

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When 4th grade teacher Trent Herbst made the arch this morning and set his snow hooks, he first snacked the dogs, praised them and loved them.  Then he went back and pulled a small ziplock bag of rolled scrolls out of the depths of his sled.  He walked up to most but not all of …

And the Award Goes To…

Dear Fellow Educators, The race is nearing an end to a remarkable season. I have been hearing “tales” of fabulous feats, shorter running times, exceptional athleticism, heroic efforts, and unbelievable stamina on the part of mushers, dogs, veterinarians, volunteers, and community members at the checkpoints. There is a saying in education, “It takes a whole …

Scratched vs Withdrawn

Hi Boys and Girls, By now, I’m sure you have seen that Ellen Halverson was withdrawn from the race. Some of you are asking what that means. Scratched: This is the most common why a musher leaves the race. It is a decision made by the musher and is usually made due to concern for …

March 18

Hi Boys and Girls, Happy Friday! What are your plans for the weekend? Hope you are doing something fun! There are 16 teams still out on the trail. It appears all teams will be in by the banquet on Sunday night. Let’s cheer on these teams. I’ll be watching until the last team is safely …