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Latest Zuma’s Pawprints Posts

Summer Happenings

Hey Boys and Girls, It’s summer!!!! Time for playing, swimming, extra sleeping, maybe camp, lots of fun and adventures! I love adventure. There’s always something new to learn and see. Have you gone on an adventure this summer? A group of teachers went on an adventure this summer. They packed up there suitcases and went …

Summer Teacher Conference

Hello friends, BowWow! There are a LOT of teachers here at Iditarod Headquarters today. They are here enjoying the Volunteer Picnic and Musher sign-up. Teachers have been busy all week at the Summer Camp for Educators. I’ve seen them learning new Math and Science lessons to take to the classroom in the fall. Some of my …

Teacher on the Trail™ 2018

Hi Boys and Girls, I have exciting news! The Teacher on the Trail™ for 2018 is Heidi Sloan. Heidi is a 5th grade teacher in Virginia . She was selected after a fun week in Alaska, interviewing, presenting lessons, and participating in many race week activities. I recently interviewed Heidi about her experience and about …

Designing Commemorative Beads

Greetings, Teachers! Hard to believe the race to Nome is over! However, many people, including children, are on their own “race” to surviving hardships, life career changes, and most of all, overcoming medical conditions. This year some mushers, veterinarians, as well as the 2017 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™️ , Annie Kelley, carried “Beads of …

Writing to Mushers

Hi Boys and Girls, It sure has been quiet this week with no race to follow. I bet you are finishing activities in you classroom. One thing you may be doing this week is writing a letter to the musher or mushers you followed in the race. I know how exciting this can be. I …

2017 Finisher’s Banquet

Hello friends, The 45th Iditarod is officially in the books. 64 teams of mushers and K-9 athletes made it to the finish line in Nome in time for the annual Finisher’s Banquet. Cindy Abbot, one of my favorite mushers, was the last under the Burled Arch where she received the Red Lantern Award – her …

OOPS

Hi Boys and Girls, Well this old dog learned a new thing.  First I’m sorry for giving out wrong information.  This is what happened and what I learned. When watching the Rookie of the Year position and then who won, I forgot something really important.  The award is given to the Rookie who is the …

The 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.  This years awards are: PenAir Spirit of Alaska Award– Presented to the first musher to Ruby. The …

Red Lantern and the Widows Lamp

Hi Boys and Girls, While we’re wating for the Finishers Banquet tonight, let’s find out the difference between the Red Lantern and the Widows Lamp. I use to think they were the same thing. I was so surprised to find out they are 2 different lamps. They have similarities as they are both related to …

They’re All In Nome!

Hi Boys and Girls, The last mushers just arrived into Nome. The final four came in 38 minutes apart. It’s been a busy time under the Burled Arch this afternoon. Congratulations to all the finishers. The Red Lantern goes to Cindy Abbott               FINISHERS-(since last post) Zoya DeNure- Michael …