Author: Zuma (76 posts)


The 2013 Iditarod

Hello Boys and Girls, Welcome to the start of the 2013 Iditarod Race and Adventure! By now, I’m sure your teacher has been sharing lots of interesting information about the race and you’ve been ‘howling’ all about mushers and the dogs who are gearing up to compete in this year’s race from Anchorage to Nome! …

Welcome To Zuma’s Paw Prints

Hello Boys and Girls! My name is Zuma and I am Iditarod’s Official K-9 Journalist. It is exciting to be the lead journalistic dog and be a part of the team of reporters that will bring lots of exciting information to classrooms around the world. Gypsy, Sanka W. Dog, Libby, and I will be writing …

It’s A Sled Dog Race Year!

Hello Boys and Girls, It’s that time of year again!  Iditarod season is nearing!  I’m howling a ‘pawsome’ awesome howl song to let you know that my K9 Journalist team, Gypsy, Libby, Sanka W. Dog, and I are gearing up for this year’s race coverage! You might not believe it now, but just like you …

Meet the K9 Journalist Team

Zuma, Gypsy, Sanka, Libby, Sled Dog Ed are excited to be the K9 Journalist team for Iditarod! They have each written something about themselves to help you get to know them better. They have lots of great plans and story ideas about things to write about over the next school year. We want to help …

Zuma’s Community Challenge: Lend a Paw

Hello Boys and Girls! The mushers and their dogs have been training for a long time before they get to the starting line of an Iditarod race.  With supplies that must be purchased, organized, and sent to checkpoints before the race, sled bags be packed, with hopes, dreams, and plans in place, mushers will be …

Blaine Meets Brooksville Students

Hello Boys and Girls, My good friend, Blaine, just got back from a ‘pawsome’ visit at Brooksville, Maine! Blaine sent me a letter about the school visit and included pictures so we could meet all of our Brooksville friends! I hope you enjoy the photos! Lots of Tail Wags, Zuma PS  Click this link to …

To Zuma from Students in Indiana: Community Challenge

 Hello Boys and Girls, I was so excited to get email from Mrs. Goble’s students this week.  They are doing an exciting project this year.  I hope you enjoy their letter! Lots of Tail Wags, Zuma Hello Zuma, I am Joan Goble, teacher at Cannelton Elementary School in Cannelton, Indiana.  I just wanted to let …

Southampton Elementary School’s Community Challenge!

Hello Boys and Girls! I am very proud of the schools that participated in the 2009 Community Challenge Project! Here is a summary of Southhampton’s project. If you did a project at your school, don’t forget to tell us about it! Lots of Tail Wags, Zuma Dear Zuma, I am writing to let you know …

Message to Teachers

Hello Teachers!  Hello Students! Welcome! Thanks for visiting Zuma’s Paw Prints. We hope that you visit this section of the website often! The K-9 journalists will have many articles for you and your students. Reading articles will help you and your students understand the race and other topics of interest. FIRST: Please note that we …

40 Years… Well, Before That!

Woof, woof, howl!  Hello Boys and Girls! As you have probably already heard, the 2012 Iditarod is the 40th running of Iditarod!  Isn’t that amazing?  We can’t wait for you to learn all about the past 40 years and about this year’s Iditarod.  Mushing, dog care, and the Iditarod have changed over the years. Even …