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Students in Takotna Share about their School Year

We would like to thank the students at Takotna Community School and Principal/Teacher Susan Smith, for sharing their December newsletter with us. Enjoy the read.  How does what’s happening at this school along the Iditarod Trail compare with what’s happening in your school? Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4  

“Sharing Our Stories” From Student Journalists in Takotna, Alaska

Sharing Our Story from Student Journalists attending Takotna Community School, Takotna, AK Mrs. Smith’s Class Starting the School Day My name is Elijah, am nine years old, and I am in third grade in Takotna, Alaska. I live on Mile 329 of the Iditarod Trail. My job the first week of school was to lead …


Iditarod Scavenger Hunt Download this scavenger and print it out.  Use to find answers on the Idita Hunt.  Download the Iditarod Scavenger Hunt.  How many answers can you find?  On your mark!  Get set!  Go! The Serum Run Game Click here to play the Serum Run Game. LitSite Alaska is the University of Alaska …

Puzzles and Fun with Words

Puzzles and Fun with Words!   Download and print out these puzzles! Cryptogram Challenges! Iditarod Cryptogram for Elementary Students A Cryptogram for You! Iditarod Word Search

Color and Create

  Download, print out, and color these pages or use them in your own creations Dogs and Gear Sled Dog 1 – Zuma Coloring Page Sled Dog 2 – Zuma in Black and White Sled Dog 3 – Full Color Husky Graphic Dog Team Sled

Student Journalists

Posts coming soon!

Iditarod BINGO

“There was a musher, had a dog, and Bingo was his name-o…”   Borrowed from the old English folk tune. Use this game to get familiar with the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race or to review what students know about the race by asking a question about the word you pull from the bag. Printing …

Fun Quizzes

We’ll have some fun quizzes coming soon

Make Dog Houses and Gear

There’s nothing better than hands-on real-life experiences for learning. Thanks to musher and educator Tim Vandermeuelen, Symposium participants went to work making necklines and constructing a doghouse. Tim handed out pre-cut and marked lengths of braided nylon and the indispensible fid to everyone interested then the fun began – push the fid through the rope …

The Serum Run Game

Play this game:  The Serum Run Game, curtesy of the University of Alaska! Click here to play! LitSite Alaska is the University of Alaska Anchorage’s award-winning community outreach website and the home of the Serum Run Game and Alaska Kids. The content and story for the Serum Run Game was written by Don Rearden, author …