Sunday, March 9, 2014

Iditarod 2014

Every year we learn about the Iditarod dog sled race that takes place every March in Alaska. We read about the inspiration for the race, which was a diphtheria outbreak in 1925 in the city of Nome. Because of the challenges of travel in those days, they had to use dog sleds and mushers to get the life-saving serum to Nome to save the children. We have been reading this book.

As part of ABL, Mrs. Murray has created an Iditarod activity that doesn't require any dogs...just kids, sleds, rope, PVC pipes, and of course, snow, something that we have had PLENTY of this year!

We had so much fun! Check out our slide show to see!
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Thanks Mrs. Murray, Mrs. Frey, Mrs. Bagley, Mrs. Crain, Mr. Juers, and Mr. McLaughlin!