Friday, January 25, I was given the opportunity to share the Iditarod with all the classes at my school. Students and teachers at the Waupaca Learning Center (WLC) listened as I explained about the race, dogs, gear and the Teacher on the Trail™ program (I think they now realize I’m not a musher). They had great questions and their enthusiasm was palpable. All students from Pre-K thru 4th grade demonstrated our “Rascal Way” as they quietly and politely listened to my presentation.
At the end of the presentation a student from each class drew the name of the musher their class will follow during the race. For this year’s race we will have classrooms representing checkpoints (pictures will be coming soon) and students will move their mushers to each checkpoint as they race through the school.