What a sendoff! The teachers, administrators, support staff, and students kicked it into high gear as they sent me on my way to Alaska. To begin the day, I saw all staff in T-Shirts with my picture on it. It was overwhelming.
At the end of the school day there was a Pep Rally, aka, The Iditarod Games. To start the games, they all surprised me by singing Hobo Jim’s “The Iditarod Trail Song”. 600 voices singing the trail song . . . awesome. Next came the games. Each grade level developed a game and chose students to participate. They were simple, quick, and a lot of fun. View the video to see what we did and how it was done. Try this at your school to ignite your student’s enthusiasm for the 2013 race.
The school year up to this point has been preparing me – and my students – for the day I would leave for Alaska as the 2013 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail. With the help of a wonderful class and fantastic staff, I’m ready. Signing off from Wisconsin – next stop, Anchorage!