The Coat! The Coat!

One of the most anticipated pre-departure events finally happened in my classroom…

The formal trying on of the official Iditarod Teacher on the Trail ™ coat!

The boys were blown away by how big and heavy the coat, boots, and mittens are that have been provided for me to wear on the trail.  In fact, they called the mittens oven mitts!  I think it really drove home the idea of just how cold it could be on the trail.

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