Swenson's Weekly Scoop
Highlights from March 2nd - March 13th
What have we been up to?
Every day during this unit, students have been tracking a musher in the Iditarod race (that they chose) and recording the musher's stats in a lap-book. They have also been moving their mushers along a trail that we have created in the hallway. They check their musher's progress several times a day.
We also created sleds and raced them against each other to see who had the fastest (ask your student about this), read several books about sled dog racing, and completed a sequencing book project on a book called Akiak (ask your students how to pronounce this).
We will continue to track our mushers this week, as the race is still going. It should be over by the end of this week, so check with your student to see who wins.
If you would like to track the mushers towards the end of the race, click on the link below.
Spring Pictures will be on Thursday, March 19th.
Our classroom's winning sled - We discovered that yarn glued to the bottom makes it go the fastest!
Read Across the Trail
In addition to the incentive day, we also had the opportunity to meet some local dog mushers and four of their dogs. We learned about what dog mushing entails, including how the dogs are trained, and how the sled works. We also were able to meet two of the dogs at the end of the assembly. See pictures below.
Global Blog Challenge
To read your student's blog, click on the link below.