reading, writing, and researching about the Iditarod Dog Sled Race in
Alaska, Nicole Herrmann's fourth grade class spent a morning immersing
themselves in the actual equipment, dogs, care, training, and the sport
of dog sledding.
Jim Feyen of Fond du Lac and his dog sled team visited Washington School for Comprehensive Literacy on February 19.
students used the opportunity to take a photo and send it to a musher
in Alaska who is competing in the Iditarod, which kicked off March 7 in
Anchorage with a ceremonial start, and then officially restarted in
Wasilla on March 8, ending in Nome. The entire course takes 10-14 days
to compete, some take longer.
student has their own musher they are following, our class is cheering
for Lance Mackey, who is a cancer survivor who won the last two years.
We also are following Rachel Scdoris who is a blind musher," said
Herrmann. "Perseverance and completing the miles is an accomplishment
Upon completion, the picture is to be
signed by the musher, and the mayor of Nome, Alaska before it is
returned to the class in Sheboygan. The students tracked the race
mileage covered, and selected mushers to cheer for on the internet at www.iditarod.com.