Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sled Dogs Up Close

I was born and raised in Northern Minnesota and moved to Anchorage, Alaska 9 years ago.  I admit I really haven't taken advantage of all the special Alaskan events that take place here.  But yesterday I got to watch sled dog racing with my 1st graders because we all went down to watch the Fur Rondy Sled Dog Race.

When we got back to school we did a Shared Writing about our fieldtrip. You can read it, and see more photos by visiting our class website and clicking on the husky!

Click on the links below to learn more about the Fur Rondy and the Iditarod:

Fur Rondy


  1. That's awesome! We learned about sled dogs by reading. The real thing is so much better. What a cool field trip.

    Highhill Education

  2. Thanks! I should've taken some video as well, then your kiddos could watch it. The start of the Iditarod is coming up so I could video that. Have you ever heard of the Iditaread?