March 9, 2018

March 9, 2018

Dear Parents,

We had a great week here in first grade.  This week in science and SS we began learning about Alaska and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The Iditarod is a famous race that begins the first weekend in March every year and commemorates the incredible serum dogsled run that saved the city of Nome, Alaska from a diphtheria epidemic in 1925.  The children have been learning about the people of Alaska and how they lived long ago and today.  We have been talking about the similarities and differences in their own lives.  The actual race began last weekend with the ceremonial start on Saturday in Anchorage. We will continue to learn about the history of the Iditarod and we will follow the race, as it lasts between 8 and 12 days.  We will also learn about the animals of the Arctic.

We are going out everyday unless it is raining badly or below zero. Keep sending cold weather gear until it is obviously not needed. The children will continue to need boots for the playground well into the spring.

Today we had a PBIS Assembly to welcome our new principal, Mr. Clooney. We asked him some questions and then we told him something special about our class.

This afternoon we had a Lock Down Drill.  It can be very scary to children. Please take some time to discuss it with your child so s/he knows why it’s important.

After that we had a Winter Carnival for a reward from PBIS Special class behavior.  We snowshoed and did a snow obstacle course.  It was a great time!    

Enjoy the weekend!

Andi Cammer