Yesterday the class spent time looking through a short powerpoint of 25 mushers in this year's Iditarod. Then in their groups, they worked together to choose their top three mushers. Each group identified their first choice of musher to follow and also 2 alternates, just in case. Some groups worked smoothly and had a plan in place for making sure all voices were heard. Other groups struggled to come to consensus. But eventually all groups were able to make their top three choices. After the groups made their choices, I selected my mushers. I chose Aliy Zirkle as my main musher and Dallas Seavey and DeeDee Jonrowe as alternates.
I am a first grade teacher and I am so excited to participate in this project with my colleagues.