As our adventure comes to a close I cannot begin to express how fortunate I feel for this opportunity. Educationally, I picked up several tips for creating more engaging lessons across all subjects. I have a much greater understanding of the Iditarod in terms of the race and all its many facets, but also in the way it can be used to inspire students to learn about themselves and the world around them. Personally, I have enjoyed not only the opportunity to explore the uniqueness of Alaska, but the chance to bond with my fellow teachers. I am traveling with a wealth of teaching experience and having a 24/7 opportunity to exchange resources, opinions, philosophies and just plain fun has been the greatest reward.
As we prepare for the ceremonial start today and the official start tomorrow I will be limited in time. Let me take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Jodie Villemaire, Terri Butler, our amazing PTO, the wonderful kinder team, Karen Lopez, my delightful class and their supportive parents. We have made the most of every minute and can't wait to share our enthusiasm.
Stayed tuned for some funny photos of our moose encounter, the dumping of snow onto the snowless streets of Anchorage and our very own M