Students learn of Iditarod


Have former musher in classroom

Provided photo Fourth-grade teacher Jane Wise shows off a jumpsuit that protects against the elements that are commonly worn by mushers, while Karen Land and her dog, Noggin, look on.


Staff Reports

TROY — Concord Elementary fourth-grade studens have been following the Iditarod dog races for years — and each year each student is assigned a musher.

This is a cross-curricular activity and this year this school hosted former musher Karen Land from Indiapolis, Ind., for a visit with her dog sled, dog, Noggin, and stories from her time in the Iditarod.

Land came to share with the fourth-grade students thanks to a grant from the Troy Foundation, with Craig Wise in attendance.

The students track the progress of their assigned musher each day as they enter checkpoints along the route, according to Jody Weber.

Students also were fortunate, thanks to Altrusa of Troy, for “Ice Dogs” books, which helped students see another side of dog sledding.

Provided photo Fourth-grade teacher Jane Wise shows off a jumpsuit that protects against the elements that are commonly worn by mushers, while Karen Land and her dog, Noggin, look on.
http://tdn-net.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_iditarod-photo.jpgProvided photo Fourth-grade teacher Jane Wise shows off a jumpsuit that protects against the elements that are commonly worn by mushers, while Karen Land and her dog, Noggin, look on.
Have former musher in classroom

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