Saturday, March 7, 2009

Iditarod Begins Today

The Iditarod starts today!!!! We are so excited that some of our favorite mushers will be back again this year - Dee Dee Jonrowe (DD10 likes her because her dogs have pink harnesses) and Jessie Royer and Lance Mackey. These are becoming household names here.

We find the Iditarod fascinating each year as we always learn something new. We choose mushers to follow through the race. We log in to and find out where they are and plot it on a map. We have a chart to write down the times they come to each checkpoint. Most importantly, we pray for our mushers.

There are lots of lesson and activities on the internet in relation to this race. You can find free materials on the offical Iditarod website as well as at

Over the next couple of days, I hope to post activities that we are completing concerning this race. In the meantime, you can check out my previous posts on this topic.

February 19, 2007 Iditarod

February 21, 2007 Connection

March 1, 2008 Iditarod

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