The Red Lantern Award is given to the last musher to cross the finish line in Nome, so of course, I had to have one to stress the importance of hard work and determination! I bought this one on eBay a few years ago. I also brought in a pair of fleece dog booties to show the class what the dogs in the Iditarod wear to protect their feet from the ice! They loooved these 2 artifacts!
This is a new page added to the Iditarod Unit, so if you already bought this unit, go download your updated version for free (go to My Purchases in TpT)!!! I stuck mine in a page protector and update it in the morning when we move our mushers.
Sadly, 2 of the mushers that were assigned scratched (dropped out), so they live in the "Scratched Zone" now!
Multiplication and division is much more engaging when puppy food is involved!
Brushing up on our expanded form skills again:
Doubles and doubles +1 practice:
We used these number bonds to practice our splitting of tens and ones:
Reading Iditarod books and working on Adopt-a-Dog journals (available separate, but also included in my Iditarod Unit):
Ohhh the importance of 10's Friends!!!! We can't practice this enough!
Solving for an unknown and fractions!
And YOU HAVE GOT TO CHECK THIS OUT! A super sweet volunteer made this whole thing for us to hang up! You can't tell from the photo, but each of those flags are cut out construction paper, not printed from the internet! And the letters are all bordered with black and layered on top of yellow...it looks A-MAZING in real life. Trust me. I was speechless when I opened up the delivery! I promptly cut it out and laminated it so I could
hug it all night hang it up in the hallway with our other Iditarod stuff.
Terrible lighting in the hallway, as you can see from the difference in the photo below.
We also made our Iditarod Husky Craftivity dogs (available separate, but also included in my Iditarod Unit)! They'll be in the hallway soon with the musher biographies *hopefully* soon!
I printed my bookmarks, laminated them and used pawprint ribbon from JoAnn's to make them extra special and fun.