First Grade Iditarod

Children from Mrs. Lester's and Ms. Evans' first grade reading groups read Balto and the Great Race by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel.  It's about the heroic sled dog who helped get medicine to the sick people of Nome, Alaska in 1925.  The children learned about the Iditarod, an annual race in Alaska held the first Saturday in March, which commemorates the historic race for life.  The children re-created the Iditarod on the EMS campus, albeit sans snow!