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Mushing into the Classroom

Welcome to the CopperDog Learning Site.  With the beginning of 2016 came the snow we all have been waiting to appear.  The students, musher, and dogs have ben anxious to get out and play. I want to introduce to you … Continue reading

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Leadership

February is the celebration of President’s Day.  The students are able to recall the historical backgrounds of presidential leaders in classrooms.  I was able to relate a very real story of leadership after I completed the Midnight Run Dog Sled Race … Continue reading

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Student Mushers

Every student can be a musher driving their own team of sled dogs.  Here is a fun project we will do in my 2nd grade classroom on a day too cold for recess. Using bulletin board or butcher paper, have … Continue reading

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Just a Spoken Word

Last weekend I had the wonderful experience to compete in the 6 dog Ironline Sled Dog Race in Iron River, Michigan.  It was a 2 day race with some passing of teams from behind and head on.  What a great … Continue reading

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Fun Fact!

A fun fact to ask your students, ” How far in front of the musher are the lead dogs in a Copper Dog team? A fun fact shared by the John Beargrease Sled Dog organization- In a typical 14 dog hitch such as we … Continue reading

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From the Sled

Teachers and Students- Ever wonder what you see from the sled?  Students and teachers observe each other from different directions around the classroom.   The musher/driver watches their team from the rear mile after mile. There is only a gangline connecting … Continue reading

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Trail Mail

Educational Project    Deadline – Feb 15th  Dog sleds transported mail in some areas of the northern U.S. and the Alaskan Territory during winter months. Contract carriers used these sleds across Alaska from the late 19th century into the early 1920s. … Continue reading

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