Friday, March 11, 2011
Current Events-Iditarod and more
This week Mrs. McGill's class has a special assignment every morning.
They come right to the library to check their musher's current place in the Iditarod sled dog race. Because Mrs. McGill set up a subscription to the Iditarod Insider GPS, they are able to get up-to-date information on the progress of the race. They locate their race team on the map or list, then take turns writing down the mileage. The next step is when they go on to class and do the math to find how many more miles their team has to go until the finish. It's fun, it's interactive, and it's learning.
Regarding another too-current event, as I write this blog entry on Friday afternoon, my heart is saddened by the horrific news coming from Japan and other places devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that struck yesterday. Our technology enables us to be in touch with the rest of the world. I'm sure many share my thoughts and prayers that go the many victims of this terrible disaster.